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MG TD TF 1500 - Facet pump

OK, it's been hot here in Tucson so the green beast has been under wraps most of the summer. She wasn't running for a while but I got her going again.

One (unsurprising) problem continues to be the fuel pump ... I think it's marginal. It didn't work at all until I cleaned and rebuilt it, and now it seems to be "sticking" again quite a bit.

Does anybody have any good pictures on just replacing the fuel pump with a facet pump? Or is everyone just using backup systems? I'm leaning towards just removing the old pump and putting a new electric one in its place.

Suggestions, thoughts, pictures, diagrams welcome. Better yet, does anyone want to whip round and fix it for me?
Geoff Baker

If you can hold off till about January I might come down and give you a hand just to get away from the 10 degree weather. I'm not a big fan of butchering up the lines for the facet pump. Send it up to Dave and let him rebuild it for you.

Geoff - For installing a Facet, either as a primary pump or a permanently installed back up pump, see the article, Backup Fuel Pump in the SU Fuel Pump Articles section of my web site at: This article addresses MGBs, but it will work equally as well in the TD. You an use the Facet as a primary pump (leave the SU in place as the Facet will just pump through it) or use it as a back up pump by using a single pole, double throw switch to switch the power from one pump to the other. I suggest that even if using the Facet as the primary pump, you install it under the car as on the later TF as it will then supply fuel through the engine compartment to the carbs under pressure, reducing the chance of vapor lock. Also, If you decide to use the Facet, get some sound mounts to mount it on or it will drive you crazy with its constant hammering.

If you want your existing pump restored and converted to solid state, I can do that for you after the first of October. See the article, SU Fuel Pump Services in the same section of my web site as above. Cheers - Dave
David DuBois

This thread was discussed on 09/09/2010

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