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bleteaches6 Silver Member Lee Orphan
Bonney Lake, WA, USA   USA
Greetings everyone.

I am getting close to finishing the complete rebuild of my 79 1500 Midget and I didn't like the routing of the fuel lines to the mechanical pump to the carbs and their lag when starting up after longer periods.

Especially since I put twin SU's on the car.

So I sourced a ECCO pump from Moss (377-176)

Besides the pump needing to be installed on the bulkhead, you need to massage the fuel lines a little and run a power source back to the pump.

I hope the pictures help (you have to rotate the picture 90 degrees for true orientation)!



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GeorgeOhr Nonya Business
Yes, confused, USA   USA
That’s where I have my Carter

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bleteaches6 Silver Member Lee Orphan
Bonney Lake, WA, USA   USA
George, I hadn't thought about it until I needed to, but it was sure nice of MG to leave that open cavity behind that bulkhead so I could reach my fat hand up in there.

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GeorgeOhr Nonya Business
Yes, confused, USA   USA
The only problem is that bulkhead seems to amplify noise like The top of an acoustic guitar. It sounds like a have a small outboard motor running in my trunk. The god thing about that is I am tell when my brake lights aren’t working but the sound of the fuel pump. winking smiley

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bleteaches6 Silver Member Lee Orphan
Bonney Lake, WA, USA   USA
Good catch on the noise George. If it is too loud, I have some sheet rubber that I used on my MGA pump for the same reason and I can put a little strip behind it.

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GeorgeOhr Nonya Business
Yes, confused, USA   USA
It won’t help, mine has rubber mounts

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bleteaches6 Silver Member Lee Orphan
Bonney Lake, WA, USA   USA
The thick rubber that I used on my MGA worked a little, but you are right, you can't isolate it all. I wonder if a little Dynamat on the inside wall would help reduce the drumming effect.

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1974MGMidget Silver Member Jack Orkin
Grayson, GA, USA   USA
The Dynomat is worth a try if you have some, but probably won't be effective enough. I mounted a Facet on the rear bulkhead and originally used the transmission mount for a MGB (Moss 413-050). Its sort of like an isolation mount, but the rubber is very hard, and it did not work well either. Probably because its designed for a transmission which is much heavier than a fuel pump! I recently remounted it with some of these isolation mounts that are made out of softer rubber and I've never heard such a quiet Facet! You can get them at Summit, and Pegasus Racing and other places, I'm sure.


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bleteaches6 Silver Member Lee Orphan
Bonney Lake, WA, USA   USA
That's a good idea Jack!

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terryke5hwe Silver Member Terry Halbert
Rogers, AR - Arkansas, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget 1500 "Midge"
1979 MG MGB "Money Pit!"
I put an Ecco pump on my MGB and it is super quiet and works well with the S.U.'s

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