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Re: fuel pump

To: Dart Budz <>, <>
Subject: Re: fuel pump
From: David Councill <>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 22:02:28 -0600
I'm really preferential to the SU fuel pump for two reasons.

1. I have only had one SU fuel pump fail and that was on my 71BGT. I bought 
the car in 1983, the pump failed in 1999, and I put at least 150k miles on 
the car and pump in those 16 years. And the pump was already used when I 
bought the car, possibly even the original pump. It would be hard to find 
an aftermarket pump that can match that.

2. My son's 65B has an aftermarket Purolator pump - the pump is noisy and 
constantly pumps. Not even comparable to a quiet SU pump that shuts off 
when the float bowls are full. And now that I think about it, I also had an 
aftermarket fuel pump in my first 65B. It was noisy but did shut off when 
the float bowls were full, but I had to buy an additional pressure 
regulator for it. Low pressure is critical.

In short, I think the SU fuel pump is your best bet for reliability as well 
as performance, even if it does cost quite a bit more (at least in the 
short run).

David Councill
72 MGB

At 10:29 PM 8/15/2002 -0500, Dart Budz wrote:
>I have to install a new fuel pump on my 72mgb.  I just had a question for
>the list.  Should I install another su fuel pump or try an aftermarket
>pump?  Barney, your website was very helpful providing part #s on those
>aftermarket pumps, but i was hoping for some other testimony from list
>members and get their opinions.  Thanks in advance for the assistance.

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