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71MKIV
11-18-2009, 10:22 AM
I can't find the posting where this was discussed. Does anybody have the list of parts suppliers for the AC mechanical fuel pumps?

The one on my Spitfire leaks.

tdskip
11-18-2009, 12:22 PM
I think Paul (Brosky) has a favored source. Paul?

Gliderman8
11-18-2009, 12:28 PM
I can't find the posting where this was discussed. Does anybody have the list of parts suppliers for the AC mechanical fuel pumps?

The one on my Spitfire leaks.


Steve-
I think this is the place that Paul has reccommended.
Then & Now Automotive
447 Washington St
Weymouth, MA 02188
(781) 335-8860

billspit
11-18-2009, 01:18 PM
Somebody posted a link to a vendor that sold kits and or would rebuild yours if you sent it in. It thought I had it bookmarked, but don't see it.

71MKIV
11-18-2009, 01:31 PM
This guy offered to rebuild mine

https://www.classicpreservation.com/index.html

dunno if that's the one you are thinking of.

I'd rather keep mine in hand and do it myself though.

I just remember somebody giving a ringing endorsement on one of these threads about a supplier for these things, didn't need it then, so of course I didn't pay much attention. I need it now, so of course I can't find it. Murphy strikes again.

RedTR3
11-18-2009, 02:08 PM
"Then and Now" rebuilt mine - the cost of rebuild was $85 including labor and all the parts. Done in less than a week. They sell good rebuild kits also.

<https://www.maritimedragracing.com/then_and_now_automotive.htm>

TR3driver
11-18-2009, 02:27 PM
I can't find the posting where this was discussed. Does anybody have the list of parts suppliers for the AC mechanical fuel pumps? Dunno if they have them for your car, but I was very pleased with the kit from TRF for my TR3. It included the shaft seal that is missing from most kits, a brass screen (not plastic as some others), and both cork & nitrile rubber sediment bowl gaskets (cork is as original, nitrile works better).

Took me longer to R&R the pump than to install the kit (but I didn't try to polish the pump or anything).

Brosky
11-18-2009, 03:34 PM
Then and Now is the favorite of mine. Although I have heard, as Randall says that TRF has improved their kits. I wonder where they may be getting them?

TR3driver
11-18-2009, 04:22 PM
I wonder where they may be getting them? Certainly looked to me as though they were 'kitting' the parts themselves. Just the usual stapled plastic bag with a TRF label, with the loose components inside (although some of them were in smaller paper envelopes).

A definite contrast to years ago, when I got a kit in an AC box (and no shaft seal inside).

71MKIV
11-19-2009, 05:29 AM
Well....

new pump is around 40 bucks from Rock Auto/SpitBits, 80 bucks for either Then and Now or Classic Preservation to rebuild the one I have now.

Methinks I will order a replacement, meanwhile do some due dilligence and see what I can do to fix the leak in the top cover of the one I have.

billspit
11-19-2009, 08:42 AM
I would rather have a rebuilt OEM pump than an aftermarket one. I haven't been impressed with the pumps available for a Spitfire.

And I'm pretty sure Then and Now is the vendor I was thinking of.

DrEntropy
11-19-2009, 09:58 AM
I'm in agreement with ya, Bill, regarding the "new" pumps.

I'd be checking with NAPA for a kit, too. Those AC pumps were near ubiquitous for decades, not very different internally across a number of applications.

71MKIV
11-19-2009, 06:08 PM
No garuntee that the one that's on the car is anything close to original either. But my neighbor is a manager at the local NAPA

I'll check with him.