View Full Version : Stewart Warner Electric Fuel Pumps

10-17-2014, 03:14 PM
For those that want to pursue originality in their builds, adding a SW 240A fuel pump in the trunk is the prefect addition. It doesn't have to be functional.

the 289 race cars used a mechanical pump and also the Stewart a Warner electrical pump. I believe it was used when the main fuel dropped below a certain level necessitating switching over to the electrical to make it back to the pits. I'm not 100% certain but in the pictures I've seen there is a switch located on the dash that is marked "MAIN" and "RESERVE".

I picked one up today on ebay. I plan to refurbish it and install it in the trunk but non-functional


10-22-2014, 08:28 PM
Completely disassembled. time to clean and refurbish everything. Waiting for new gaskets and seals

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/imagejpg1_zps91bbc62b.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/GT40_Bill/media/imagejpg1_zps91bbc62b.jpg.html)

Jeff Kleiner
10-23-2014, 05:16 AM
New gaskets and seals on a cosmetic only non-functional pump? Only you Bill, only you ;)


10-23-2014, 08:50 AM
Thinking of actually using now as a primer for the mech fuel pump.

10-24-2014, 05:12 PM
All parts cleaned, polished, or painted. Received the parts kit with a service bulletin and new seals and gaskets. time for reassembly


10-24-2014, 07:36 PM
All done. Repainted the main body matte gold. Cleaned the bowl, bowl retainer, top plate, and pump mounting bracket with 0000 steel wool.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/sw240a_rebuild_comp_zpse3835778.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/GT40_Bill/media/sw240a_rebuild_comp_zpse3835778.jpg.html)

Replaced the top mounting screws with SSTL button head screws

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/sw240a_top_zps0eb616c6.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/GT40_Bill/media/sw240a_top_zps0eb616c6.jpg.html)

Already to install

10-24-2014, 09:33 PM
Redid the switch cover. Sanded with 0000 steel wool then polished with mag wheel polish

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/imagejpg2_zpsfb6b6617.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/GT40_Bill/media/imagejpg2_zpsfb6b6617.jpg.html)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/imagejpg1_zpsa84e45c8.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/GT40_Bill/media/imagejpg1_zpsa84e45c8.jpg.html)