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Old 05-16-2007, 06:27 AM
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Electric Fuel Pumps

I would like to install an external electric fuel pump, for my carburated car. My question is there a pump out there that is quiet running.Most Aftermarket pumps I have found are noisy. I heard that a 1974 for Mazda truck had one under the front seat. Is that true and were there any others that used electric pumps??? I need help! Thanks!

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I used a small electric pump on my 40 Ford with a 283 ... the front cross member did not allow a mechanical engine mounted pump. The closer to the fuel tank you mount the pump ... the better they work.

I used a Carter brand ... universal application 12 volt fuel pump. I bought mine at Car Quest. You could hear it when you first powered it up with 12 volts but once the pump had gotten the carb pressurized ... I could not hear it. Of course ... it was in the rear of my 40. With a Corvair ... and the fuel tank being in the front ... I do not know if you could hear it run or not.

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For the Corvair, there are several kits available (Clark's, Corvair Underground, The Source, etc). You probably want to consider using a Vega oil pressure switch to turn off the pump when the engine's stopped too... that's what I did on mine.
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Napa P74029...carter pump, mounted mine on the frame with a rubber mount that has a stud on each end.
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The small Carter pump is great. Reliable, quite and available just about everyplace. I've had one on my coupe for 14 years now. Never misses a beat. Low enough pressure so a regulator is not needed. Mounted it on the frame rail back by the tank. I have a filter before the pump and one at the engine as I had a bad tank of gas mess things up once.
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