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Re: [Mgs] Fuel Pump

To: "Dan DiBiase" <>, <>, "MG
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Fuel Pump
From: "Councill, David" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 08:06:07 -0600
Personally, I would spend more money and get the SU.

I have run two different aftermarket pumps. The last one was loud and
constantly clicked (as opposed to the SU which stops pumping). Another
one I used years before required a pressure regulator. And although it
stopped like the SU after the bowls were filled, it had a short life as
I went through two of them in my 65B in just a couple of years usage. By
comparison, I have only had one SU fuel pump fail after about 30 years
of service.

David Councill
67 BGT
72 B
73 B

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Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 7:52 AM
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Subject: [Mgs] Fuel Pump

Ok, so I have 2 issues with the '76B - the fuel pump doesn't, and the
starter. Addressing the former first -

The pump isn't pumping. It make a constatnt humming and ticking noise
(not the usual tick-tick-tick). After letting
it run for 5+ minutes, it hasn't pumped any gas into the fuel filter in
the engine compartment. It's an off-brand sort
of pump, not an original to the car. Here is what it sounds like -

New SU's from Moss are $150 or so. I know some people run generic pumps
with a pressure regulator of some sort, from a
FLAPS. I'm interested in experiences with those sorts of pumps, since we
are recovering from a series of money outflows
and I would rather go cheap to get the car back on the road ;-) The
current pump in the car is an off-brand Autopulse pump -

Any thoughts are appreciated.

 Dan D
Central NJ USA
'76 MGB Tourer
'65 MGB Tourer (Project)
NAMGBR #5-2328
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