[Mgs] fuel pump problems, need help

Eric J Russell ejrussell at mebtel.net
Tue Jul 19 14:27:03 MDT 2016

> 62 MGA, fuel won't pump. I disassembled my pump and checked the diaphragm,
> the rubber looked really good, I replaced the cork seal for what looks 
> like
> the overflow tank, this is not the original kind of pump with the
> unscrew-able filter. >

> I would think as long as the piston is going up and down I should at least
> get a stronger vacuum. What do I do? What is wrong?

I am not sure what type of fuel pump you are describing. Can you post a link 
to a photo?

SU pumps don't suck very well. The fuel pump in the MGA is mounted fairly 
low so it doesn't have to draw fuel up. Once primed all it needs to do is 
push fuel up to the carbs.

Eric Russell
Mebane, NC 

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