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MG Car Repair/Fuel Pump????


Barrie, Adjusted pump like you suggested put it back on the car and now it won't tick!!  It is getting fire to the pump (rubbed lead wired against body of pump and it sparked).  At this point it may be too complicated for me to attempt but any suggestions before I give up? Sandy

Hi Sandy.  Did you test the pump before you put it on the car?  Just connect it to a 12 volt battery and check that it ticks.

Perhaps you have a wiring problem.  The pump requires a power supply AND a good earth (ground).

Apart from that, I really am out of ideas.  

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Barrie Jones


MG Sports Cars from 1949 to 1980 - Including MGB, MGBGT V8, TF1500, TF, TD and modern Midgets. I also specialise in SU carburettors, Lucas wiring, suspension, steering & brakes.


I have owned my 1955 TF1500 since 1966. Technical specialist for the TD and TF with the MG Car Club T Register. Also owned 20 MGBs and currently own an MGBGT V8. Written 3 books on MGs and produced a DVD on how to strip and rebuild the TD/TF gearbox.

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Barrie's Notes on the 1953-55 MG TF (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB GT V8 (author). /=====/ The Essential Buyer's Guide to the MG TD, TF and TF1500. (author)

M Phil, C Eng, BSc (Eng).

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