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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:33 pm 
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Why two pumps ?
One pump is enough.

Use a pressure gauge just before the carbs and you will know if you have the required pressure.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:39 pm 
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At first look it does not seem to make much sense unless there is a check valve in the bypass line around the second pump. If there was a check valve, the second pump would increase the pressure, but in the event of a failure of the second pump the output of the first pump would go direct to the carbs through the bypass line. If no check valve it seems that the second pump is running but just dumping any increase in pressure back to the input of the pump via the bypass line.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:43 pm 
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At what altitude are you using the engine ?
If they tuned the engine at sea level and you are at higher altitude you are running rich.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:01 pm 
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Can you ask your mechanic how and why it is hooked up this way? I doubt if any of us have ever seen it done that way. One healthy pump should be more than adequate.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:24 pm 
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I would put back the mechanical pump. mine is been in the car and working for 32 years.


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Thanks for all the suggestions.

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I'm with Tom. Put the mechanical pump back on and then mount one electric pump up near the fuel petcock. The mechanical pump will do the job and you will have the electric pump to prime the carbs or act as a backup in case the mechanical pump quits.

Because those electric pumps are not positive displacement pumps, I don't see how they could increase the pressure much by hooking the two of them up in series..... Parallel would increase the potential volume, but I can't imagine needing it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:44 pm 
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The reliable mechanical fuel pump

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:01 pm 
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Ok, I understand what you want.
You should use a switch SPDT to chose one or the other pump , if one fails you switch to the other. And your actual connection should be changed to parallel connection. What I do not know is if you will need a check valve in each pump. Do not know if those pumps have a check valve.

Or follow Wes Bender suggestion.


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Understanding that you cannot use the mechanical pump, I would place the two electric pumps in series up near the fuel petcock. Use Hugo's suggestion of a STDP switch to control them. Either pump will pull/push fuel through the other. The reason for placing them near the tank is that pumps are better at pushing fuel than sucking fuel. The mechanical pump would have had built in check valves, so you might want to mount one check valve at the outlet of the second electric pump.

(Now I guess you've got far more info than you were seeking when you first asked.........)

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Thanks for the ideas, pumps are already mounded under the tank in a good location. I have ordered the check valve . The only question now is how to do the electrical wiring to a switch neatly. I have to pull the floor board to see how it was wired. Looks like each pump is on its own circuit but not sure. The fuel regulator will mount in the back near the transmission and bolt to the place were the flexible hangers are that support lines.

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