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I’m restarting my ‘72 GTV restoration after a few years of life got in the way. I had Wes Ingram rebuild the SPICA but that was 5 years ago. It was never installed and is still in the box it came in. It’ll probably be another year or two before fuel flows through it again.

My question is whether I should be worried about any deterioration of the seals or any of Wes’ other magic? Can it sit for this long without ill effects?
 

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Thanks to all for your feedback. The pump has been stored in my garage in Southern California so at least the environment isn't too harsh. I'll definitely reach out to Wes for his opinion and plan on doing some lubrication to try to help make it last.
 

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I had one like that, when I installed it the spica front seal was leaking like a sieve - and it essentially fell out when I removed the pulley to replace it - is suggest you replace that seal
Was that the only problem you had? Is there a reason to think this seal in particular is the main concern?
 

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Thanks to all for the advice. I emailed Wes and this was his reply:

If the pump is in the bag and stored indoors it should be fine.
Carefully turn the pump shaft, if it wont' turn let me know.


Pump was still in the bag and the shaft turned. It's back in the bag for now!
 
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