Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
Re: Electric fuel pump questions
In doing some more research, I found several "how to" sites on going with an electric fuel pump. All stated that the electric fuel pumps need to be mounted in back, as they are designed to be "pushers" and not "pullers". Holley makes one for engines that are relatively stock (7 PSI, and flows 97 GPH), which would fit my application.
I'm not running eth free gas, so the fuel seems to evaporate out of the carb bowl withing a month. I remove the air cleaner, and look down the carb, operate the throttle, and see no fuel squirts until I crank the engine over for several seconds to get the bowl filled up.
As to noise, that will not bother me with the pump mounted out back, and as others stated, once the engine is running, the exhaust note will drown out any pump noise. The Holley model I researched mentions it does not require a pressure regulator, and has a long life as long as its mounted below the low point of the gas tank, and in a vertical position. Seems like a good idea to turn the key to the on position (where I'd wire the electric pump to circuit wise), wait a few seconds for the fuel system to do its thing, then start the engine.
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