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dirtrackin 09-27-2012 04:33 PM

fuel pump shuting off while engine is running..
Ok I have a 84 firebird that some body put a carbed 350 with a edelbrock performer and with a external electric fuel pump ran by a toggle switch and it pumps gas but once the car is running it stops pumping? Im confused what would cause this?? I bought the car about a month ago and it ran fine until yesterday.. Any ideas?

any ideas how i could re wire this?

cdminter59 09-27-2012 10:13 PM

fuel pump shuting off while engine is running..
How about a little more info on the fuel pump. What brand pump is it? Where is it mounted? It should be mounted in the rear of the car below the tank. You should have a 100 micron filter between the tank and the pump. It can be wired to a toggle switch or wired to the ignition switch. I prefer the ignition switch so it turns on and off with the key. There should be an 30 amp fuse on the +12 volt wire to the pump. Make should you have a good ground to the pump.

rickman2k 09-27-2012 10:32 PM

put a mechanical pump back on it

SSedan64 09-28-2012 02:46 AM

I recommend using a Relay & Oil Pr. safety switch.
Most likely a bad Toggle switch, Pump or loose wire.
Several wiring diagrams & cleaning instructions here, if Holley type.:

dirtrackin 09-28-2012 06:51 AM

I'll try to get some more info on the pump (if i remember right it is a holley) its mounted in the rear of the car below the tank and right now the toggle switch pretty much controls everything (spark and fuel) I really want to ditch the toggle switch but im clueless when it comes to wiringso ill look in to those diagrams and see what i can figure out. Thanks guys!

cdminter59 09-28-2012 09:04 AM

electric fuel pump wiring harness
Jegs has a reasonably priced wiring harness for your electric fuel pump. JEGS Performance Products 10564 JEGS Fuel Pump Harness and Relay Kit Here is the instructions for the wiring harness. Looks like it would be an easy installation.

dirtrackin 09-28-2012 05:02 PM

I got it figured out fuel gauge does not work and was out of gas :D Thanks for the help guys im be sure to use the links you pointed me too.

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