By the way, if anyone remembers the 1200 that went from Kansas to "Minnesota" in May I am that Minnesota.
I found that the fuel pump is shorted, and gee, it doesn't pump fuel. It does make smoke when power is applied.
There are a few universal or generic fuel pumps that will work. This is a carbureted engine.
My questions are about the relay. I understand how it works and what it does. Basically if the engine isn't running the relay shuts off the pump.
Is that relay mechanical or electronic? From its appearance I would guess electronic.
Has anyone used a generic fuel pump and bypassed the relay, or have you kept the same relay to drive the generic fuel pump, or have you replaced the relay with an automotive type mechanical relay?
What is the current draw of the fuel pump?
Many thanks for all the previous help and for suggestion on how to deal with this issue,