[TR] where to mount a fuel pump on a TR3?

Philip Ethier pethier7 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 22:44:54 MDT 2017

I do not recommend mounting a Facet pump in the stock location on a Stag.

Facet pumps are meant to be mounted as low as possible.  I had problems
with the Stag losing prime, especially at altitude in Colorado.  I
relocated the Facet pump to a spot between the spare tire and fuel tank.
In the middle of the car, as far forward as possible, there is a space at
the very bottom of the car where the spare tire can not reach the fuel
pump.  Absolutely no trouble losing prime since the pump relocation.

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 6:10 AM, Randall <TR3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:

> >      I currently have a Facet pump and it periodically makes
> > loud knocking sounds like a woodpecker on a steel pole.
> FWIW, one of my Stags is wearing a Facet pump in place of the original SU
> electric pump.  Since I knew the Facet tends to be noisy when bolted to
> sheet metal, I made a small sub-bracket for mounting it to the original
> isolation mounts, with the pump mounted to rubber grommets in the
> sub-bracket.  Somewhat similar to the way the wiper motor mounts on a TR3,
> but I used ordinary electrical grommets that I had on-hand.
> The result can just barely be heard from the driver's seat with the engine
> off, not at all with the engine running.
> -- Randall
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Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
1973 Triumph Stag LE22439UBW "uncle jack", Sapphire Blue
2004 Suburban 8.1, Sport Red, the only automatic of the bunch
2005 Lotus Elise, Bordeaux Red Pearl
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited, Regal Blue Pearl
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