<VV> fuel pump question- also 65' vair with the ignition woes now runs on starting fluid =)
shortle556 at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 3 20:23:54 EDT 2010
Ray, I'd probably prime the fuel bowls on both carbs and see if that is enough to get the pump to start pumping (you do have fuel in the tank, right?). The leak may very well disappear after running awhile. I prefer myself the electric fuel pumps. They are better (oops). I prefer the Airtex pumps though some will chime in with differing opinions. I also prefer the stock appearance meaning you can use the original fuel lines. Costs in my opinion are minimal.
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado
Getting ready to drive my Corvair 2500 miles in 2 weeks
>From: "Ray R. (aka Grymm)" <vairguy at echoes.net>
>Sent: Jun 3, 2010 6:13 PM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: <VV> fuel pump question- also 65' vair with the ignition woes now runs on starting fluid =)
> Just searched the archives but nothing useful showed up. I have the ignition system working now so the car runs on starting fluid but the pump hasn't managed to get fuel to the carbs yet. I know it usually takes a while but now the fuel pump started spitting a little fuel out the little pinhole in the top cover... I imagine this means a bad diaphragm? The pump was working fine when last used, but it has been bouncing around the garage for four years since =P.
> Talk to me about OE type vs electric... what kind of cost involved in the conversion? Any tips on how to do it or what electric pump to use? I'm not worried about stock appearance.
>Thanks again all.
>Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez III
>Lake Ariel, PA
>66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
>65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction and almost done!)
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