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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-08-2003 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pros/cons? How would fuel temp come into play? Mechanical pump, bolted to side of 180*F block...

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-08-2003 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mechanical pump requires HP to make it work. I don't like anything that robs HP.

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steve'66
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posted 01-08-2003 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use both.

Only cause I'm too cheap to buy one good electric.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-08-2003 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like electric better for Gasoline Carbs. I run a mechanical belt driven but the application is different.

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