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Offline 73 SUPER 10

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Electric fuel pump
« on: October 04, 2006, 03:17:00 PM »
Hi guys, I have a 73 cheyenne with an electric fuel pump. It is wired to the ignition tang on the fuse box and runs whenever the switch is on. My question is : what is the safest and most reliable way to wire the pump? What parts will I need? Oh yeah the engine is a stock 454 with 350 trans behind it.


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Re: Electric fuel pump
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006, 02:33:00 PM »
Sounds like it is hooked up the safest way if it is running off switched power. (although I am a little confused on the application..)
Why are you running a electric pump on a stock 454?

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Re: Electric fuel pump
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 04:03:00 PM »
That's the way it was when I bought it. Is it overkill and if it is how would it affect my engine. Thanks.


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Re: Electric fuel pump
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2006, 04:26:00 PM »
Is it running a regulator on it?  
The mechanical pump on the engine is more than enough to provide fuel to a street engine running a carb.  It only needs 5-7lbs of pressure for a Carb motor.

It isn't going to hurt anything if it is hooked up correctly though.

Chris Lucas
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www.captkaoscustoms.com
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Jimmy 2WD Project