fual pump problem

willarde

Junior Member
Location
pa
i am puting a 1974 350 into my 1990 silverodo the engine is going to be carborated so i need to use the macanical pump on the older engine. will it pump threw the pump in the tank
 

81pickup

Junior Member
Location
Surrey BC Canada
Your best bet would be to use an in-line elecric fuel pump. I'm not sure if the one in the tank will work. Depends on the setup. The electric is a much better choice because it will flow better and will probably even free up a few ponies becase it is driven by elecricity not engine power. If you do decide to go with the mechanical go for a good Holley one. I saw a nice one at Lordco that I am considering for my car.

Hope I have helped.

Erik
 

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
With an electric pump such as a Holley, you'll also need an adjustable regulator. If I am not mistaken, you mount the pump on the frame rail as close to the tank as possible. I am pretty sure the Holley is more of a "push" pump than a suction pump. Then again, the last Holley electric fuel pump install I did was 10 years ago......

~Chuck
 

81pickup

Junior Member
Location
Surrey BC Canada
Chuck is right. The pump should be as close to the tank as possible. Most electric pumps are designed to push rather than pull the fuel. Good luck with that swap.

Erik.
 
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