<VV> Electric Fuel Pump Wiring

Arlette Pat & Carl Kelsen arlettecarl at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 13 02:33:27 EST 2020

G’day from Australia to everyone and happy new year,

Hope someone can assist me with the following?

I Imagine that many of you will have fitted electric fuel pumps to your Corvairs and if you have then perhaps you might be able steer me in the right direction with the following question.

I am the final stages of installing an electric fuel pump in to our RHD 1965 Monza convertible.

I say ‘final stage’ as I have to date, mounted the electric fuel pump securely under the car close to the fuel tank. Have carefully connected it to fuel tank and fuel lines, installed all the needed wiring and included a oil pressure and inertia safety switch’s.

The last step I have yet to complete, is to connect a wire to an “ignition ON +12 volts” supply.

Looking at the factory fuse box in our ‘65 Monza, the only connection point that I think might provide an ignition ON 12 volts supply, is the the fused connection for the windscreen wipers. It occurred to me, that this might work, but of course if the windscreen wipers also function in the ‘accessory position’ of the ignition as well as the ‘on’ position then I this connection point will not work.

1/ I know it’s a simple question, but do Corvair wipers operate in the ignition switch ‘accessory’ position?

2/ If the wipers do function in the accessory position and I can’t of course use this as wiring point. If this is the case, can anyone suggest an alternative easy to access point to wire my electric fuel pump to?

Hope I have explained the above well enough and hope someone can assist me in completing this electric fuel pump installation.
Regards from a hot Australia. It’s summer ‘down under’
Carl Kelsen

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