<VV> Electric fuel pump

Bill Elliott corvair at fnader.com
Mon Dec 17 11:39:32 EST 2007

That's unfortunate because the system (while expensive) was the best 
electric solution on the market IMO. Glad I have one "laid back" for my 
turbo 140...


ricknorris at suddenlink.net wrote:

>Seth and others,
>I recently talked to Dave at The Source to order an intank pump and he told me he didn't have any in stock and was not sure he would again. He said the demand was underwhelming.
>Rick Norris
>>You will get a bunch of suggestions. The system I like best, if you are  
>>using regular carburetors, is the in-tank pump kit sold by "The Source" I  
>>believe. I think Lew Rishel was building them. They added a low-pressure in-tank  
>>pump and mounted it on the sending unit support inside the tank, adding a  
>>pass-through to feed it power through the sender - so no additional tank  
>>penetrations are needed. It is a clean set-up and, since the pump runs submerged  in 
>>fuel, it should be quieter than an external mount. The surrounding fuel acts  as 
>>a cooler for the motor in the pump, so don't run the car out of gas or the  
>>pump might be damaged. There are additional items needed for a regular street  
>>installation, notably a method of controlling the pump power if the oil 
>>pressure  drops - (due to the engine stalling or quitting). There are replacement 
>>cut-off  oil pressure switches (Vega) which will help. On most installations on  
>>frequently driven cars, the pump will come on after the car starts and the oil 
>> pressure comes up. That is usually fine. If the cars sits a bunch and the 
>>carbs  are dry, you might have to bypass the cut-off to get fuel to start up. 
>>Under no  circumstances should you mount an electric pump in the engine 
>>compartment. They  are much better "pushers" than pullers, and the lower the mount, 
>>the better.  Also remember that with a pump added in or near the tank, your fuel 
>>system  is now pressurized and subject to gas leaks. Check all hoses and 
>>clamps! Seth  Emerson

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