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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 03, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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I'm fairly new at this and not sure where my stock fuel pump is located. [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img] I have a 68 with a 350 crate engine.

I suspect the fuel pump is stock and would like to upgrade. I just bought a remanufactured Holley 600cfm, dual feed, with elctronic choke. I wanted to go ahead and replace the other major components like the filter, pump, etc. Any suggestions on the pump?

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Paul Welcome! It will be difficult to improve on the GM Design for your particular application. If you are after looks thats another thing. The stock pumps are more than capable of handeling most any reasonable bolt on upgrades plus they work forever and fit great.
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would imagine it will be front passanger side of engine/down low.unless you got an engine with electronic fuel pump. then you will have to buy one first and mount it somewhere safe /inside of your framerail
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Paul, make a run to the book or auto parts store and get a Haynes manual ... There are several other good books dealing with small block Chevy's and Camaro restoration. They can be good sources of information even if your car is already fully restored. You will need an inline fuel filter with the Holley, between fuel pump and carb. Some people will also run a filter prior to the fuel pump. With dealing with fuel systems changes and maintenance, keep your line away from moving parts and always take the time to check for leaks. Good luck ...
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I was looking at it from a performance perspective, not really for looks. I just thought it would be smart to upgrade the pump with the new carb while I was tinkering with the fuel system, but you're probably right about the stock pump.

It does have two fuel filters currently...is that overkill? I've heard the one thing you have to ensure with Holley carb's is that you have clean fuel...

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Don't splice aftermarket fuel filters (especially the clear glass or plastic ones) into the pump-to-carb line with rubber hose and clamps - they're a fire waiting to start. There's a reason the original pressurized side of the fuel system is all steel lines with SAE fittings. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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i'll admit it, i have that exact setup. i have a clear glass filter spliced in before the carb. i have a 600 edelbrock on the car and i was planning on getting an edelbrock street fuel pump and some new fuel line soon. i was thinking about getting a braided stainless line kit to go from the pump to carb. where's the best spot to put the filter?

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Hey...wait a minute! A fire waiting to happen?? Jeeze! I've been running those clear filters between the pump and carb, like, forever. What is it that makes it so hazardous??? what would be the proper set up? And thanks for the heads up.

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Steve I believe those glass filters are actually illegal in CA (due to the fire hazzard). I know they won't let you run at the track with those (if the tech inspector sees it). A bettor set up is an aluminum housed filter. Several comapnies make them (Russell, Edelbrock). If something (rock, vibration, big bump, accident) hits that glass filter your car will be on fire before you even know there's a problem. Think about where the fuel will go if that filter is broken or fails. Don't feel bad a lot of people buy and run those (they are decent looking), just not worth the risk (IMO).

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Originally posted by camaroman7d:
If something (rock, vibration, big bump, accident) hits that glass filter your car (edit: or your friends boat!) will be on fire before you even know there's a problem.
Or you hit a big wake in a boat - I'll never forget that sound or the smell of a burning 'Flatbottom'

I would never run anything but a metal contained filter and metal lines from pump (stock) to filter/carb. on my vehicle. JMHO.

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Thanks for the info guys. You guys may have just saved a life! Amazing! I don't use glass, I always ran the clear plastic ones, but I can see now thats unsafe too. And rubber hoses. What a maroon!(best Bugs Bunny voice!) [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]

Guess what my weekend project is going to be?

Do you think I can get the stainless lines and aluminum filter at my local AutoZone/ Kragen?
And thanks again. Seriously.

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that's a good question, i was just about to make an order to summit. if i use braided stainless line, i guess i would have to get two lengths of line with AN fittings so i can add the filter between the pump and carb? i've only dealt with stock fuel line, fuel hose, and clamps, not too familiar with other setups. i thought this kit would work really well.
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but where would i add the fuel filter?

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I always thought the cheap, clear plastic fuel filters I've always ran in the past were tough as nails. It always took a good hit with a BFT to break it when I checked it for crud after I changed it out..

I do know they sure weren't glass!!

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