Yes, as you might have guessed, I have comments.
When I rebuild or rehab a car it generally needs a $90 fuel pump. When I
rebuild a car with an aftermarket fuel pump it generally needs a new $90 pump
plus new lines and fittings because the originals were changed to fit the
aftermarket pump plus a new bracket and mounting grommet because it was adapted
or removed plus electric wireing rehab plus filling holes drilled to fit the
And try as I may I have never been able to find a direct replacement, or even
reference material, for any of the no-longer-manufactured aftermarket pumps I
have found in these cars.
I complain about the increased work and cost and wonder how much of the
difference between $24 and $90 was saved if you count the original conversion
and time cost.
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 1996 4:03 AM
Subject: Fuel Pump
Ok here I go agian......
I looked under the car at the fuel pump. Looks like a hose comes
from the tank to the pump and from the pump to the carb. I looked in
the book and it says that the pump is a low pressure pump. So can I
just place a universal fuel pump (24$ at Pep Boys) in the place of
the punp? (with diffrent hookups for the fuel line of corse)
Anyone see any prob with doing this? I have talked to 2 people who
did this to there cars (not MG's) and they claim it works just fine.
Seems like it should work, plus if it ever dies I can get one right
away and not have to order one in. Any thoughts?
"The first ten million years were the worst and the second ten million,
they were the worst too. The third ten million I didnt enjoy at all. After
that I went into a bit of a decline."
- Marvin reflecting back on his 576,000,003,579 year career as Milliways' car
Keith Fisher Fisherk@GAS.UUG.ARIZONA.EDU