...doesn't, in a word (pump that is).
I've looked at the various posts on the two principal forums but I'm afraid I'm no further forward despite some useful and interesting posts at the Internal Fire forum.
I've also examined the documentation mentioned at the forum but that appears to show a pump which is slightly different (inevitably!).
Mine has a plain plunger and a different cap and came apart in the order: cap, plunger, approx. 10-12mm spiral of felt-like packing material pressing against a shoulder in the bore, small spring (v similar to one from say, a Biro), the remains of (possibly) a gland/ more packing material (too disintegrated to tell), a ball valve and the inlet connection.
The pump illustrated in the Lister A manual shows a plunger with a distinct 'head', a different cap and no spiral of packing material. Of course, it could simply be that the pump has been 'rebuilt' and put together wrongly by the previous owner.
Can anyone throw some light on this so I can rebuild the thing and get the A working again? Thanks in advance.