TV Rod Linkage
I finished off the linkage this morning. When I assembled it I realised that I hadn’t allowed for access to the screw which holds the linkage onto the carburettor shaft. I drilled a hole big enough for a screwdriver and then assembled it onto the carburettor. It does not look as good as I would like it to however it will do for now. Once the car is on the road I will make a better one at my leisure.
One of jobs on the list is a fuel pump. I am not going to use the original mechanical pump, so I need to install an electric pump. I am waiting on some of the wiring, however I decided to install the pump as this is not dependent on the wiring.
Here is a pic of the pump I bought. It is a 3.5 psi solenoid pump. They can make a bit of noise, but they are reliable. I assembled the pre filter which was supplied with it to make sure no lumps get into the pump and damage it, however the filter assembly seems to be a little bit loose. It is made out of the hex base and the dome, and the base is coined over the dome when assembled. I can rock and rotate the dome which worries me. Even though it won’t be under pressure I might replace it with a plastic filter to make sure I don’t get any leaks. Leaking fuel is a bad look. 🙂
To try and reduce noise transfer to the body I inserted a couple of rubber grommets into the holes and also added a small piece of foam to separate it from the sheetmetal when installed.
Next I had to pick a location. I decided to keep it simple – there is some real estate at the front of the tank where the hose crosses over to the RH side of the car. I extended the wires of the pump as I will be installing a safety relay and fuse box on the inside of the trunk. The relay is an LPG device which uses a signal from the negative side of the coil to keep the relay engaged. If the engine stops, the fuel pump stops.
It was then a matter of drilling some holes to mount the pump.
A third hole was needed to feed the power wires through into the trunk area. I used a small grommet here to seal it off and also make sure there is no abrasion of the wires over time.
Once i have some 5/16″ fuel hose I can remove the original hose and plumb in the pump. The tank is basically empty, so I will also need to get some gasoline before I try the pump out (they don’t like to run when they are dry).