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Re: Electric fuel pump vs original mechanical fuel pump
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PackardDon
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My 1953 Clipper Deluxe when I bought it had an electric diaphragm pump mounted on the frame near the tank but once I rebuilt the car's own mechanical pump, the electric pump was never needed again. It always started right up and was very dependable.

That said, many of the diaphragm type pumps have an auto-start feature so do not need a switch. They will run only when needed. I have several of them in both 6v and 12v but likely they need new diaphragms which I am not sure are still available.

Posted on: 11/23 16:59
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Re: Electric fuel pump vs original mechanical fuel pump
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cityrenovators
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i just ordered the airtex 8016s 12v 2.5 to 4.5 psi pressure pump. i have the wiring and want the option to prime with it. i would not normally use it. my mechanical test out at 5.0 psi, could that be too high? it has the Stromberg carb

Posted on: 11/23 17:32
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Re: Electric fuel pump vs original mechanical fuel pump
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I've always fitted cat with electric, linear pump in parallel.

Last weekend it served more than just to prime line, the mech pump failed 10 miles from home. After realizing issue, drove the 38 home on the electric, without risk of pumping gas either out the mech vent near manifold or back into crankcase.

Simple safety and reliability insurance.

Posted on: 11/24 17:53
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