Join Date: Apr 2010
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Pete, I think it would be a real fight to get a fixed bracket pump into an earlier tank. I think you'd need to hinge it somehow. Or perhaps that's why they did that through screw the way they did, so that you could put the pump assembly in the tank without the cover, then mount the cover to the bracket. Otherwise, I surely wouldn't have made those covers with a through screw, which is a potential source for a leak.
If you're going to use those metal covers, you might want to weld the screw to the pump bracket, facing toward the pump cover. Then put a Dowty seal or Stat-o-Seal over the screw on the interior side, pass the pump cover over that screw, then put another Dowty or Stat-o-Seal on the exterior side, followed by a flat washer & the nut.
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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