[TR] Triumph Electric Fuel Pump
jtgayton at icloud.com
Wed Aug 5 09:33:02 MDT 2015
I think you’re right, Andy. I could have sworn I’d seen it listed in the Spare Parts Catalog, but I can’t find it now. It is in Kastner’s Competition Preparation Manual. Interestingly, it still has a part number (V0101), so presumably Triumph dealers sold them in period.
Any other info on make/model?
> On Aug 3, 2015, at 7:31 PM, Andrew S. Mace <zoboherald at aol.com> wrote:
> Jeff, are you perhaps referring to such an item sold as a "competition" part and/or recommended for competition use in the Prep Manuals? If so, perhaps it was a Bendix pump? That's what is in the trunk of my ( now long-dormant) Spitfire 4 ex-GP turned autocrosser, said car having been built probably in the late 1960s and pretty much as a textbook example of the Spitfire Competition Preparation Manual.
> Just a thought!
> --Andy Mace
> *Mrs Irrelevant: Oh, is it a jet?
> *Man: Well, no ... It's not so much of a jet, it's more your, er, Triumph Herald engine with wings.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Gayton <jtgayton at icloud.com>
> Does anyone know the manufacturer and model number of the optional electric fuel
> pump Triumph sold for the TR4? And any thoughts on how crazy it would be to find
> and fit one? I care too much about (the appearance of) originality to go with a
> modern unit. A vintage one would be fun, and I’m hoping it might help with
> cold-starting woes. If I’ve not run the car for a couple of days, it takes a
> very long time for it to turn over, and it sounds to me like it’s because it
> takes a long time to get fuel to the carbs. Once it’s running, it’s fine. And
> starting up after a day or two doesn’t take nearly as long. <http://firstname.lastname@example.org>
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