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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 02, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any ideas as to where to mount a fuel pump where the noise is not amplified by the body?

I have a SX EFI pump mounted to the truck floor, between the fuel tank and the rear axle. The SX is about the size of a Fosters 22oz can.
The car sounds like there is a chain saw in the trunk.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 02, 11:51 AM
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I know exactly what you mean. You cant hear yourself think. Mines on a 69 camaro and if you find a rsolution to the problem let me know. I was thinking maybe a ruber bushing of some sort to dampen it. ???

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 02, 12:24 PM
 
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cut a thin rubber "gasket" that matches the
mounting flange.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 02, 05:15 PM
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Bakerdude, you're on the right track with the rubber mount idea. Often referred to as isolation dampers, soft rubber about 1/2" thick mounted under the attaching points of the pump will quieten it considerably. Do the same to the straps holding the fuel line
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 12:26 AM
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You can also go to the local A/C & Heating parts store and get double studded isolators for about a $1 apiece.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 01:37 AM
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Those are great ideas for mounting the pump. I guess the pump will need a ground strap to go from the car frame to the pump in addition to the rubber isolation?

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 08:14 AM
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is there such a thing as a quiet pump?
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 08:29 AM
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convert to an in tank pump? that is why the OEM's use them- they are quiet.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 02, 03:16 PM
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The pumps they used on the older Volvos, 75-1985, great little Bosch units. One of these will run 30 years easy. Externally mounted and quiet. They do need a pressure reducing valve as they can run high pressures, and that is also available on any fuel injected Volvo.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 02, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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The sx pump comes with a mount that is two aircraft style clamps with a rubber strip to go around the pump.

I dont know if anything other than a isolated bracket would be able to quiet the thing down.

How well do the isolators from the HW store hold up to gasoline?

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 02, 07:11 AM
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I run the external Aeromotive pumps with the rubber insulators like you use on an MSD installation; they're VERY quiet. This topic came up on the EFI board of Chevytalk and Aeromotive was the overwhelming pick including Doug F from Holley EFI and Craig Smith from FAST.

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