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Old 07-19-2008, 10:52 PM
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Mechanical Fuel pump... 88 SBC (Picture)

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words...

SO I will be short... Fuel pump ----- Hole for Fuel Pump?

I am sure there is a simple explanation.
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A little to short though...What is it you want to know?
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Oh... How do I mount that fuel pump... the hole is much bigger. is there a plate?
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They say a picture is worth a 1000 words...

SO I will be short... Fuel pump ----- Hole for Fuel Pump?

I am sure there is a simple explanation.
The block you have is for a fuel injected system. You will need to run a electric fuel pump. Your only other option, is to replace the block, and camshaft, to an earlier year.
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Thank you very much... Sorta what I figured... But I can go with an electric fuel pump right?

Edit... sorry did not read your post fully... was looking at your vette... lol... Do you suggest a specific pump... possible one I do not need a regulator for?
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Plate on the left, gasket on the right. But if there's not a hole drilled for the pump pushrod, or if there's a hole but it's not big enough, you'll have to go electric.
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There is a hole... which is what made me think it was possible... Where did you get this plate?
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I recently installed a electric fuel pump purchased at a local Kragen's. It is quiet, and it only put's out 6.5 psi. It was a universal fuel pump, that my customer bought. I was impressed about it's size, along with it being so quiet.

I was concerned it might over ride the Edlebrock Carb float, but it did not, and his truck runs great.
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Where did you mount it? Engine compartment or back near the tank? Can I put it in the engine compartment or do you recommend putting it as close to the tank as possible... it is a 78 Monte Carlo and I would have to run a wire all the back....
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You will have to get a fuel pump blockoff plate. Most parts houses should have one.
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I have the plate... It was on the block when I pulled it out of my truck... TBI to carb conversion. Heads are all wrong(swirl head)... But it just an around the town summer car... new heads in a year or two...
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Where did you mount it? Engine compartment or back near the tank? Can I put it in the engine compartment or do you recommend putting it as close to the tank as possible... it is a 78 Monte Carlo and I would have to run a wire all the back....
Most aftermarket fuel pumps are pushers. Therefore they need to be mounted as far back to the tank, as you can mount it.
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So wire the relay up in the engine compartment and run the one wire all the way back? What did you think of that plate up above? I have just never dealt with electric fuel pump and have never had a problem with mechanical...

there is a hole for the push rod... but you said earlier about the cam...
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So wire the relay up in the engine compartment and run the one wire all the way back? What did you think of that plate up above? I have just never dealt with electric fuel pump and have never had a problem with mechanical...
The plate up above is for a mechnical fuel pump.

Yes you can wire the relay in the engine compartment, but you need to run a 14 gauge wire to the fuel pump. Mount it as far back to the tank as you can.
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Your block looks like it will accept a mechanical pump. You can see there's oil in the cavity & the pump rod hole. Here's a link for the mounting plate>
http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294813113
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