[TR] Fuel pump problems

glemon at neb.rr.com glemon at neb.rr.com
Fri Aug 18 14:55:38 MDT 2017

It could be debris clogging at a fuel pickup or narrow point in the line, when the car runs the rust and sediment is all sucked into the constriction point and it stops flowing, turn the car off, or even manually pump slower than a turning engine and the problem goes away.  

Secondrelatee point,if your pump works on hand pump it should work when the car is running unless the internal levers is bent or eccentric on the cam is worn down.  Does it spit out healthy gulps of fuel in to a cup if you turn it over with the feed to the car disconnected?

Greg 🍋

---- Bob Leaver <boleaver at gmail.com> wrote: 
> My Triumph TR4-A starts fine when I pump the fuel pump a few times and
> seems to run fine for awhile. After about 2-3 miles it starts chugging and
> tries to kill. I stop open the hood and pump the fuel pump about 20 times
> and get in and drive for about 1/2 to 1 mile and it chugs again. It takes
> awhile to get back home this way. I'm thinking of installing an electric
> fuel pump. Wondering which brand to buy? Some say they pull and push so it
> doesn't matter where you mount them. I've read where you should mount them
> close to the tank. It looks like some mount in place of the existing pump
> as a replacement and other are in combination with the manual pump. Help!!

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