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rockafellz
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posted 09-30-2002 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Fellas,

Where do you guys put your electric fuel pump? My dad and I put ours on the left frame rail right where the frame levels out (about where the left muffler should be.) We couldn't think of any other place to mount it thinking either the rear end or future muffler pipes will hit it if we mounted it where the frame rails go over the axles. So it's about 3 feet from the tank.

We mounted it as high as possible on the frame rail but it looks pretty low.

Any suggestions on a '66 fastback?

Thank in advance.

Erik

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Just Strokin
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posted 09-30-2002 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some people mount them inside the trunk area if the trunk is sealed from the passenger area. Locations in the trunk could be the rear fenderwell or on the trunk floor. Some people attach a bracket as close to the fuel outlet of the tank and mount them there.

Did you install a fuel filter between the tank and the pump? It is recommended by most pump makers.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 09-30-2002 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, normally as close to the tank, & below the tank is preferable. On my 69 & 70 Mach 1`s, I made a sheet metal bracket which mounted the pump to the trunk floor between the diff housing & the tank, just to the right side. Electric pumps are meant to be pushers, rather than pulling the fuel from a foreward posistion. I HAVE seen the occasional electric pump in the engine compartment, but I certainly wouldn`t recommend that. Also, if you pump is hanging below the rocker panels, it is very likely to get damaged by a speed bump, or flying rocks.

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rockafellz
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posted 09-30-2002 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I guess i'm gonna have to pull the pump off. Looks like it's sitting a little too far away from the tank. We did put a filter between the tank and the pump though. We used the Earl's hi-flow fuel filter.

I guess we're gonna have to make a custom bracket to mount right above the rear differential. My only concern is the rear exhaust isn't installed yet and i'm hoping it doesn't interfere with each other.

Erik

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-30-2002 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it a street car?

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rockafellz
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posted 09-30-2002 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Is it a street car?


Yes!

Erik

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Fastymz
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posted 09-30-2002 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik are you running the exhaust out the rear,or turn downs?

The ones I've seen on 65-66 have been mounted to the drivers side rear frame rail behide the rear axle.

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rockafellz
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posted 09-30-2002 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Erik are you running the exhaust out the rear,or turn downs?

The ones I've seen on 65-66 have been mounted to the drivers side rear frame rail behide the rear axle.

SCOOP


Hey Scoop,

I had my sights set for full exhaust under the rear valence then hidden turn down right at the end of the car, but with all this fuel pump crap in the way, i've been thinking of side exits right in front of the rear wheels It doesn't matter either way to me

Alex, what are the quietest performance mufflers available I have 2 chamber delta flows now (I bought them 8 months ago) but have been thinking of getting the quietest now

Erik


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Fastymz
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posted 09-30-2002 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik I like the exits infront of the rear wheels.But thats my opinion,and we all know what they say about opinions.
I've heard alot of cars with dyno max mufflers on then they sound more quite then the flowmasters do.My dad just put on the 3chamber delta flows on hit 88gt they sound real good too.

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posted 09-30-2002 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then the left rear frame rail is fine.

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rockafellz
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posted 09-30-2002 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Then the left rear frame rail is fine.


Hey Alex,

Where on the left rear frame rail? I've got it mounted on the left frame rail about 1 foot away from where the left rear subframe connector should mount. About a total of 3 feet from the fuel tank. I didn't think anything of it until I lowered the car down. It's about 9-10" close to the ground.

Erik

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mustangzrule
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posted 10-01-2002 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangzrule   Click Here to Email mustangzrule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dynamax makes good mufflers. Quiet, hi flow, nice sound at WOT.

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posted 10-01-2002 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About 12 inches rear of the differential, as close to the tank drain as you can get it.

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Alex Denysenko
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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 10-01-2002 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll send a photo of mine to Steve so he can post it. Fab'd brackets from angle iron.

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rockafellz
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posted 10-02-2002 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, we mounted it about 4 inches from the fuel sender/drain right in the front trunk hump. And the differential is now protecting it quite well. The carter pump is insulated with 3 rubber mounting tabs.

I just hope future exhaust pipes don't get in the way.

Pictures to come soon. Just a couple more hose clamps to put on.

Erik

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rockafellz
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posted 03-10-2003 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey All,

Here is the pic I promised of the fuel pump mounted to my chassis. I mounted it as close to fuel tank as possible.

Brought it back up since 65_289 requested some pics.

Erik

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