John, I have had my share of fuel pump problems with my '67B and '80B.The
'67 pump died after the car sat in the garage all winter. Bought an
after market pump which never worked properly.Eventually replaced the
blades inside the pump and it worked fine.The '80 pump died this
past summer, but replaced it with brand new SU pump and haven't had any
problems.Be sure to put and extra ground wire from fuel pump to body if
your car has a negative ground.Fixing the old fuel pumps is very easy and
nice to keep for spare in trunk.Safety Fast! Phil Roe...
The Hamptons, NY USA
MG Car Club of Long Island
'67 & '80mgb
On Thu, 11 Jan 1996, John M. Trindle wrote:
> I have had a second fuel pump go out in as many months on my '73 MGB.
> The SU brand pump failed by becoming totally silent. This one (a
> plastic-bodied one from Seven) will click once for voltage applied, and
> once when it is removed. It doesn't "throw over" though. I got home
> yesterday by clicking the ignition on-off to fill the float bowls (5
> miles, in traffic. Yeesh). The SU responded to tapping for a while
> before it completely died. This one doesn't, and I am afraid to hit it
> too hard because of the plastic, anyway.
> This is starting to look chronic! Any ideas? Thanks!
> John M. Trindle | email@example.com | Tidewater Sports Car Club
> '73 MGB DSP | '69 Spitfire E Stock | '88 RX-7 C Stock
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