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Old 05-19-2011, 05:57 AM
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fuel pump location

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help needed as usual. im building a 32 5 window and have put the fuel tank in the trunk up against the rear bulkhead now due to piss poor planning i cant find a good location for the fuel pump,so what problems will i get if the pump is mounted just above the top of the tank,i was thinking that the fuel would run back to the tank every time the motor is turned of and starting may be a problem? the pump will be an edelbrock electric unit.thanks russ

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Electric pumps really need to be mounted below the fuel level, they dont provide a lot of suction, so they need gravity to keep them fed. remember too, that the fuel acts as a coolant and lubricant for the pump vanes, continous dry cycles will wear the pump out faster. What about an intake pump.
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ok i did a bit of a search,i know i should have done this first ! it seems the main point everyone mentions is that the pump needs to be gravity fed to get it going so its back to the drawing board and mount it on the chassis under the tank. piss poor planning strikes again.
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