<VV> Electric Fuel Pump Wiring
hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Wed Jan 15 04:53:56 EST 2020
That's right - that's all you need to do to get going again. Normally a
light tap will get them started again. Then when you get home you
replace the points and you're good for another five or ten years. My
point is that thee pumps will always get you home, then it's a
five-minute fix to replace the points. That's why all the quality
British cars used to use them - Aston Martin, Jaguar, Rolls Royce etc.
For some years SU pumps have had capacitors fitted across the points to
greatly extend their life.
On 2020-01-15 07:20, jim bannister wrote:
> I have un-fond memories of the SU pump on my MG-TD. I carried a
> small file to dress the points when it stopped clicking. No click =
> no go.
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> 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
> to a certain height. Obviously the latter is the one I favour - it's
> type fitted to the Morris Minor so is easily obtainable.
> I much prefer these SU pumps to the modern ones that run constantly,
> 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
> an electric motor running constantly. Also they are low pressure, so
> this stuff about oil pressure sensors etc is redundant in my opinion.
> Another good thing about SU pumps is that they never fail suddenly.
> the points get dirty they will eventually stop pumping, but a light
> on the nose will immediately get them ticking again.
> The ancient SU company is now in very good hands, having been
> by Burlen Systems in the UK. Google either Burlen Systems or SU
> carburettors (note the English spelling) and you will find all the
> 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
>> 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
>> provisions. The system described has been in operation,in my 67
>> for several years, and has worked exactly as planned. I’m notsure
>> attachments function on VV; therefore, if the attachment is
>> strippedwith this email, and you wish to receive a copy of the
>> diagram, pleaseemail me at: service at tvislandaire.com.Cheers!
>> Mike Mauro
>> Corvair Infected since 1970
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