Jim Hill wrote:
> > Keith S. Ehrlich wrote:
> > > A number of folks at VTR suggested I replace my mechanical fuel pump
> > > with a low pressure electric pump to better feed the Webers. In the
> > > interest of safety, how could the electric pump be wired to guarantee
> > > its shutoff in the event of a collision? I heard one concept about
> > > routing the wiring through the oil pressure sensor, which sounded nifty.
> > > Any other suggestions?
> George Richardson wrote:
> > Many cars with an electric pump, including the Stag, have an inertial
> > switch. Why not see if you can purchase one of these? If you run the pump
> > through the oil pressure switch, the car won't start until you've been
> > cranking the engine a bit.
> Hmmm . . . I never thought of using the oil pressure switch in this way
> before, but there's something to be said for cranking the engine until you
> have oil pressure before it fires up. I've got separate ignition and starter
> switches on my TR6 for just this purpose - I can crank the engine until I
> see oil pressure and then turn the ignition switch on.
In truth, this would only apply to a fuel-injected engine. For a
carbureted car, there should be enough fuel in the float bowls to start
the engine immediately with the choke set, presuming no other problems
such as bowl leakage.