There's also the solid state fuel pump (Moss 377-420). I've been running
one of these for years with no problems. I also keep a spare in the trunk
with some spare fuel hose and clamps. I figure the spare could easily be
plumbed into the fuel line under the hood in case of a failure. I hear some
people permanently install the spare, ready to go with the flick of a switch
or continuously running along side the original.
If one decided to run two pumps simultaneously, shouldn't they be
plumbed in parallel? I figure the fuel pressure would be doubled if they
were in series (and both running).
Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Smitty" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 12:56 PM
Subject: New Fuel Pump
> For the first time yesterday my dependable "B" left me stranded along the
> while I was on my way to work. I could hear the engine starting to die so
> immediately pulled to the side and was trying to figure out why it was
> starving for gas. Gas tank was full and everything seemed fine. Then I
> realized I was no longer hearing the familiar tick of the fuel pump from
> behind my seat and figured the pump contacts must have froze or died
> completely. After sitting for nearly 1/2 hour I tried it again and heard
> contacts so I immediately started the engine and continued to my
> After work it started fine and took me home with no problems.
> Question: Before this occurs again I'm going to purchase a new fuel pump.
> Yesterday was just a warning but next time it may not correct itself. Do
> suggest staying with the same type of SU fuel pump (Moss 377-165) or is it
> better to go ahead and purchase an SU solid state fuel pump with modern
> reliable electronic solid state switching (Moss 377-255)? I'm going to
> one immediately so any advise would be great. Thank you.
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