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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am in the process of restoring a 71 ss 14. I have seen other tractors and some of these have fuel pumps. I am talking about Briggs and Stratton. I have a large 2 pc Flojet. This tractor seems to run fairly well without one.
I have posted several really good parts in the classified section I do not intend on using.
Thank-you!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:57 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If the gas tank is above the carburetor you probably don't need a pump since it's gravity fed. Hal
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi Rick, most of the Sears Suburbans did not have fuel pumps some say if you a steep hill or grade that they can starve for fuel in those situations, I have a 1972 with the 16 hp Tecumseh OHV engine and no fuel pump and it runs great never have had a problem with no pump. Just make sure the fuel hose doesn't have a drop/sag in it from the tank to the carb.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If I remember correctly, fuel pumps were only found on Tecumseh engines, and only for a short time, as they were more aggravation than they were good. If you are on a grade so steep that fuel will not gravity feed to the carb., it's too steep to be on.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One of the things is there is only about 1 inch of fall from the bottom of the fuel tank to the carb inlet (at least on the Tecumseh) so if there is a sag in the fuel hose and the tank is near empty it can become air locked so they tried the fuel pumps you didn't have to be on a real steep grade, but with a nice straight run of the gas line it generally isn't a problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I know what I needed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:06 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank-you for the input.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank-you for the information. I had read somewhere that the intake had a p imbossed on it if it needed a pump. I have a piture of the same tractor, same engine with a fuel pump. Mine never had one. My Grandfathger purchased it new.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Sears SS 14 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was just curious. I have a picture. Same tractor, same engine with a fuel pump. the fact that it is gravity fed I assumed they all were , but maybe they had a pump for steep inclines or rough terrain. You all answered my question. Thank-you! Rick
 
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