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    Hey guys I need recommendation on a new fuel pump (i'm running a stock one on a 1967 v8 400) I just bought a new main fuel line... The engine is currently in a 1972 lemans body...

  • #2
    I haven't went back and checked your previous posts so I'll answer your question with questions and answers.
    Highly modified engine? If not, stick with a stock mechanical pump. If its modified heavily and needs more fuel, then look at a high flow mechanical. You don't need a ton of pressure if its carbed. You're only trying to make 4-7 pounds or so. Any more will push the needle off the seat and flood the float bowls. You could run electric, but you'll want to explore return lines if your car doesn't already have it. They're noisier than an engine driven mechanical and you'd want to rubber isolate it from the frame so it doesn't transmit that noise, unless you're already running loud exhaust and won't hear it anyway. LOL Electric needs to be mounted near the tank, preferably lower so gas can gravity feed the pump. You'll need a good filter installed back there too.

    Boils down to if that stocker is feeding the engine now, no need to change it out.

    Carter, Holley, I don't think it matters much brand name wise. You'll hear good and bad about both. Hell, if they're still available through your parts store or Rock Auto, just order whatever they stock. They're not that much $ anyway.
    I'm the Rick in prick.

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    • #3
      I still run a Holley mechanical. Not wasting time or money on electrical until I go efi. No point. Electric pumps work best in tank. Outside of tank, they become problematic. Most electric pumps are pushers, not pullers. Therefore, they have to be in tank or really close to the tank to work properly. Mechanical pumps are so much easier to work with on a carberated street engine.
      So basically, what Pops is saying above is that he agrees with me on my many Fuel Pump rants that are on this forum, and that's what's really important here.

      yours truly,
      The Lord of Hardcore
      -Mike

      This is not something you buy. It's Something you Build!

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      • #4
        Ive had a Holley Blue electric on my bird thru many motors in a step up in performance every time. Pump is mounted next to tank with no return line. Regulator set at 6 pounds 15-20 years in servive with a Large Fram filter. Yes rubber mounted but I like hearing pump turn ON! Just another perspective.
        Borderline Genius-Idiot

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        • #5
          That Fram filter is a ticking Time Bomb, Bill. It could explode at any minute.
          -Mike

          This is not something you buy. It's Something you Build!

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          • #6
            The fram refill filter? I have one on a shelf with a new wix replacement filter. It probably sit there forever

            1972 LeMans W/Endura Front End & 461 CID

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            • #7
              Well maybe I'll but it in a concrete box in case it explodes

              1972 LeMans W/Endura Front End & 461 CID

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              • #8
                There are better options for fuel filters these days than those old paper filters. Better flow and better filtering. Not sure that's really important on a Carb engine, but its nice to have the extra insurance.

                yours truly,
                The Lord of Hardcore
                -Mike

                This is not something you buy. It's Something you Build!

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                • #9
                  Stock I say. Or heard DB say. Always.
                  Mac


                  69 Firebird

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GratefulDiver View Post
                    The fram refill filter? I have one on a shelf with a new wix replacement filter. It probably sit there forever
                    Yes!!! I like changing the filter every year. EASY
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                    • #11
                      I'll send you the filter

                      1972 LeMans W/Endura Front End & 461 CID

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                      • #12
                        T will get that to you in a couple months, Bill.
                        -Mike

                        This is not something you buy. It's Something you Build!

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                        • #13
                          Kool !!!! I'll have my tranny in by then??? Maybe ????????? LOL
                          Borderline Genius-Idiot

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                          • #14
                            LENCO? Is that what your putting in?
                            '65 Goat

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