[Healeys] Facet Cube 12v Fuel Pump, 1/8 NPT, 2-3.5 psi | Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies

Kees Oudesluijs coudesluijs at chello.nl
Sun Feb 16 15:38:34 MST 2020

Mylar, You could well be right. I was always told  it was kevlar but 
when I think of it this may be wrong. If I look up mylar, it certainly 
has the right properties.

Kees Oudesluijs

Op 16-2-2020 om 20:30 schreef Bob Spidell:
> I must be the outlier; I've had many SU pumps fail on the road over 
> the years (maybe, because until recently I was putting 5-7K miles/year 
> on my BJ8?).  I've bought new points-based, rebuilt several--for a few 
> years the replacement points were pure crap--bought new SU electronic 
> and built SU electronic from kits and had the late Dave DuBois rebuild 
> several (now in pieces on the bench).  Still, I stick with them hoping 
> for one of the legendary points type that supposedly last a million miles.
> I always thought/assumed the film on the diaphragm face was mylar (not 
> kevlar).
> Bob
> On 2/16/2020 11:09 AM, josef-eckert at t-online.de wrote:
>> Mike,
>> I never understand it. I have the original pumps in all my 
>> Austin-Healeys and only restored them together with the car. They 
>> never let me stranded. In case I have an identical one (also 
>> restored) in the boot. It helped several who broke down with their 
>> Facett, Mitsuba, Hardi, etc. pumps.
>> Josef Eckert
>> Königswinter/Germany
>> -----Original-Nachricht-----
>> Betreff: Re: [Healeys] Facet Cube 12v Fuel Pump, 1/8 NPT, 2-3.5 psi | 
>> Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
>> Datum: 2020-02-16T20:03:40+0100
>> Von: "Michael Salter" <michaelsalter at gmail.com>
>> An: "warthodson at aol.com" <warthodson at aol.com>
>> "Why do so many people replace an original SU pump that has lasted 
>> decades"
>> Because the replacement ones are nice and shiny and gold coloured ... 
>> they must be better ��
>> M
>> On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 4:20 AM warthodson--- via Healeys 
>> <healeys at autox.team.net <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>> wrote:
>>     Why do so many people replace an original SU pump that has lasted
>>     decades with an aftermarket pump that requires modifying the fuel
>>     lines, adding additional fittings, clamps & altering the mounting
>>     brackets (all additional sources of failures), vibrates
>>     continuously, etc, when it would be so much easier & more
>>     original to simply replace it with a new highly reliable SU fuel
>>     pump? If you are concerned about being stranded at the side of
>>     the road, carry a spare SU or even better install it in parallel
>>     & wire up a selector switch so you can switch between the two pumps.
>>     Gary Hodson
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