<VV> Losing faith in mechanical fuel pumps

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 1 00:57:20 EDT 2010

So, I'm going back to the original question - with the responses up to now 
in mind.

Please clarify: the pump was bought 2 years ago and recently (300 RECENT 
miles ago) installed OR the pump was installed 2 years ago and has only seen 
300 miles since then OR some other scenario took place?  Please advise.

My only personal experience with the "crappy" pumps of about 20 years ago 
took place when I just happened to be at lclc's Vair Shop for another 
reason.  The leak was discovered during other maintenance and Larry put his 
last (in stock) pump on the car.  It leaked immediately - and worse than the 
one that was removed.

My preferred pump is the original GM one - or secondly, the AC Delco one 
(trying to avoid those of the horror period).  What brand is your pump?

Later, JR

'61 Rampside Standard 4/110
'65 Monza Convertible 4/140
"Keep the Love Alive"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <HallGrenn at aol.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:58 PM
Subject: <VV> Losing faith in mechanical fuel pumps

> One of the two year old fuel pumps I purchased from one of our Corvair
> vendors has started to drip after less than 300 miles.
> This is really getting old.  I expected better.
> No new discussion is needed, but this is one disgruntled Corvair 
> customer.
> Now if I only had the time for the installation of an in  tank electrical
> one with appropriate safety pieces.
> Bob Hall
> Group Corvair
> Corvanatics
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