I also have an electric pump. The one thing that
bothers me about it is the chance of it continuing to
pump in the event of a crash causing a fire hazard. How
do other list members deal with this "problem". Other
than that I love the reliability of it. Also where is
the best place to mount. Mine is on the firewall just
in front of the driverside under the bonnet.
1977 Spitfire...coming back to life
----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Buettner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Patrick Baize <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: 74 Is Alive!
>Add another Spitfire to the list of drivable cars!
>Today after inspection, I drove the 74 Spit for 51
miles. It drove very
>well. I even pushed the overdrive button, (Nervously)
and boy dod that
>thing kick in! dropped my RPM's just like that. Plenty
of Pep at 75 MPH
>with the overdrive on. Never had an overdrive
before, I can't imagine
>not having one now.
>Only 2 problems I have. One will be taken care of
>Altenator. The other was a sympton of no gas. just
for a couple of
>minutes. I pulled over it idled fine. I took off agian
, no problem.
>I have decided to get a fuel pump anyway. Which is
If you're just now deciding to get a fuel pump ... this
your "no gas" trouble. ;)
I have an electrical one, and the single solitary
problem I've had in
9 years (that's really only about 18-20,000 miles) was
that the grime
caused a poor ground once. Cleaned off the grime,
mounting screw, and all was back to normal.
A couple of advantages of the electrical ones: 1) you
them more easily, 2) they don't present an engine
hazard should they
break, and 3) if yours breaks in timbuktu, a
electrical one will be much easier to come by than a
>The only other anoiance was the pain in my left
shoulder. I found the
>top frame to be jabbing me. Never was the case with
my 63. I might have
>to make this top like the 63 top.
I have the same trouble. If you find a solution, I'll
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Dan Buettner - Des Moines, Iowa -
1977 Spitfire, FM64159U, now with an O too. Runs &
drives, but shakes
like crazy; needs new tires and a steering/suspension
1957 TR3, TS15098L. Needs an O. Undergoing frame-off
restoration begun 9/99.
1988 Honda Civic 4WD Wagon. Gets me to work and back
home again every day.
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