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Fuel pump: mechanical or electric

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Mar 20, 2005.

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What type fuel pump do you have: mechanical or electric

  1. Stock mechanical

    14 vote(s)
    46.7%
  2. aftermarket electric pump

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. I don't have a fuel pump. I'm a web wheeler only...and naked

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Whatcha got? If you went electric, what kind do you have?
     
  2. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Unsure of the part number but mine is one from Edelbrock. Came with the FI Setup and pumps out around 50 or so PSI. Got to looking for similar ones on the net so I could carry a trail spare and they are pushing a few hundred bucks......
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I say stick with mechanical, to me an electrical pump is just something else that can go wrong when you're in the middle of nowhere.
     
  4. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I voted electric but that is because I have FI. If I had a carb still I would be running a mechanical pump. They are to cheap and to easy to replace to worry about messing with the electrical.

    Harley
     
  5. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    On the 72 K5 with the 454, I ran both. It would vapor lock every now and then, just hit the switch for the electric fuel pump and no more vapor lock. :D Also had 3 gas tanks, damn I miss that truck.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Electric with a regulator that has a return line.
     
  7. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Ok all you people voting for the electric pumps....what kind are you using??
     
  8. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm running a Carter. I can't give you the model # because it's been installed on the truck for about 10 years now, with no troubles at all. I DO know that it's a 2-stage (pull/push) pump and it needs to be mounted as close to the tank as possible......
     
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    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    also might be wrong but if your running efi you have to get an electric b/c mech. wouldnt pump out enough psi
     
  10. ratzila

    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    I did not vote because you left out stock electric pump. When I got the 454 in we left the original stock in tank electric fuel pump in. It does not have any problems feeding the carbed BBC:D
     
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    Guess for now I'll leave the mech one there. I will eventually be getting rid of the carb and changing to a FI setup. Guess I was just looking for another excuse to buy something new to go along with the new fuel cell ;)
     
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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I couldn't find the factory electrical choice in the poll. I converted to tbi and used a stock elec/sender from a 87 K10 saddle tank in my K5. I was going to buy the one that goes in the fuel rail. Think it was from a camaro (napa# 5001) about $140.
     
  13. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    My truck currently has a no-name low pressure pump. Its noisy and the wife has wanted it to go away for awhile. I just picked up a red holley to replace it. I should have it on the truck in April sometime - I still have a motor to finish assembling and other assorted projects.
     

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