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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:36 pm 
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The fuel pump which pumps the fuel from the wing tanks to the main tank has died. My pump is located in the fuselage under the pilots seat. What fuel pump do you recommend I use for as replacement pump?


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Bill Williams
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:58 am 
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Search Vans, they sell a Facet fuel pump with male AN style fittings. If you can find someone at an auto parts store with an ounce of brain matter they sell them also. Bob and I have them installed on our Thorps. RV's use them as there main fuel pump
Update: Facet part number FAC40108 has AN6 fittings


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:16 am 
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Thanks Bill, glad to know these are working on other birds out there. I looked at these prior to my post, but I was hesitant to buy it because it has a max lifting ability of 24", and that seemed pretty close to what I estimated the total rise to be from the floorboard to the top of the fuse skin over the fuel tank. I'll hit autozone today and see if I can find one locally. If not, I'll get one ordered today. Thanks again. I never realized how much I enjoy having the extra fuel in the wings until now.


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Bill Williams
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:28 pm 
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the 24" is max output, say 15 gallons per minute, the higher the head pressure the less fuel pumped.


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:36 pm 
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ah, interesting, thanks for that info about the 24" lift. Turns out I had one of those pumps sitting on my shelf. It took me about 6 hours this afternoon to remove the old one and install the new one. Man, my back is killing me from working bent down between my legs and I am wore out!


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