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Once I get some time to finish I will post pictures and some info on how
to do it.  But till then I will send you some off the list.


Andrei



DMCVIN6683 wrote:

>Is there any way of posting some pictures of your fuel pump 
>modification?
>
>Mark V
>
>
>On Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at 08:41  PM, cruznmd wrote:
>

>
>>Hey Andrei,
>>
>>Good to hear from you after all this time. I saw your work and
>>thought it was good. Bill could do worse than to get ideas from you.
>>
>>He told me about his engine self-destruction. It's a sad thing. Just
>>when he had it running well too.
>>
>>Rich A.
>>
>>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Andrei Cular <andreic@xxxx> wrote:
>>   
>>
>>>Bill
>>>
>>>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
>>   
>>
>>>safety...
>>>
>>>
>>>Andrei
>>>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
>>   
>>
>>>>Forge...
>>>>
>>>>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
>>>>#5939
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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