Lotus Elan

Fuel Pipe Pump Connections

PostPost by: William2 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:35 am

On my Elan restoration I am using the standard glass bowl type fuel pump. Does the black nylon pipe from the fuel tank connect straight to the pump or should the pump be fitted with a metal tail pipe and then connected to the tank pipe with a short rubber hose? Also on the carburettor side, should the pump be fitted with a tail pipe?
Currently, my pump only has union nuts fitted on the outlets.
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:20 pm

Mine is connected as your second option. Short rubber pipe to metal tail pipes at both inlet to and outlet from the pump.
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PostPost by: patrics » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:20 pm

Hi,
Yes the plastic pipe goes straight in to the pump

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:57 pm

As above....plastic pipe into pump (with olive) and short metal pipe out (with olive) and fuel pipe connected.
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PostPost by: William2 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:44 am

Many thanks for your responses.
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