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Loud Electric Fuel Pump

I bought a fuel pump at Napa for a 454 engine. It's different than most I've seen before. It's not like the holley or the barrel type. It's a small black plastic box. Anyway, it works great. But damn, is it loud. I can hear it clicking when I'm going down the road and it's way back by the tailgate.
Any ideas of how to quiet it or what should I replace it with that's not so loud?
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Larry

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Old 07-07-2006, 08:20 PM
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had a Holley and a carter they were both loud too without my killer stereo you would go insane
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I bought a fuel pump at Napa for a 454 engine. It's different than most I've seen before. It's not like the holley or the barrel type. It's a small black plastic box. Anyway, it works great. But damn, is it loud. I can hear it clicking when I'm going down the road and it's way back by the tailgate.
Any ideas of how to quiet it or what should I replace it with that's not so loud?
Thanks!

Larry
its not big enough for fuel flow and its working twice as hard to deliver the fuel whats the fuel pressure 5-7 psi ?
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Clicking? You must have a stroke type pump. I would suggest a rotary pump, period.
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If it is in fact enough pump for your combination, maybe try insulating it with rubber grommets if it's frame mounted? Just a thought.
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If it is not a mega race engine or fuel injected, slap a mechanical on it! Electric pumps are total overkill on the street in 90% of the cases. Somehow chevy managed to feed L-88 427's, LS-6 454's, and high winding DZ 302's with mechanicals. You will never get rid of the noise of an electric unless you go with an in-the-tank unit.
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I bought one of those NAPA cylinder shaped pumps for my BBC 59 EC. Made way too much noise for me. But since I installed a 26gal tank from an old bronco, (454ci = 16gal tank = stopping every 3 blocks for fuel) I just went ahead and used the Ford in-tank pump.
only hear it before the engine starts. Regulator set at 6-1/2.
Still have the other pump mounted, in case the in-tank pump fails though.
Just move 2 lines and plug it in.
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thats smart never know when ford

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I bought one of those NAPA cylinder shaped pumps for my BBC 59 EC. Made way too much noise for me. But since I installed a 26gal tank from an old bronco, (454ci = 16gal tank = stopping every 3 blocks for fuel) I just went ahead and used the Ford in-tank pump.
only hear it before the engine starts. Regulator set at 6-1/2.
Still have the other pump mounted, in case the in-tank pump fails though.
Just move 2 lines and plug it in.
ford pumps goes out alot too
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ford pumps goes out alot too
Like I really needed to hear THAT!!!
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