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Old 04-28-2003, 05:38 PM
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My EZ-Wire kit has a wire for the fuel pump ... it's also in the tail section. I don't get it -- isn't my fuel pump in the engine section? Also, I don't see ANY wire going to it.

Am I missing something? Or do they include that wire because many cars have electric fuel pumps?

I'm confused - help!

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Old 04-28-2003, 05:42 PM
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If you are running an electric fuel pump it should be mounted as close to the tank as possible. Probably why the wire is in the rear harness. If you have a mechanical fuel pump then you shouldn't need to hook up that wire. Never have used one of those EZ Wire kits though.


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Just count it as spare wire unless you want the electric fuel pump.

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My fuel pump sits in the front/bottom/right side of the engine ... obviously it's a mechanical fuel pump, eh?

Okay - so I just have another spare wire then.

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I replace the mechanical pumps on all my engines with the Carter 5psi electric pump, Summit #CRT-P4070, $57.95. I think there are several advantages. Gets rid of the stock pump that takes up valuable space @ front of engine, gets rid of ugliness in engine compartement, eliminates real danger of ruptured diaphgram and gas in the oil. This Carter pump is rotary, not a cheapie vibrator, and I have never had a failure in 20 years.

And yes, you install it at the tank and the wire goes to one lead on the pump, the other goes to ground, usually one of the pump mounting bracket bolts.
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Willys - How quiet or noisy are those carters? I have a Holley Blue pump and man is that thing loud. Too bad the Carter doesn't make 6 or 7 lbs.
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I never hear the pump - forget I even have it. Mine is mounted to the frame w/ rubber cushioned mounting bracket and is super quiet. I am not familiar with your 'blue' Holley but it may be a vibrating diaphragm style that are very noisy.

Why do you need 7psi? 5psi should give you more fuel than you could possibly handle on the street. Summit lists the 7psi version -

# CRT-P4594 $57.95. Same price as the 5psi.
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