Lotus Elan

Electric fuel pump install on a carburetor car

PostPost by: mbell » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:16 pm

When I get to updating my fuel pump set up I plan to add fitting to the edge of the body/chassis near the location of the standard fuel pump (rear left corner of the engine bay). Something similair to the brass brake lines union that fasten to the chassis.

I'll then fit the fuel line to the lower connection and fuel feed to the carbs to the upper. Aim is to keep the fuel line out of the way at rear of the engine bay and give an easy places for connect/disconnecting the carb feed hose.
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:43 pm

Grizzly wrote:
pharriso wrote:
Bruce Crowthorne wrote:OK, so we seem to have covered the installation in the boot (trunk), but what about the engine end?


Bruce, I wondered about this & could not find a lot of information posted here.

I fitted a fuel pump blanking plate (without Oil deflector yet) & had a piece of copper pipe made up with the correct fittings to go between the supply line & the Carb fuel hose:
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Do you remember what fittings you used? from memory i think it has compression fittings but not sure what size?

I haven't got round to removing the mechanical pump yet but it's leaking oil onto the starter so needs looking at, might be the time to do away with it completely.


Chris, the local hardware store made this up for me, Standard 1/4" Copper pipe with 2 flare fittings, they flared the copper with a 45 degree double flare.
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