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post #1 of 7 Old 06-07-2008, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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She's back on the road

Was down but not out. Thought it was just a clogged fuel filter due to using a slightly corroded spare tank while my restored tank gets painted. Swapped the filter but it still seemed to be starving. Bench testing the pump demonstrated intermittent operation - maybe it toasted itself trying to push fuel through a clogged system.
I've been down this road before. 15 yrs ago the Kaw pump was $400. Now it's closer to $550. There's the Kawasaki pump on top. The pump on bottom is the inline pump from a '79 Eldorado which is $130 from any auto parts store. Bolts right in.



The old petcock gets very crusty with age (not unlike some members on here ). I've sprayed them, disassembled & sprayed them, even sanded & filed the body in an attempt to get it to operate smoother. Now's a good time to install the high flow Pingle. Smooth as butter!



Requires enlarging the opening in the bottom of the tank to accomodate the round body & screen.



Cleaned the engine temp sensor & adjusted the tps. Now she's her old self again. Took Fri afternoon off & tore up some back roads. Having the 919 makes it too easy to let other things go but I sure am glad to get this one back on the road.


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post #2 of 7 Old 06-07-2008, 07:22 AM
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I've heard of Pingle petcocks but how did you find a 79'Eldorado fuel pump?

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I've heard of Pingle petcocks but how did you find a 79'Eldorado fuel pump?

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I figured if it's just a 12v pump there had to be a car one that would work. In 1991 PepBoys had two fuel pump catalogs behind the counter - one book was photos & part numbers, the other book was part numbers & pump specs. It took 2 hrs of looking at pics, cross-reffing specs (has to handle 65 psi), & checking price/availability. Back then it was a BorgWarner pump now they're all chinese I think.

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huh... nice job and great story... Yeah the trusty 919 does help calm the nerves. I'm hoping to have my old 75 on the road again this weekend... Painters permitting.

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Sweet ! Good on ya for keeping the old GPZs on the road ! If icould get rid of some of my crap, Ive found a really nice 85 550 - just to round out the stable !

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I know a guy running an auto fuel pump. I think he had to hook it up to a toggle for when he stops at a light. He rigs some crazy stuff. His stator was f-ed on his cb750, so installed solar panels to charge the battery.

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post #7 of 7 Old 06-12-2008, 07:49 PM
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Way to go, Turbo!

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