Restoration diary / 05-03-2006 / photo 465 (645) - p1030277.jpg

05-03-2006 - To test the fuel pump and see how much noise and vibration it creates, I made a test setup. As the liquid runs through the motor and is needed to cool it, you cannot dry-test it or test with water. To avoid an explosion, I tested with gas-oil. The pump is run off a battery charger, using almost one amp. The fuel exits on the left of the photo. To my surprise, the pump runs very quiet with only small vibrations. With the Mini engine running, the fuel pump will not be heard. So, extra sound-proofing will not be necessary, just mount it outside the interior, on thick rubbers, mounted to the massive rear sub frame.

Another nice surprise was that the pump had no problem sucking up the fuel from the lower level. I thought these pumps didn't suck (pun intended :).

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