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Old 11-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I want to get rid of the Red Holley fuel pump and go with a mechanical.

I have an Edelbrock 500 CFM carb, do you think this Carter is a good choice? At $26.95 it fits my budget.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like the same one I bought from my local parts store a while back. Regular stock replacement Carter fuel pump, even though they talk it up a little. My parts store pumps seem to work well enough for me. That one should too.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Make sure you still have the fuel pump eccentric. Most people don't reinstall that on a rebuild if they are using an electric fuel pump.

I'm assuming your motor still has it.
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Make sure you still have the fuel pump eccentric. Most people don't reinstall that on a rebuild if they are using an electric fuel pump.

I'm assuming your motor still has it.
Yes,
Still there, thanks.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Gypsy.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Carter makes a great standard pump and if it fits your budget, well thats all the better. Holley makes an inexpensive pump (yeah its chrome) and I used one of them for years without fail. I recently switched to a billet Holley Ultra HP pump. I only switched because I liked the look, not out of need to replace the old pump.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Of corse the PO removed the stock fuel line, I don't know the next step in plumbing the fuel system.

I bought a new stock tank to replace fuel cell, I want to learn what my options are.

Should I buy some metal fuel line and bend it, would it be better to get a pre-bent?

Is there a flexable line? Is it any good?

At least I get to learn something every time I work on it.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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earl's, russell, moroso, the big names, all sell aluminum tubing that is lightweight, easy to use, and fairly inexpensive.

go to summit and type in aluminum fuel line. i think you can get 25 feet for under 25 bucks. you will have plenty of left over so you can practice flaring the lines.
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Something like this, maybe: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-pumpkit2

OR this: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g2512/overview/
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information guys!
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I personally don't care to run aluminum fuel line. Te easy route is to just order the "correct" prefabricated fuel line from any number of Mustang parts vendors. Difficult stuff to pack for shipping so don't be surprised if it looks mangled when you get it. I've yet to have a problem straightening any back out just fine. I'm real big on doing everything myself but those prebent and flared lines are really nice and easy to use.
If you want to make your own, every parts store has a rack somewhere in the back stocked with lengths of pre-flared steel brake and fuel lines. Sucks to have to cut off a perfectly good flare off one end because they never seem to be the length you need. Usually they are 3, 4, 6, and 8 foot lengths.
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Is it a solid connection from the line to the fuel tank? No rubber hose?

Then I figure from the pump to a filter and then to the carb?
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Good question Dan. I am curious about the rubber connection between the tank and fuel line running up to the engine. It seems to me that the tank and chassis are stiffly connected and no vibration isolation is needed. Is it possible that the rubber hose section was strictly for ease of manufacture?
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I bent up my own 3/8" aluminum fuel line and ran it from a section of -6 AN hose to a tube nut and flared the end. It runs along the frame member then along the sub-frame connector, through the front torque box and ends at a fuel filter in the wheelwell. From there I have a short section of -6 AN to the fuel pump and then to aluminum hard line to the carb. This will all be swapped out this winter with a Glenn's Performance sumped tank to two -10 lines that connect to a 100 micron fuel filter and then run -8 up to the fuel pump and then -8 to the carb. I was running out of fuel coming hard out of turn 11 at Sears Point and it was missing badly over 5,000 rpm. Hopefully this new fuel system will correct that.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Found this at Summit
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cst-muf1007-oe

Think it would be a good choice?



Brand: Classic Tube
Manufacturer's Part Number: MUF1007-OE
Part Type: Fuel Lines, Tank to Pump Lines
Product Line: Classic Tube Tank to Pump Lines
Summit Racing Part Number: CST-MUF1007-OE


Fuel Line Material: Steel
Fuel Line Finish: Natural
Fuel Line Diameter: 3/8 in.
Quantity: Sold as a set.
Notes: Also fits the 1967-68 GT500. Runs down the rocker panel.

Classic Tube offers these tank to pump lines in OE or stainless steel versions. Classic Tube uses state-of-the-art, computer-driven CNC tube benders to create lines that fit your application perfectly.
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