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PostPost by: kenny » Wed May 16, 2007 11:42 am

Final bits have now arrived for the engine rebuild and will start when paint has dried on block :wink:

So that car is ready to fire up when finished I'd like to service its standard AC glass dome fuel pump (Yes I did think of doing a facet conversion but have decided to keep it standard)

The pump says Type G on its casting........I've struggled on interwebby thing to find the correct kit for this. A search here suggests the BD6 kit yet a chap selling some BD2 kits reckons they will fit.

Anyone know the correct service kit for this?

Many thanks,

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed May 16, 2007 11:56 am

My lists say its the BD6, sorry dont know what a BD2 is.
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PostPost by: kenny » Wed May 16, 2007 12:39 pm

That will do for me Brian. Many thanks.

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PostPost by: smo17003 » Wed May 16, 2007 12:48 pm

Kenny,

Please let me know how you get on. I recently tried to get a kit from QED but they said they were no longer available so I settled for one of their replacement pumps. Similar to the AC but without the glass bowl.

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed May 16, 2007 1:01 pm

Be careful when buying one of the replacements for the original AC mechanical pump. The replacements often have discharge pressures in the range of 5 to 6 psi which is too much, at least for Weber carburettors. I had to insert a fuel pressure regulator in the line to step down to the preferred 2 psi.
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PostPost by: kenny » Wed May 16, 2007 2:10 pm

Will do Mike as soon as I get sorted.

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PostPost by: tdafforn » Wed May 16, 2007 3:30 pm

have a look on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Triumph-TR-Alvis- ... dZViewItem

Mind you I need a kit as well, so perhaps we should arrange not to compete as I am sure the seller has a stock!
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PostPost by: dusty » Wed May 16, 2007 6:37 pm

I need to do the same thing and recently bought a BD2 kit from ebay for a few quid. Some of the parts are useable but not all. And the kit doesn't include the brass filter under the glass bowl.

If you find a source of the correct kit I would be interested to know.

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PostPost by: dusty » Wed May 16, 2007 6:40 pm

tdafforn wrote:have a look on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Triumph-TR-Alvis- ... dZViewItem

Mind you I need a kit as well, so perhaps we should arrange not to compete as I am sure the seller has a stock!
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I think this is the equivalent of the BD2 kit. The fuel pump fitted to TRs is different it has the glass bowl inverted to the side of the pump not over the top as on our cars.

see here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Triumph-TR2-TR3-TR4-TR4A-AC-Delco-Fuel-Pump-109637_W0QQitemZ190112195876QQihZ009QQcategoryZ27383QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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PostPost by: kenny » Wed May 16, 2007 8:34 pm

Tim, I'd spotted that one but Dusty has me worried now.
Someone must sell the right kit somwhere. As I said my pump says Type G but a mates car (John off here) has no type letter on it :?

Thanks anyway lads,everything you need to buy for these bastrads is a challenge :!:

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PostPost by: tdafforn » Wed May 16, 2007 8:44 pm

Hi,
I am guessing that most of the parts are common (valves and diaphram).
(I have just checked my pump and don't seem to have a number on it!
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PostPost by: pamitchell » Wed May 16, 2007 9:13 pm

Hello all

I sourced repair parts from the following vendor in E. USA
for my S4. Pump worked fine after the rebuild.

http://www.then-now.com/The_Cellar/cellar.htm

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PostPost by: dusty » Wed May 16, 2007 11:07 pm

tdafforn wrote:Hi,
I am guessing that most of the parts are common (valves and diaphram).
(I have just checked my pump and don't seem to have a number on it!
Tim


I'm not sure that the diaphram is the same, I will open up my pump at the weekend and let you know how many parts in the BD2 kit are of use.

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PostPost by: dusty » Thu May 17, 2007 8:55 pm

Ok I've opened up my pump (type G)

All the parts needed to refurb it are included in the BD2 kit except the gauze filter in the top. There are extra gaskets that you won't use.

The diaphram is the same and the valves look the same but I haven't actually fitted the parts so I'm just going on the look of them.

This is the kit I bought. I think he has a good few.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=010&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=200095728537&rd=1&rd=1

Hope this helps.
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PostPost by: kenny » Thu May 17, 2007 9:11 pm

Dusty,that's fantastic. Many thanks, will order one up straight away.

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