[TR] Electric Fuel Pump (was Re: 2018 Kastner Cup)

dave dave at ranteer.com
Sun Jul 8 20:47:18 MDT 2018

What is the pressure of this pump?


From: Triumphs <triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Geo Hahn
Sent: Sunday, July 8, 2018 7:00 PM
To: Andrew Uprichard <auprichard at uprichard.net>
Cc: Triumphs <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Subject: [TR] Electric Fuel Pump (was Re: 2018 Kastner Cup)


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 4:47 PM Andrew Uprichard <auprichard at uprichard.net <mailto:auprichard at uprichard.net> > wrote:


...Headed out Friday for what was going to be an enjoyable, 100 mile trip.  Hit the 50 mile mark and it died.  Dead.  Fuel pump packed up.


...Got home, hitched up the trailer and went to collect the car.



This is a repost (from this morning) on another list - but timely due to Andrew'a misadventure so thought I'd repeat it here:


I always carry a simple in-line electric fuel pump already plumbed to easily bypass the mechanical pump and connect to power. This is my get-me-home spare so I do not have to change the mechanical pump along the side of the road (at night, in the rain, wife sitting in the car, etc).

Unfortunately my bag of small TR3/4 spares went missing when I parked the car in a public place and (because the boot was in use with something bulky) I had to leave the bag on the seat. Oh well, everything in there could be easily replaced.

That lot included the electric fuel pump so I was pleasantly surprised to find this one on eBay:

 <https://www.ebay.com/itm/362170401702> https://www.ebay.com/itm/362170401702

A suitable (made in USA) pump for 11 bucks (including shipping) is quite a good deal.

To be ready for use I changed the outlet barbed fitting to ¼", added 2' of ¼" fuel line and a couple of alligator clips to the power & ground leads.

In case it is not obvious, the 5/16" barb connects to the rubber line to the mechanical pump and the 2' hose to the ¼" hard line to the carbs.

I thought I'd pass it along as it is pretty cheap 'insurance' against a fuel pump failure.



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