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Series One 1955 86" New fuel pump, and coil


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My much loved Series One 1955 86"  has been a bit neglected as Ive not been in the best of health.

It appears that it needs a new fuel pump, (I have repaired/had it repaired a couple of times, and some previous owner had given it a beating (a chunk of the bakelite housing is missing)

I do want to restore it, but more importantly, I want to get it running, and enjoy it over the rest of the summer.  The original pump can be repaired over the winter.

It has recently had a thorough service - but I'm not confident in the coil.  (points plugs capacitor etc seem fine)

I need a recommendation for a fuel pump (economical) and a new coil (ideally a bit more sparky)  and a recommendation for a supplier, who can deliver along with some fuel line, and an in-line fuel filter.

Thanks in anticipation

Bill

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Hello 👋🏻 

The series one club shop does points and condensers- don’t think they do coils or fuel pumps, but worth a look. They tend to only stock things their members tell them are half decent.

Charles Emberton does a coil that lots of people seem to be buying. Another option is John Wearing, who does Rover P4 parts and of course things likes coils are common to the Land Rovers. I have dealt with John Wearing and they were really good with me.

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No, Quite the opposite - Facet was the 1st thing that came to mind, I was wondering what spec?  Pressure PSI   flow rate etc  did anyone have a specific recommendation?

Also were there alternatives?  Same with the coil.  

I'm on a budget (having been off sick) and will also need to buy insurance and a new tilt

Thanks for the input

Cheers 

 

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9 minutes ago, Oakmaster said:

No, Quite the opposite - Facet was the 1st thing that came to mind, I was wondering what spec?  Pressure PSI   flow rate etc  did anyone have a specific recommendation?

It's a carb so it's low pressure, and given the mighty horsepower of the thing almost any old facet carb-type pump will likely do the job.

Coils are fairly simple & interchangeable old things too, other than the correct terminal type you want to check the resistance of the coil so it's not overloading the points, too low a resistance and you'll burn the points out (or fit an electronic ignition amplifier).

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Iirc it's 4 psi, 12v cheapo pumps ~ £12 and 12v coils for classic application ~ £20 on eblag . I'm sure fuel pipe will be on there somewhere too.

A level or two up would be to buy frorm the MGOC shop.

A picture is always good to see , especially a S1

Steve

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I hear this a lot regarding the series 1 fuel pump - and the age old argument about replacing it. I rebuilt the original pump using new parts, and set the contacts properly, and in some fifteen years of sporadic use have not had to beat the life out of the pump to get it working.....

 

 

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A picture is always good to see , especially a S1

Its looking a bit sorry for its self - not been used for 3 years.  I'll post something when its up together 

Thanks 

5 hours ago, steve b said:

A picture is always good to see , especially a S1

Steve

 

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3 hours ago, rusty_wingnut said:

I hear this a lot regarding the series 1 fuel pump - and the age old argument about replacing it. I rebuilt the original pump using new parts, and set the contacts properly, and in some fifteen years of sporadic use have not had to beat the life out of the pump to get it working.....

 

 

I agree - we have rebuilt it (to a lesser degree - which included trying to re-assemble the bakelite casing which had already had the life beaten out of it!)

Now I just want to get it going!  I understand that the full re-build kits are no longer available - so will use a cheapo for an interim fix.

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Update - we put a Chineseum £10 fuel pump (with in-line filters both sides) and a new cheap coil.  - It actually fired-up first time - after 3 years sitting!

To be fair we had been trying the week-end before so we know it spun, and it might have been more sensible to try the pump and coil separately, but it fired-up and I gleefully drove it round the field - Euphoric! 

At the price of the fuel pump I bought 2 - and might install in parallel with an A;B switch.

After a few starts the push button starter began to play-up - so that might be next!  

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Thanks, Steve 

I've already posted an enquirey about a new tilt - and the forward-going care and maintenance.

After that will be- how to find suitable wing/door mirrors?

In 1990 when I bought my 1st Land-Rover - mirrors were a'plenty - now not so much.

Best wishes 

Bill

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