<VV> Auxilliary electric fuel pump

Shaun shaun_mcgarvey at shaw.ca
Sat Oct 8 18:41:50 EDT 2005

Jack, in my opinion the bowls go dry quickly when there is an air leak in
the system, usually at the rubber connecting hoses under the car or at the
fuel pump inlet. If you install an electric pump, the location of the leak
will quickly become apparent as the main fuel line switches from suction to

yea, Vairily ... Shaun

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Jebfmc at aol.com>
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Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 3:15 PM
Subject: <VV> Auxillary electreic fuel pump

> Hi Guys,
> I have a 1966 140 4-speed that has the seemingly common problem of empty
> carb bowls after only a couple days of not running. As the car is not a
> driver, a long start procedure is hard on the battery and starter. Someone
> suggested an electric fuel pump to fill the carb bowls before trying to
start the
> car.
> My questions are these:
> 1. Can an electric pump be installed in the main fuel line? Will the
> mechanical pump pull gas thru a non-running electric pump?
> 2. Will the gas pumped by the electric pump get thru the mechanical pump
> the carb bowls or do I have to run a separate fuel line from the electric
> pump directly to the carb bowls.
>                                  Thanks in advance,
>                                  Jim Bennetts
>                                  Akron, OH
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