Sounds like a clog to me. It could be in the fuel pickup in the tank, the
screens in the fuel pump, or the screens in the carb intake lines. Do you
have a fuel filter in line somewhere? Less likely is a partial clog in a
metal fuel line. Have you replaced the flexible hose at the front of the
carbs?. Check on the easier stuff first.
The hot pump is likely from being overworked trying to pull fuel through an
> My BN7 has been running just fine until recently. After I drive for a bit,
> the car dies from what appears to be fuel starvation. When I check the
> pump, it is rather HOT. However, it will still "click click" as if it is
> fine, just no fuel? I have swapped in a spare, brand new one and the same
> things happens after a while. Sometimes it can be an hour of flawless
> or only 15 min.
> Any ideas, especially with the fuel pump being HOT?
> Ben Cohen
> BN7, BJ8, AN5, AN5, Lotus 7, etc