<VV> fuel pump question

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 7 00:31:34 EDT 2005


There is a mechanical VS electric debate that comes up often.  Let's not go 

If this is a recently manufactured pump, your best bet is to call the vendor 
for suggestions and/or replacement.

If it is and older "new" pump, you should be aware that there was a run of 
bad ones about 10 years ago.  Some (few I would think) could still be on the 
shelf in some places.  Every once in a while, one pops up.

Until you have the problem solved - check your oil frequently (both for 
volume AND for gasoline odor.  You don't want to ruin your new engine with 
gasoline diluted oil.

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Later, JR
'61 Rampside Standard 4/110
'65 Monza Convertible 4/140  (times 2 till someone buys one)
'66 beater Coupe - icemobile 4/140

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arthur Landis" <MONZA63MO at peoplepc.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 9:31 PM
Subject: <VV> fuel pump question

I have a '66 Sport Sedan with a freshly rebuilt 140.  My mechanical fuel 
pump is 4 months old (2500 miles).  I've had to tighten the top screws on it 
3 times because it starts leaking after a while.  Is this a common ailment 
with mechanical fuel pumps?  Is there a cure?  Has anyone tried to take the 
top screws off and put lok-tite on the threads?  Is there a good (better) 
mechanical fuel pump to replace this "new" pump?  I don't want to go with an 
electric fuel pump.

If this is a question that has been asked to death, please indulge me 
because I'm fairly new here.  The last time I asked a question I received a 
derogatory and insulting reply because I asked something that had been 
discussed a lot in the past.


Art in Missouri
'66 Sport Sedan
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