So you like the look of your original bilge pump...

T

tommyintpa@aol.com

Guest
In a message dated 3/17/03 5:20:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
minnow@amphicar.net writes:


> I
> can leave the pump off to observe how much water I ship (so far about
> 1/2 gal/hr), or leave it on to work it's magic all by itself.
>
> Just another friendly tip.
>
> John "Bilging" Bevins

Hi John,
1/2 gal/hr is great and probably better than most.
My rule is I swim anything that leaks less than 150 gal/hr with a 6 gal/min
pump.
But the wild side always beckons me.
Tommy in "I'll swim 'em with two pumps running nonstop" Tampa


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a_colo_native

Guest
.. but want the reliability of a new one?

I have my original bilge pump in it's proper location, but it is not
100% reliable. So I removed the original impeller from the pump (be
sure to put the top and gasket back on!). Then I replaced my original
brass pickup with a Rule automatic pump. This pumps the water thru
the original pump keeping the look of an original with the
reliability of a new one which is hidden in the bilge.

The pump I now have has 3 wires, 1 ground, 1 for auto and one for
manual operation. I opted to hook up the auto lead to my switch. I
can leave the pump off to observe how much water I ship (so far about
1/2 gal/hr), or leave it on to work it's magic all by itself.

Just another friendly tip.

John "Bilging" Bevins
 
J

John Friese

Guest
Hi John,

Your bilge pump modification sounds fine but why don't you track down
the source of the leak and fix it. When everything is right, these
cars hardly leak a drop. I've been swimming the car for 5 hours and
still had no water in the bilge to drain. In fact, other than testing
the pumps, I've never had to run them at all.

John Friese







--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "a_colo_native" <minnow@a...>
wrote:
> .. but want the reliability of a new one?
>
> I have my original bilge pump in it's proper location, but it is not
> 100% reliable. So I removed the original impeller from the pump (be
> sure to put the top and gasket back on!). Then I replaced my original
> brass pickup with a Rule automatic pump. This pumps the water thru
> the original pump keeping the look of an original with the
> reliability of a new one which is hidden in the bilge.
>
> The pump I now have has 3 wires, 1 ground, 1 for auto and one for
> manual operation. I opted to hook up the auto lead to my switch. I
> can leave the pump off to observe how much water I ship (so far about
> 1/2 gal/hr), or leave it on to work it's magic all by itself.
>
> Just another friendly tip.
>
> John "Bilging" Bevins
 
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