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Reply to "FF Suby Speedster broke down and flat towed."

@Jimmy V. posted:

I had time today to look into the non-running fuel pump issue. I jacked the car up and removed the passenger side wheel. Carey has a Walboro high pressure fuel pump mounted on the pan directly below the fuel tank. I first checked for current to the pump. I turned the ignition key to the start position and this is where I would normally hear the faint hum of the pump. I hear nothing. I checked for 12v.current to the pump and have nothing. The 12v hot wire runs over to a junction with the radiator fan and thermostat switch. I am going to look for the fuse that is in line with the pump. It may be on the same circuit as the cooling fan. I hate wiring issues. I would rather have had a bad pump and that is it. I still may have a bad pump, I haven't checked it yet by running a separate 12v power source to it. More to come. 

 Who said a pan based car isn't strong or rigid enough. I have the front of the car jacked up under the axle next to the shock tower base. After the tire near the jack was off the ground a couple of inches the other front tire and the rear wheel on the jack side all came off the ground. I am able to open either door and they shut and latch smooth as silk so there is no body flex at all. That is better than many factory built convertibles I have owned. The pan attached correctly to the frame bonded to the glass body make for a super strong unit. At least it is in my car.

Speedster jacked

@Jimmy V. Hopefully it’s just the pump. Probably good to check for a good place to install a tow hook. I was talking to my friend about this topic a few weeks ago to avoid damage. 

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