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First off the pump you need to run is made by Facit, and is marketed
under under the Facit name, NAPA, and Fram.  It is the most common
replacement pump used on aircooled VW.  It is solid state in the sense
that it has no brushes, has a built in regulator, and should run about
$12 at any parts store.

I'll send you some pictures off the list thursday eve of how I have my
tank blocked off.  I really don't want to get lectured again about fuel

content22207 wrote:

>To put the ending first: I am soliciting suggestions for securing a
>plate to my former fuel pump opening. I envision a large circular disc
>with a 1/4" tube stuck straight down into my Hervey baffle (filter
>screen attached). I just need to hold it in place, and keep crap out
>of my tank. Cutting the lip off an old baffle might be easiest...
>The story: While road testing my clutch installation, engine suddenly
>developed what could charitably be described as an "oil leak". Belts
>were slinging it absolutely everywhere. Entire engine compartment was
>coated. Dripped from the timing chain cover like the DeLorean Valdez
>(didn't leave oil spots on the pavement -- left amazingly large
>puddles). My brand new dual exhaust is black from barbequed oil. Has
>even been slung out the louver vents all over the exterior (bet I'm
>made friends at the stop light left & right).
>Checked timing cover bolts -- all were tight. Reseated the lower 8 in
>silicone with oversize washers to no effect.
>Replaced front oil seal (one advantage of not having a muffler across
>the back of your car) to no effect.
>Flooded the "valley of death" as an experiment. Sure enough, water ran
>into crank case and foamed my oil.
>My current block has a hole in it a'la Dave Swingle (who theorizes
>this will become an ever increasing problem among PRV's that have
>spent majority of their life sitting outdoors).
>Since I have a brand spanking new PRV sitting in one corner of the
>diesel shop, obvious solution is an engine swap on the eve of Pigeon
>Is carbureted A series, so I need 4-6 PSI fuel pressure. Wanted to go
>mechanical, but I can't find a pump to fit my block (has a circular
>opening to the camshaft, not oblong). Volvo used dual electric pumps
>even in the early 1970's, not mechanical. A regulator for my current
>CI pump would cost more than a rail mounted low PSI model. So too
>would a low PSI pump in the existing boot. I'm looking at generic
>industrial pumps, mounted to flat surface, $50 or so.
>As stated, a tube will run straight down into the tank, attached to a
>new low pressure line to the rear of the car. Will probably put the
>pump back there simply because there's more mounting options.
>Any suggestions to secure my plate to the tank?
>Bill Robertson
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