Mystery Fuel Pump - Help Needed!

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  1. LurkinLimey

    LurkinLimey Member

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    Hi Everybody,
    Need some help - The electric fuel pump that came fitted to my Big Block has failed (cooked by the headers I'm guessing) and I need to replace it.
    Problem is I can't identify what it is - only identifying mark is 1001 stamped into the ally housing.
    Anybody out there have any ideea what it is?
    Also, it's the only fuel pump on the car - should I have a pusher pump down near the tank too?
    Any help appreciated - hate being off the road!
    Cheers,
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  2. diesel_lv

    diesel_lv Well-Known Member

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    Can't help w brand etc, but no matter the electric fuel pump, they should always be mounted w/in 2-3 feet of fuel tank and below the level of the tank if possible. Does it feed a carburetor or fuel injection. If a carb, there are some good quality low pressure inline fuel pumps out there. No need to purchase a super expensive hi pressure one.

    I just looked at the gauge, it has very low psi numbers so I'll assume it's carbureted. I run a Walbro on my turbo, blowthrough carburetor jet boat. The pressure regulator keeps my pressure good and it flows enough volume for 600+ hp. A return line from regulator will increase the pumps life as it won't heat up as much. Mine has lasted 5 yrs in 120+ degree ambient heat with extreme vibration.
     
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    • LurkinLimey

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      Thanks man - Appreciated. Should have said. It's feeding a single Holley 750 on an Edelbrock intake on a 383 stroker.
       
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      diesel_lv Well-Known Member

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      If it's possible, I'd go back to a mechanical fuel pump. I run electric on my boat because the engine has no provision for mechanical and it's turbo so it needs at least 21 psi. So many guys running big blocks w blowers using mechanical pumps on jet boats w no starvation issues. They pull tons of fuel, more than any street driven or 1/4 mile street driver will ever use.
       
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      Agreed. The extra pressure drop from the long inlet run was as hard on it as the heat, maybe more so. I would either get a nice factory Carter mechanical or a new high quality low pressure electric back by the tank, mounted low as it should be. Inlet restrictions or long runs for electric are way worse than an outlet restriction.
       
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      Thanks for the advice guys - Will give it some thought.
      Still like to know what the hell the pump that came in the car is though....
       
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      I would also suggest trying to replace the rubber line with metal or braided hose.
      Particularly with an electric pump.
       
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