<VV> Electric Fuel Pump Wiring

Hugo Miller hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Tue Jan 14 16:11:03 EST 2020

Chatter? Ingenious tips and advice you mean? ;) A postscript to my 
contribution about using a British SU fuel pump, there are two types; - 
one has to be below the fuel level, and the other can suck the fuel up 
to a certain height. Obviously the latter is the one I favour - it's the 
type fitted to the Morris Minor so is easily obtainable.
I much prefer these SU pumps to the modern ones that run constantly, in 
part I'm sure because I was brought up on them in the UK. They just 
'tick' every few seconds when delivering fuel - much better tha having 
an electric motor running constantly. Also they are low pressure, so all 
this stuff about oil pressure sensors etc is redundant in my opinion. 
Another good thing about SU pumps is that they never fail suddenly. When 
the points get dirty they will eventually stop pumping, but a light tap 
on the nose will immediately get them ticking again.
The ancient SU company is now in very good hands, having been acquired 
by Burlen Systems in the UK. Google either Burlen Systems or SU 
carburettors (note the English spelling) and you will find all the info 
you could possibly need. SU carbs, incidentally, are a work of art.

On 2020-01-14 15:42, Michael Mauro via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Greetings! Lately, I’ve been seeing chatter about how best to wire
> for anelectric fuel pump. I’m attaching a detailed PDF diagram 
> showing
> how my 67coupe is wired. The installation shows: 1) where to connect
> and protect (fuse) thepower source; 2) a bypass power circuit,
> allowing the fuel pump to run when thekey is turned to the “start”
> position [for “dry” starts]; 3) oil pressure andimpact safety 
> shut-off
> provisions. The system described has been in operation,in my 67 
> coupe,
> for several years, and has worked exactly as planned. I’m notsure how
> attachments function on VV; therefore, if the attachment is
> strippedwith this email, and you wish to receive a copy of the wiring
> diagram, pleaseemail me at: service at tvislandaire.com.Cheers!
> Mike Mauro
> Corvair Infected since 1970
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