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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 10-06-2002 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Fellas,

Is it normal for this Carter electric fuel pump to get hot?

I installed it to prep for the new engine but currently run it with the 289. Here is the current configuration.

fuel tank --> Earl's hi-flow filter --> Carter electric fuel pump (p4600hp) --> stock mechanical carter fuel pump --> autolite 2100

We drove to the gas station about 2 miles away and when we got back home it was almost to the point of being too hot.

Thanks in advance. We really do appreciate the help.

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2
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1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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67coupe
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From: dallas NC usa
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-06-2002 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
just got to ask why 2 pumps?
i could see it with nitrous or big efi system but to an autolite?

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67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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steve'66
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posted 10-06-2002 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eric,

I gotta say I've never touched the pump on our '66. As long as it doesn't burn up I could care less.

As far as why two pumps, because it works. We run a smaller Holley "red" pump through 3/8" line to a stock mechanical to feed the 10.82/124 mph '66 with 408W. I know it should be upgraded, but "it works" so.....


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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 10-06-2002 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Josh,

We wired the electric fuel pump to prepare for the new engine.

Steve, I hope it isn't something to be concerned about. We pulled the fuel line running to the inlet of the mechanical fuel pump and that sucker GUSHED out like no tomorrow!! So we know there isn't a crimp in the line. The only thing it leaves me to think about is the 5/16" line is too small.

Erik

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