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tomslo
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posted 02-03-2003 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need to get started on replacing my fuel system on the Cougar. I have collected all the parts, and am ready to go, except for two things-

1) Which side to run the new system on? I see where a lot of cars have switched to the passenger side. I am thinking about keeping on the drivers side, kind of to have a template to follow. My battery is still up front too, so not much room on the pass. side.

2) Where to put the regulator in the engine bay? Can you guys show me some pictures of how you have yours mounted?

I will be using a Holley Blue with the supplied regulator, along with braided line, if that helps.

Thanks,
Tom

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Just Strokin
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posted 02-03-2003 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One reason some of the racers run the fuel line up the passenger side is get all the weight ovdr to that side they can to offset the driver's weight. They put the battery, fuel pumps, etc on the right rear corner.

Also, most Holley's with center hung bowls, have the fuel inlet for the carbs on the passenger side. This saves a few feet of very pricey braided SS racing hose.

But, it really comes down to the preference of the car builder/owner as to which side you installed the fuel line.

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Rustang
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posted 02-03-2003 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the reason the factory ran the fuel line on the driver's side was because that's the side the mechanical fuel pump's on. This would be a mute point if you have an electric fuel pump.

I ran my fuel line (electric pump)on the passenger side because of the Holley's float bowl outlet which means less expensive fuel line to run and less restriction, more area to mount the regulator, and less clutter because of the things like the master cylinder, steering box, etc. that are on the driver's side.

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kid vishus
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posted 02-03-2003 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine is also on the passenger side. It was also ran on the passenger side on my granada. We mounted the regulator off the shock tower. It made for a fairly straight shot to the carb that way.

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posted 02-04-2003 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was lazy so I ran mine follwing the original.

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