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Old 12-28-2010, 06:19 PM
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Standard fuel pressure regulator question!

Hey guys,

The question I have is as follows,

I want to install a standard-1 IN 2 OUT (non bypass style) fuel pressure regulator on my truck but was wondering how it would work being that I have my fuel line and return line coming from my mechanical pump? Is there anyway around it with out buying a return/bypass style regulator?

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Old 12-28-2010, 06:53 PM
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1 in from the mech. pump
2 out , 1 to each carb or
1 to THE carb and the other plugged or to pressure gauge.
I would suggest at least a temporary pressure gauge so you can set the pressure if it adjustable.
If you are useing carbs be sure to get a regulator thart covers the range for your carb/ pump.
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Hi Chris,

The return line should only be running to the pump from the tank, in the case of the regulator you only have one line coming from the pump to the carb.

Just like Cape Cod Bob said, simply plumb it in line like an after market fuel filter and put a gauge, usually with a 3/8 to 1/8 reducer in the second port of the regulator.

While you are plumbing the regulator in would be a good time to put an after market filter in also.

I used 3/8 steel brake line filled with sand and a Swagelok tube bender that I found on Ebay for $15 to do my lines.

Here are a couple links to sites I used for reference to bend my lines:

http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/arti...ng_bending.pdf

http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/.../photo_02.html

http://www.classictrucks.com/tech/07...fuel_line.html

http://www.swagelok.com/downloads/we...N/ms-13-43.pdf

There is also a site that I can not find at the moment that shows how to install a fuel filter like the one I have which is a GM replacement filter that runs about $6 at any parts house.
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Awesome!

Hey thanks guys!! Makes sense! Really appreciate it!
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