Originally Posted by JohnnyFry
It seems like it would be relatively simple to install a new fuel pump outside the case and leave the old one in place. The only problem I see is getting the power wire out of the housing. Any thoughts? Can one cut a hole in the case with a hole saw and fish the wire out?
Had I known exactly were the fuel pump and feed wire were located I could have used a hole saw to access the wire.
IIRC, a 1" hole, or larger in the drivers side, front corner of the generator housing would have allowed me to fish the pump wire out enough to connect an external pump. Essentially doing what I did without having to drop the Generator and opening the housing.
I would suggest routing a new hose from the external pump through a new hole at the rear of the housing to the carburetor in lieu of leaving the old pump in the circuit.