<VV> 1967 Corvair Monza fuel pump
tony.underwood at cox.net
Fri Jul 23 23:13:09 EDT 2010
At 07:36 PM 7/23/2010, Charles Lee wrote:
>I've re-assembled mine and it continues to leak from the bottom seal,
>directly over the engine mount (can't be good for the rubber there ??!?!?)
>No sign of cracks or other aberrations in the seals there though, and all
>bolts are tight as can be.
>Surfaces seem to be smooth and clean, but still it leaks.
If the bottom section warps you can expect leaks no matter how tight
you cinch down on the screws. In fact, too tight can warp the
>Are these seals available separately ? I have most of the parts, can it be
Much of the leak issue stems from the bottom gasket. And, they do
harden and are difficult to get to seal back again if the pump is
dismantled and they're allowed to dry out. The saving grace is that
the bottom gasket isn't terribly complicated, it's just a flat piece
of gasket material albeit a SPECIFIC material. It must be fiber
reinforced or it will crack and leak. This is what started a lot of
the issues with the "bogus" pumps of a few years ago.
>Is the Corvair fuel pump the same for all years ?
'60 and '61 are different... use a different length (longer)
pushrod. The '62-up pumps are all the same.
You might try giving the pump a few days, then try snugging the
screws again after the gaskets have a chance to settle back
in. Can't hurt to try, worked for me a time or two.
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