On Tue, 30 Jul 1996 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> 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?
You cannot just use a generic fuel pump. It would have too much pressure
and would make your carbs leak. Many people will install a generic fuel
pump and a pressure regulator in the engine compartment.
I don't know how much you actually save if you have to buy the regulator
as well, also I feel the regulator gives the engine compartment that
typical DPO look (goes well with rusty pancake filters and snipped off air
Finaly, with the SU pump, you could carry a fuel pump rebuild kit (or
just the parts you think you would need) for emergency repairs.
Just my opinion,
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