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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-04-03, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel pump, Electric or Mechanical?

I'm tossing up whether to use a Holley Blue electric fuel pump or a high volume mechanical pump.
I've got a 351w with clevo heads and an Active funnel web manifold running a 960 Barry Grant carb, the carby is probably more than what i need but will an electric pump be essential or can the mechanical high volume be enough???
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Re: Fuel pump, Electric or Mechanical?

Sounds like some heavy breathing there.. I'd go electric pump..There are some great custom fuel systems being made with swirl tank/fuel reg etc...

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Re: Fuel pump, Electric or Mechanical?

go the electric, just run a fuel log and a return line to your tank to keep the pump cool. What sort of HP is the engine making will also decide what you use

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Re: Fuel pump, Electric or Mechanical?

You could also try a belt driven fuel pump These tend to work better with a street machine and carby as the supply increases without putting too much load on the engine or electrics, the fuel tends to stay a little cooler As well. Check out comments of a guy called David Braswell in the states about fuel systems
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