Fuel Pump Issue??!!

Old 02-17-2009, 10:38 PM
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Scooter,
I bought one of the Jegs generic brand electric pumps for the boys mustang, works great.
It should work fine for your application as well.
Make sure you mount the pump motor UP and the pump lower than the output of the sump so it can be gravity fed.
I think I paid $69 for the pump and reg. It's just a Holly blue in disguise,
oh and the reg - had a Holley insignia on it.
Goodluck> Cp
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:04 AM
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I'm a little confused here, if you are running a regulator, why are you running a return line? I ran a holly black pump, with rear fuel cell and #10 to the reg. set at 8lbs, no return lines with an 850, no issues at all when i was running gas (present car).I still have the setup on the car and can pull the toilet bowl off and put a carb on and switch back from the front mounted tank in less than an hr. I have also ran a manuel Holly with rear fuel cell and 1/2 Alum. (on another car) line to the pump and #8 to a fuel log/splitter to 2 660 center squirters mounted side ways with large bowls. i'm not saying that the pump isn't bad i'm just thinking that you could be draining off the volume with the BP. I wouldn't run a BP on anything except a manuel front mounted injection pump unless it was after the carbs. The tunnel ram with 660's was an 8,000rpm motor ever pass. At one time i had a 5.83 gear with10.5X28.5 Micky's and it ran 127, i had a 9200 chip in it, and it never ran out of gas. You may also have a filter restriction on the flow from the tank to the pump. If i were plumbing it i would have no filter going to the pump, and 1 inline filter #8 to the fuel log after the pump and no return line.

Has worked for me in the past.

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:41 AM
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I think that you should also look at Holley's HP series of pumps(HP 125 & NP 250) they are a gerotor style,& very quiet(compared to Holley blue/red,or BG)We have used them now for a few years in fact when I spoke to Holley Aust,he said that we were the first to use one here that he knew of.I like them even though we consider their HP rating optomistic. They are reliable,although we only have used them in limited use applications.They're not expensive either!
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by zipper06
I'm a little confused here, if you are running a regulator, why are you running a return line? I ran a holly black pump, with rear fuel cell and #10 to the reg. set at 8lbs, no return lines with an 850, no issues at all when i was running gas (present car).I still have the setup on the car and can pull the toilet bowl off and put a carb on and switch back from the front mounted tank in less than an hr. I have also ran a manuel Holly with rear fuel cell and 1/2 Alum. (on another car) line to the pump and #8 to a fuel log/splitter to 2 660 center squirters mounted side ways with large bowls. i'm not saying that the pump isn't bad i'm just thinking that you could be draining off the volume with the BP. I wouldn't run a BP on anything except a manuel front mounted injection pump unless it was after the carbs. The tunnel ram with 660's was an 8,000rpm motor ever pass. At one time i had a 5.83 gear with10.5X28.5 Micky's and it ran 127, i had a 9200 chip in it, and it never ran out of gas. You may also have a filter restriction on the flow from the tank to the pump. If i were plumbing it i would have no filter going to the pump, and 1 inline filter #8 to the fuel log after the pump and no return line.

Has worked for me in the past.

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Rigsby I agree with zipper. You don't need a bypass with a Holley blue/black. Maybe if you had a BG 400 or Magna Fuel 500. Change out your regulator first and see what happens. Might save a little monies.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:28 PM
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Double/Cp/Zip:

This is my first race car... never had anything this wild... so my knowledge is based on more street friendly applications w/ alot more OEM parts. This is why I have struggled w/ this fuel system so much. the car was set up for drag only when I got it.. it had no BP, 10psi, no regulator, different carb, with the Holley manual pump. Hell, it loaded up too much & got some ring wash... so I installed a BP & a regulator along with a new carb too... it was made to stage & go set up the way it was.

FF to now... I have no fuel log for starters. Just the Mallory FF after sump tank, then a small inline #8AN filter before BP Reg. I am running a return line because I thought it would be better for street driving. To me, it makes sence to install a electric pump as you guys say w/ some gravity just past the tank, & wire it to the battery in trunk w/ about a 40 relay in between, install a block plate for the manual, & be done. I do have the on/off switch on back. Keep talking to me.... help me...
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:32 PM
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X2 with ZIP..I also am not a Big fan of Double filtering fuel lines...just not ideal for optimal fuel flow.

Also a Big mistake most people over look is the Rated fual flow of filters Vs the flow rate of the pump...Many people all too often do not have enough flow on the filter side to keep up with the pump..the double filtering just ads to it..

Just my take on it Scoot
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:31 PM
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Ideally you want to PUSH through a filter. A fine meshed, heavily restricted or plugged filter BEFORE the pump can burn a pump up as they use the fuel as a form lubricant. Also why you want to mount an electric pump BELOW tank outlet so you have gravity helping to prime said pump.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:32 PM
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Gentlemen, thank you. I have newer decent "dead head" style (reg non-bp) that I can use w/ the new pump too. I figured with the flow & fuel system I have now, a BP would be good for street... I was worried I was getting over flow & needed some escape for street use. If this is not an issue, I have no problem deleting the BP & reg. Tell me this.... what is the appliaction/purpose of BP system??

Desoto- I have heard the gerotor style pumps are a little more stronger in the flow department w/ less fluctuation... seems like the better of the sytles (vein -VS- gerotor).

Juice, I understand the 2 filters prior to the carb therory... that makes good sense.

This car must have had wild motor in it at one time, as it has 2 10AN's off of the tank sump indicating to me that it may have 2 pumps at one time. I just want it to have flow for street & occasional strip runs... thanks everyone & God Bless, Scooter
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:36 AM
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You have bypasses because the pump is flowing a lot of fuel and the regulators are restricting fuel flow down to about 6 lbs so you want excess fuel going back to the tank so the pump isn't straining itself to death. Whether you're idling or going 200mph, the electric pump is pumping the same rate.

I had a mallory 140 and it was useless on my 572ci Camaro. I switched it for a BG250 and that was fine. Originally it was mounted in the trunk with a BG400 I used for the nitrous but after a burnout the car cut out because of lack of fuel and gravity etc. I dropped both pumps under the car and it was all good. Spend the money now on a decent pump. Save you in the long run. You don't want an engine leaning out.
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