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Holley "blue" fuel pump

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mostwanted, May 24, 2006.

  1. mostwanted

    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone else running one? I am just curious if it sounds noisey? I moved it to the top of my inner wheel well, and it seems kind of noisy. Maybe from vibrations? Maybe it needs rebuilt?:thinking:
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    From personal experience and what others have said, the aftermarket (external) pumps are typically pretty noisy, especially depending on where they are mounted.

    I'd mount it to the frame, the inner wheel well is a perfect place for the vibration to be audbile.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I just read an announcement in one of the mags (Chevy High Performance or Hot Rod?) about a "Quiet Pump" from one of the major manufacturers (like Holley)....sounded like a product to offer a more street-friendly version of the traditionally noisy electric pumps????

    Sorry, I don't have a link.
     
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    Isn't the pump supposed to be mounted as close to the tank as possible?
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    depends on what you buy..

    I bought a autozone cheapie... and yes.. mine is a "Push" pump as some are a "Pull" Pump.

    mine is on the frame rail and it just chatters away when on.... thank god my exhaust is alot louder.. and the humming of hawgs can even drown that out!!!! :haha:
     
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    I mount them to frame rails and I make " Iso " mounts using bits of heater hose. It helps but I can still hear it.
     
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    They are noisey. And yes, that pump should be mounted as close to the tank as possible (and below the pickup) according to the instructions.

    John
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    +1

    I had one on my old K10 and it was pretty loud (you could here it while the truck was running).
     
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    I didn't think of that. I am not sure if I want to relocate it yet. We will see...
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Fwiw, mine was mounted on the right side frame rail (with rubber insolators) around the forward rear spring hanger.
     
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    The Holley pump I had said to mount it as close to the tank as possible. Cant remember if it was the red or blue pump.. Whatver the stock style carb pump was.:D
     
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    The Holley RED should be enough. Mines on right side frame, on rubber that it came with. Once the engine is on, its absolutely silent.:haha:
     
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    I have a blue pump. I welded a plate to the frame right in front of the tank and used industrial rubber isolaters. It's a 1 inch thich rubber washer with seperate studs on each side so the vibrations don't transmit through the bushing to the frame. It's just lound enough where I can stick my head out the window and hear it's on, but inaudible inside the truck.
     
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    I had a Red feeding the 454 in my old crew cab. It is a pusher. You might be cavitating the pump with it being so far away from the fuel tank, and higher. Cavitation is noisy.

    Mines just like garlic's and in the same spot. I had to open my door to hear it with the engine off.
     

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