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Looking for any documentation concerning installing electric fuel pump.

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I recently got my hands on a Gluckman electric fuel pump out of a G35 but I do NOT have any supporting doc on how it was installed. I would like to add the pump to my A35 which has a newer model wobble pump from the original that came with the A35.. I have attached a pic of the pump. Does anyone with a G35 know where this was mounted? Pics or doc would be very helpful.

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Model: Bonanza A35
Posted 5/9/2018 - 2 years ago
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That is one I have never seen before which only goes to prove that I have not seen everything yet. If you have the N number of the airplane the pump was removed from you may be able to get a 337 form from the FAA that was filed when it was installed. That could be a starting point. I doubt you will be able to do a legal installation in your airplane without having a lot of good luck in finding the original paperwork for it.

Regards, Lew Gage

Posted 5/12/2018 - 2 years ago
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Thanks Lew as always you are a great resource for good advice.

Posted 5/15/2018 - 2 years ago
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John, I installed an electric pump in my A35 several years ago. Pretty sure I have the details of the STC and other paper work in the ships records. She's in Columbus Ga for annual and maintenance - going down Tuesday to meet with Columbus Aero on progress. Will pull out the books and see what I have. Happy to send you copies.
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Larry
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Posted 5/20/2018 - 2 years ago
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There were several different electric fuel pumps used on the old V tails. Each one was installed differently and of course each had a different STC approval.

Regards, Lew Gage

Posted 5/25/2018 - 2 years ago
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Well Lew I requested the Doc from the FAA for the Bonanza the pump came out of and I was able to find the entry in the log for the install. Now I have to figure out how to get a copy of the GluckMan STC# SA4-280 dated 11/4/57. DO you have any other golden bits of knowledge on how I can get this, or dows anyone else have the STC. Also Larry thanks for your input maybe your plane has this elusive pump install ?

Posted 5/29/2018 - 2 years ago
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John Maselli,
Here is what I could find.

Thanks,
Matt Johnson

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SA4-280.pdf - 127 KB

Posted 5/29/2018 - 2 years ago
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Interesting info on Mr. Gluckmann

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March 29: Peter Gluckmann, San Francisco's flying watchmaker, took off for Hong Kong yesterday on another light-plane adventure. This time he hopes to beat the 7,658-mile nonstop record for light planes set by Max Conrad, San Francisco's flying grandfather, in a flight from Casablanca, Morocco, to El Paso, Texas, last June. The 33-year-old Gluckmann took off from Oakland Airport at 10 a.m. and expected to reach Honolulu in 16 hours. From there, he will fly by stages to Hong Kong. Gluckmann, who repairs watches at 61 Lick Place, said he will use a Beechcraft Bonanza he recently bought for the flight. For the record attempt, he will carry 570 gallons of fuel instead of the normal 30. Because the plane is so heavy, he will make a jet-assisted takeoff for the first time. The portly watchmaker - he weighs 250 pounds - said the longest nonstop flight he has made to date is about 2,400 miles.

Matt J

Posted 5/29/2018 - 2 years ago
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Well, OK but what happened during that adventure. Not just what he planned to do.

Regards, Lew Gage

Posted 5/30/2018 - 2 years ago
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Thanks for the feedback, so the story unfolds. It seems from the stc that the pump actually replaced the wobble pump. Too bad I do not have the drawings for the install. I am beginning to feel that I need to find a more current STC solution for adding in an electrical pump to my Bonanza, something like a dukes fuel pump. Larry can you get me that info on the one in your plane?

Posted 5/31/2018 - 2 years ago
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James Aviation Dukes electric fuel pump STC SA3260WE. Randy James phone # is 918-801-2147.

Posted 5/31/2018 - 2 years ago
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Looking for any documentation concerning installing electric fuel pump.