Let's talk fuel pumps

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Next on the upgrade list and able to support the new 600 plus hp 406sbc is a fuel pump . Currently running on my old motor is Carter "strip " mech fuel pump set at 7psi

    Now I'm looking at either a new in tank fuel pump set up or just a good race style electric fuel pump mounted to the chassis or body . The Camaro does have NHRA Certified aluminum Trunk bulkhead so I could mount a fuel cell in the trunk
     
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    If more race than street, fuel cell with a quality electric pump gets my vote. I have had very good luck with Fuelab and Aeromotive, running race fuel and no ethanol. I did run E10 pump gas with an Aeromotive pump a few times without issue. Holley has come out with some new pumps, but I don't have any experience with them. On paper, they look good, I just have no reason to change since I have a pump capable of supporting the power I will make.
     
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    Its all personal preference .You can run an electric fuel or a high volume mechanical pump, I would run half inch line with either type.
     
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    Might be overkill, but for straight line performance without fuel starvation you could also leave the mech pump, connect it to a small 0.5L or so tank up front fed by an electrical pump in the back. This way both pumps don't have to be large and work hard and won't run out of fuel as well. Buddy has a similar setup op a 401 with a 177 blower on top.
     
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    Some race pumps don't like the street. I think Aeromotive is good for a mix of street/strip. I have had an A 1000 for years. Never a problem. Kid runs two of them with E-85, and they've been great. They have a new pump out, but don't have any reason (yet) to research. Run a relay with an electric pump. Makes a difference.
     
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    In tank electric, with a return regulator.
     
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    Been running the same Mallory comp 140 since 1992 on the Camaro and a 8 gal fuel cell, also have one for the NOS stand alone.
     
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    ^^^^ I've been running the Mallory 140 myself since 2005. It is a bit noisy but I haven't had any problems.
     
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    Looks like I'm going with a 12 gal Jaz racing fuel cell and Magnafuel 275 fuel pump
     
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    This is really for your Tacoma isn't it. C'mon admit it. lol
     

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