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Mechanical Fuel Pump Advice

 
scwillie1 scwillie1
New User | Posts: 16 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 07/24/13
06:13 PM

I need some input/guidance on a what mechanical fuel pump use? Confused

I'm almost ready to bring my Rat to life. It should be 600 to 700 hp. I'm running electric fans and water pump. I want to run a mechanical fuel pump.

What mechanical fuel pump would reccomend?Confused


Thanks! scwillie1  

393stroker 393stroker
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/24/13
06:28 PM

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hly-12-454-25/overview/make/chevrolet This is the one I was thinking about buying for my build, along w/ bigger fuel lines.  

68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 07/25/13
07:13 AM

My recommendation depends on what carburetor your running and how many inches you are trying to feed a s a rat can be anywhere from 366 to twice that.

The AFB carbs be all various manufacturers (Carter, Federal Mogul, Edelbrock, etc.) will only tolerate 5-6psi before the pressure overpowers the needles and floods the carb. I have found that a stock or stock replacement fuel pump is all that is needed to feed the AFB variations in applications up 450hp.

Holleys can take 8psi and be happy.

Are you going to run a pressure regulator?

Are you concerned with a bling factor; i.e. chrome, polished aluminum?  
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scwillie1 scwillie1
New User | Posts: 16 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 07/25/13
02:07 PM

468 cu in, Holley, I prefer not to run a regulator.

I'm going to yes the bling because I haven't cut a corner yet.

Thanks!  

68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 07/25/13
05:55 PM

JMO but an Edelbrock street pump would do the job and it's aluminum if that's enough bling for you.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/1722/10002/-1  
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scwillie1 scwillie1
New User | Posts: 16 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 07/27/13
04:43 PM

Thanks for your advice! I decided to go with a Race Pumps Fuel Pump. I'll let you know how it does.