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Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: July 28, 2013 12:38PM

Looking for a dummy plate for the mechanical fuel pump so that it can be converted to just a pass through for the fuel pushed by an electric fuel pump. Anyone have any to part with? They come up on eBay once in a while, but have not seen any lately. I'm looking for two of them. Thanks.
needpart

Dave



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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: July 28, 2013 01:17PM

Clark's sells one, but maybe you are looking for cheaper...

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: July 28, 2013 02:44PM

Thanks! I searched their website, but came up empty. I guess I didn't use the right search term.smiling smiley That's about what they cost...

Dave

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: July 28, 2013 02:51PM

I used a freeze plug. Just tapped it in.

And I also eliminated all rubber lines and have the "T" from my electric pump between the axle and the firewall.




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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: July 28, 2013 03:03PM

I need to get me one too.. Just tossed a valve in the mechanical one last Sunday. I think I might go over to 'The Dark Side' and go 'lectric. Always thought I wouldn't do that but, I only take her out on weekends and after a week of sitting in a 120 degree garage all week, takes a looong time to start after the gas has boiled out of the bowls. Ya, I live in Texas...eye rolling smileydrinking smiley

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: July 28, 2013 03:34PM

I like the look of the stock configuration better than a plug, but hey that's just me...smiling smiley

Dave

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: MonzaDave ()
Date: July 28, 2013 03:40PM

I believe that Larry Claypool sells the piece that goes into a stock fuel pump.

Dave Keillor
Rochester, MN

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: 52bagman ()
Date: July 28, 2013 03:59PM

I did something a little different. I gutted a faulty pump and used galvanized sheet metal and two gaskets. Trace the outline of the pump body onto gasket material and the metal then sandwich every thing together. Also drilled a hole in the web that divides the valves. Removed the push rod and the diaphram on the top. Should have taken pics but didn't, go figure. Next time, considering I have another to do.

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: July 28, 2013 04:25PM

MonzaDave - Emailed Larry. He is out and will be for 6 weeks or so. Sold his last batch to Clarks.

52bagman - that is genius! Maybe I can make one here at home like you did. Wish you had pics...

Dave

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: July 28, 2013 05:01PM

I like the look of NO fuel pump and lines at the back, the rear of the engine is so much more accessible. To each their own.

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 28, 2013 05:05PM

What Steve just said.... I only went to electric to clean up the back of the engine...

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: July 28, 2013 05:23PM

BTW, You will see an oil pressure cutoff switch there that cuts out the pump if no oil pressure. After I've been away for awhile, I turn the key on the dash and they stick my garage key (or any other) between the two switch contacts under the connectors until the carbs fill up. Then have an instant start.

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: jimmyo ()
Date: July 28, 2013 05:33PM

I was going to modify an old pump, but I decided to move the fuel lines up an away from the engine heat instead. IMHO the stock route of the lines is inviting all the problems associated with overheated fuel, especially gas with ethanol in it.

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: July 28, 2013 05:47PM

I'm with you Steve. Pull the pump and route the lines to the other side of the engine (toward front of car).

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: jasvair ()
Date: July 28, 2013 05:49PM

I have 2 of the fuel pump bypass units in stock and they are $40 each plus shipping. This is the same one that Larry Claypool had made.
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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 28, 2013 06:19PM

bought1 Wrote:
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> Thanks! I searched their website, but came up
> empty. I guess I didn't use the right search
> term.smiling smiley That's about what they cost...

Dave,

I got mine, some time ago, from; 4carbcorvair - Ronnie
Just maybe his has some or can get some more...

BTW - It's odd how our memory works. I think more about this kind of thing since hitting my head and having all my problems.

Dave you wrote the following Feb, 28, 2012... Back when you did find it on Clark's site. ggg

bought1 Wrote:
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> Clarks. Page 45 of the 2012 supplement. $42.00
>
> [www.corvair.com]

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: July 28, 2013 06:29PM

I like the Fuel pump center section dummy plate for 2 reasons,#1 they keep the stock look of the fuel pump with stock fuel lines, #2, all you need to do if your electric pump fails is install a stock fuel pump in place of the dummy pump and your back on the roadthumbs up







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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 28, 2013 06:40PM

davemotohead Wrote:
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> #2, all you need
> to do if your electric pump fails is install a
> stock fuel pump in place of the dummy pump and
> your back on the roadthumbs up
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Sadly, not always true! Ask Curtis H.

He had an AC rotary at the tank..... 3 days of trying..with Mech pumps!..... finally removed the electric and it ran!

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: July 28, 2013 06:53PM

Sadly,most of the Time it is true!grinning smiley







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1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: Fuel pump dummy plate
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: July 28, 2013 07:01PM

Dave, Do you keep the pushrod handy with the original guts?-just in case-?confused smiley

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