<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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'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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