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Old 03-15-2004, 11:09 PM
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Just wondering how many people prefer electric fuel pumps over mechanical...Whats the advantages of having electrical?

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Old 03-15-2004, 11:17 PM
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I guess the biggest question in the electric pumps is "do you really need one"?

I've had a few and found them to be fairly reliable, but also found out that my need for a big honkin electric pump was not correct. Usually, some simple fuel system changes will provide more than enough flow to keep most street and modest race carbs full, and leave a much smaller dent in your pocket book too.

My son is running a stock SBC Napa $10 mechanical pump on his roller 400 with a 750 QJet and he can run it in second at WOT up Sunset Point ( a 6%, 11 mile hill here in AZ ) pulling the boat and never run it dry.

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Depends on what you're putting it on. For a stock daily driver type car I would stick with mechanical. I prefer electric on my "Hot Rod" for several reasons. They look much cleaner, easier to set the floats, more versatile. They can be great and very reliable IF you set them up correctly. If you do not set them up properly you will have problems

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