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Default Tucker 1543b

Bought a 87 1543b last season and put it in the shop for some TLC. Can anyone tell me if the factory electric fuel pump is available anywhere? It's an autopulse 2142. I assume it's only there for redundancy? I'm a purest so I'd like to replace it with original if possible. Cheers!
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found more than one on eBay


and still no pictures of this mystery machine, say you ...
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:52 PM
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They are very complicated inside and don't trust anything that would be used unfortunately. I feel scolded so I'll post a couple pics....
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Last picture is where the fuel pump was before I removed it and plumbed around it.
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sooooooo....

it really exists, nice machine

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Default Re: Tucker 1543b

Oh it's that time get it in the shop and get ready for McCall!!!!!! Guess I better get started too!!!!!
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Ya to do what? Wash your windows???
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Bought a 87 1543b last season and put it in the shop for some TLC. Can anyone tell me if the factory electric fuel pump is available anywhere? It's an autopulse 2142. I assume it's only there for redundancy? I'm a purest so I'd like to replace it with original if possible. Cheers!
If you can't find a nice Autopulse unit, the Carter rotary vane pumps, such as their model P4389, have a similar look to them. The other good thing is the original Autopulse pump probably wasn't designed for ethanol fuels, but the new Carter pumps have been updated.

I don't want to hijack your thread, but my Snowcat buddy and I are presently refurbishing a 1980 Tucker 1643. If you'd be interested (or anyone else) I'll start a thread on that...
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:22 AM
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Would the Carter allow fuel flow while in the off position? This pump seems to be there as a back up in case mechanical pump fails.
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Your electric pump is for steep hills. As your fuel tank gets lower on fuel and the terrain gets steeper a lot of the mechanical pumps don't have the suction to keep the motor running. If we started swathing on the farm in the morning we had to fill the tank up in the afternoon or the swathers would quit on the steep hills, until we put electric pumps on. I put a new electric pump on the Tucker that Logger bought from me but never turned it on, the mechanical would keep it running on any hill I had. That pump was a rotary and the mechanical could suck thru it, so I never ran it.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:27 PM
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Makes total sense! Thanks for the info!!!
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Your electric pump is for steep hills. As your fuel tank gets lower on fuel and the terrain gets steeper a lot of the mechanical pumps don't have the suction to keep the motor running. If we started swathing on the farm in the morning we had to fill the tank up in the afternoon or the swathers would quit on the steep hills, until we put electric pumps on. I put a new electric pump on the Tucker that Logger bought from me but never turned it on, the mechanical would keep it running on any hill I had. That pump was a rotary and the mechanical could suck thru it, so I never ran it.
I thought it might be for higher elevations. My family was really into Jeeping back in the 60s-70s in Colorado and when you would get in the higher elevations the fuel pumps on the Jeeps and Broncos would vapor lock pretty regular.

My Spryte would too here in Alaska when I ran tours in Hatcher Pass and I put an electric fuel pump on and solved that problem. I always thought it was heat soaking at the fuel pump location but now I wonder if the extreme steep slopes I was on had something to do with it.

BTW even though I'm not really a Tucker fan this particular model you have here Tye One On is my favorite. I think a gas engine with the auto trans makes driving in the snow much easier.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:44 PM
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Yes, very easy to hold a beverage while site seeing!
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Little more progress today! Radio and com system installed with portable radio charging station. Seal roof and new sound foam inside and she's ready for the trail. 12" last night so we are well on our way! Cheers!
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Anybody know where to buy the factory E-T-A brand dash switches?
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Default Re: Tucker 1543b

I have a feeling that may be a hard find. That style was popular in Wayne, Ward and Carpenter school buses of that period, but all three are out of business. And a combination of huge decrease of sales from those three manufacturers, as well as the white typically looking like crap over time, caused the switch producers to drop production significantly - ETA included.

I would recommend the upgraded marine switches like Track Addict used, or if you are locked in to 'as is' refurbishment, Cole Hersee / Littelfuse still has a similar switch in the 56000 & 57000 series. Almost everything now uses the 58000 series which is more common (=less expensive), weather resistant, and LED illumination.

http://www.littelfuse.com/industries...-switches.aspx
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you are the best, a true resource of excellent info.....

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Idont know who makes them my lmtv has switches like those too
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Default Re: Tucker 1543b

Transfer case seal leaking is dripping. Can I change that by removing the yolk and replacing the seal? Or do I have to split the case to get it out?
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I believe it can be pulled after you pull the yokes off, pretty sure the seals go in from the outside.
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