Help/Advice Wanted re electric fuel pump

29 Nov 2018 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hi, my name is Tony Schapendonk, long time member.

I would like to create a new post about the process of installing an electrical fuel pump in parallel with a mechanical one.

There was an article in the VDC magazine some years ago, but I cannot find it.

I have a 1932 Hillman Wizard which has a mechanical fuel pump and an updraft carby which is unreliable.

The carby fuel evaporates pretty quickly, and I have to manually fill it before starting, or have to crank it over a lot before the bowl fills.

Has anyone successfully put an electrical one in parallel.

I understand one of the problems can be putting pressure on the mechanical diaphragm, and getting into the crankcase.


Tony Schapendonk


  • 30 Nov 2018 5:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Doug Stevenson
    I had the same problem with our 6 cylinder Graham Paige. If the car had not been started for some time, it would have to be cranked over on the starter for some time. I have fitted an outboard motor primer bulb pump in the fuel line before the mechanical pump. This is hidden in the chassis rail. Now it starts instantly once the carburettor is primed
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