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widowmaker

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i have a 79 truck and i bought a fuel injected motor but i am gonna run my carb cause i like it better but how hard is it gonna be to put a eletric fuel pump in and what would i have to do get everything to work write if anyone can help i would really like it alot thanks again /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
 

big83chevy4x4

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you want to run a electric pump with the carb. right?
first you can't use the stock pump, you will need an aftermarket pump that mounts inside of the frame. you will also need a fuel presure regulator that will turn down to about 5 psi
 

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I just got my NEW J.C. Whitney catalog in the mail. In it, is an electric bellows pump with an internal bypass That put's out 4.5-7 psi. No regulater needed. This pump is made by Walbro. catalog # SD730907Y and is 39.99. This is the style pump I was talking about. I know Borg warner makes a similar pump. But don't have any part #'s.
Al you need to do is mount the pump and ground 1 wire and use the power to the coil as a power lead. Tap into that wire.
 

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Better to connect the pump to an "Ignition Fused" spot on the fuse block.
Some folks use a pressure switch so the pump stops when the oil pressure goes away, as a safety feature.
 

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well i dont use a coil i have a hei system. and i found one from purolator and i cam gonna try that may i will run it to a igniton wire so when i turn the key on i get power. any other suggestions please fell free to lt me know
 

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I bought a carter electric pump to replace my red holley. I couldn't be happier. It's quiet and doesn't leak. Mounts inline just like the holley did so I didn't have to change anything except how I bolted it to the frame. It runs 7 psi so it works for the carb. It's their street strip model from summit.

clicky

Little spendy but I think its a good pump.
 
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