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Old 08-11-2016, 08:24 PM   #1
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Electric Fuel pump workaround

If you find yourself with a dead electric fuel pump and no Holley access immediately, go to Autozone and buy one of these. It worked for us today for about 600 miles so far....Click image for larger version

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Old 08-12-2016, 11:04 PM   #2
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I should also mention that it's $48 vs $150.....


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If you like made in China....go for it, you get what you pay for and for that matter you could have bought a spare cause you will probably need it and at that price you will still be ahead of the game. When my kids Christmas presents broke either on the same day or a week after Christmas I told them it was because they were made in China. Funny...when you're in antique shops how all the toys that were made here when I was growing up are still selling as if they were new.....just saying, Regards, Bob
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Thanks for posting that, Gaiaenviro.( how is that pronounced )

Good to know that an "at hand part" can get you home.

I tried upgrading to a good quality American pump, it put out too much pressure and called for a pressure controller to be installed to regulate it.
I just went back to the simple inline pump that it had used before.

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Bob Miller you clearly missed the point of this. If you are stranded on the side of the road or can limp into the nearest Autozone you can get going again. If I had the luxury of time on my vacation I would have waited for the Holley to be shipped to me. As it turned out anyway, it was a short in the power wire so I ran a new one from the 30 amp relay I had installed for the air pump a few feet away to the new fuel pump and have been driving it fine. I'll correct it all when I'm back in my Air Conditioned shop and not on 180 degree asphalt. I was offering the knowledge of an emergency fix, not a suggested replacement. I'm doing the field test of mileage (Fredericksburg to Balmorhea to Carlsbad to Santa Fe so far) just as a reference point if your stranded and like me prefer to work in a controlled environment...


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Understood,Bill.....like I said, just saying. Good luck with your ventures. Regards, Bob
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Ok, field testing complete, the pump is good for at least 1700 miles (which is what we did this week), so back to the original after i remove and clean. Also, FYI, I'll post a pic of the worst field expedient repair ever, so you can see how poorly you can get away with.....
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