[Mgs] fuel pump problems, need help

Clayton Kirkwood crk at godblessthe.us
Thu Jul 21 11:13:28 MDT 2016

How does one go about priming the pump?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric J Russell [mailto:ejrussell at mebtel.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:27 PM
> To: mgs at autox.team.net
> Cc: crk at godblessthe.us
> Subject: Re: [Mgs] fuel pump problems, need help
> > 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
> 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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