how big a fuel pump do you need?



how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » July 25th, 2009, 11:11 am

for a decent performance engine, that many guys build, I think your generally going to find an engine used on the street having under 450 rear wheel horse power equipped, with a carburetor(S) you'll need consistent fuel flow at 5-6 psi,and 80-110gph ,Holley,G.M. PERFORMANCE, SUMMIT RACING, edelbrock makes a decent manual fuel pump that produces a rated 80- 110 gph suitable for most street cars
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-1722/overview/

the needle/seat, in a carbs float bowl,controls the fuel level by opening and closing the needle valve, in the fuel bowl, and its designed to generally can control fuel inlet pressures below 8 psi
(but generally works best at 5-6 psi)volume of flow only come into play once the needle valve opens and that relates to how quickly the floats being raised back to the point the needle seat closes
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YOU GENERALLY SET THE FLOATS TO JUST LET FUEL WET THE SITE PLUGS LOWER THREADS, BY ADJUSTING THE NEEDLE SEAT HEIGHT IN THE FLOAT BOWL
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A COUPLE HIGHER FLOW ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS
http://www.jegs.com/i/Holley/510/12-150/10002/-1 (this pump has proven to work really well in many 500hp-to-600hp carb equipped cars)

http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/1792/10002/-1 (this is overkill unless your exceeding 600hp)

VERY INTERESTING ADDITION TO THE POTENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM DESIGN
http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticles/ ... rvoir.aspx

if your looking for an EFI fuel pump this link and its sub links will be useful
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=33

LOOK AT THE CHART POSTED BELOW.
KEEP IN MIND IF YOU DECIDE TO GO FOR A CHEAPER FUEL PUMP LIKE THIS RATED AT 30 GPH,
(THE RATED FREE FLOW RATE ALWAYS EXCEEDS THE BACK-PRESSURE RESTRICTED RATE, OF FLOW IT ACTUALLY OPERATES AGAINST)
your limiting the potential power its designed too feed to under 400hp

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRT-M4530

fuel injection usually requires a 40psi plus fuel pressure, the line size and the fuel pressure regulator will have a big effect on your results, theres some threads and calculators above that will help,
generally a 110-150 gph pump and 3/8" / AN#6 lines minimum ,works fine up to about 550- maybe even 575hp, IN A FEW CASES with carbs BUT above that POWER LEVEL Id suggest a 1/2 AN#8 line
(Ive always used AN#8 and a 135 gph-150 GPH rated pump on carb equipped application's for street/strip cars")
and selecting a fuel pump that can supply at least 50% more flow than the carb or injectors can flow to compensate for the flow restrictions the filter and lines etc. provide. THERES A SET OF CALCULATIONS BELOW TO ALLOW YOU TO MATCH YOUR APPLICATION TO WHAT YOU NEED IN A FUEL PUMP FLOW RATE
now I,m sure youll find formulas that indicate you can easily get by with a 70-80 gph fuel pump on most street driven engine combos, but my experience, and that of many other muscle car owners, has shown that the rated flow and the actual fuel delivery varies due to restrictions in fuel lines and fittings on those fuel lines and inertial loads, during acceleration
I generally run hard lines for fuel supply and return, but I have run flex lines inside 3/4" emt electrical tubing inside the frame rails ,except for the last 18" between fuel pressure regulator and carb. I buy flex and or hard lines at the local hydraulic supply after I measure very carefully then have them fabricate the lines.. with the correct ends fabricated on the ends of the lines.
Ive found , running 3/4" EMT tubing which is fairly easy to bend then slipping flex line thru it to be a good system, and yes before you ask youll want to have two because youll have a RETURN LINE , but having two hard lines and skipping the flex inside the protective outer EMT, takes up less room
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http://static.summitracing.com/global/i ... a-5250.pdf
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keep in mind that thats the minimum required, a fuel system has restrictions to flow rates like filters ,fitting and internal line flow restrictions requiring you to have a slightly higher actual supply volume and pressure
I used a earlier version of this fuel pump on my last carb race car
any electric fuel pump location, should be as close to the tank and as low as possible, having the pump gravity fed from the tanks a big help because electric pumps PUSH fuel FAR more efficiently than they can draw or suck fuel, if it takes much resistance to get fuel to flow to the electric fuel pump feed its almost always going to cause some problems.

in an ideal install you'll frequently use a factory made baffled fuel cell to replace the original and use an internal mount fuel pump that allows fuel around the pump to cool the pump and provide a far more efficient fuel supply
read this thread
and use the calculator

http://2.3liter.com/Calc1.htm#FPHP

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=733&p=1030&hilit=fuel+cell#p1030

if you choose to add a weld on sump don,t cut a huge sump size hole is reduces tank structural strength, this picture suggests drilling large holes in the tank floor before welding on the sump, Ive found 3-to-5 1/2" holes rather centrally located over the sump and AN#8 fuel lines are all thats required even on an 800hp big block car
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BTW BEFORE WELDING ON A FUEL TANK WASH IT OUT WITH SOAPY WATER RINSE SEVERAL TIMES AND FILL THE TANK WITH WELDING SHIELD/inert GAS LIKE ARGON OR C02 BEFORE WELDING ON A SUMP
now many guys do find that its much cheaper to weld a sump to an existing fuel take and modify it for a larger external mount electric fuel pump


yes I know you don,t want to read the linked info and use calculators.....its mandatory if you want correct
http://www.weldonracing.com/product/64/ ... _Pump.html

answers
read thru these threads carefully

http://www.quickfueltechnology.com/tech ... l-pressure

http://www.centuryperformance.com/fueli ... g-140.html

http://web.archive.org/web/200701062316 ... 1.htm#FPHP

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=635

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=7787&p=34866&hilit=stainless+fuel+lines#p34866

http://www.knizefamily.net/minimopar/fuelsystem.html

http://www.epi-eng.com/piston_engine_te ... ciency.htm

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=7848

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=211

http://www.atlinc.com/racing.html

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=7787&p=26658#p26658

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1939

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1200

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1030

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=5149

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=7787&p=26715#p26715

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=733&hilit=fittings

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=231&p=275&hilit=+fittings#p275

http://2.3liter.com/Calc1.htm#FPHP

http://www.rceng.com/technical.aspx

http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/techa ... ewall.html

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=635&p=3063&hilit=mounting#p3063

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1860&p=4870&hilit=fuel+pump#p4870

http://www.witchhunter.com/injectorcalc1.php4

as a rough guide, and assuming your running a carb engine with the correct fittings and fuel pump etc
this is about the max hp those fuel lines can be expected to support

AN4 (5/16")=375hp
an6 (3/8")=575hp
AN8 (1/2")=850hp

if your running a return style fuel pressure regulator it depends on the instructions that come with it and the number of ports,its usually mounted AFTER the two carb inlet fuel feeds
the pump feeds the fuel log, the fuel log feeds both carb inlets and the regulator mounted on the far end of the fuel log from the fuel feed bleeds off excess pressure to the return line to the the tank.Image
BASIC CAR FUEL SYSTEM DESIGN
but on some models its mounted just before the fuel log on the port labeled "CARB" and the two other ports are labeled "feed" for the pump and "RETURN", for the return line

Assume a BSFC of 0.55 and gasoline at 6.25 lbs/gallon: BFSC Brake Specific Fuel Consumption

horse power x 0.55 = pounds of fuel burned per hour

example

600hp x .55=330lbs
330lb /6.25lbs per gallon=52.8 gallons an hour minimum fuel used.....keep in mind pumping loss thru the lines , inertial loads and heat can easily reduce actual flow rates by more than 50% so if you require 50gph your unlikely to meet demand with less than a 100-120 gph pump even with the correct line sizes
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http://www.centuryperformance.com/fueli ... ncies.html


HERES SOMETHING FAR SUPERIOR, to stock fuel filters if you need something better
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http://www.aemelectronics.com/universal ... ilter-1212

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KEY FEATURES
Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and hard anodized black
Flows up to 12.32 gpm @ 45 PSI and 2.63 gpm @ 6 PSI with -10 port fittings
Filters as low as 7 microns
Viton o-rings and gaskets ensure outstanding performance when using gasoline, alcohol or gasoline/alcohol blended fuels
End caps are machined with -10 AN female fittings with o-ring receiver groove
End caps have pressure intensifiers for greater sealing of end gaskets
2” OD x 10” length for easy mounting
Commonly available replacement filter cartridges
Laser etched with AEM logo, flow and filter replacement information

The AEM High Flow -10 AN Inline Fuel Filter is CNC machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum and Hard Anodized Black. AEM’s engineers designed this filter with the racer in mind and with the intention of maximizing flow, filtration and ease of installation. The end caps are machined with -10AN female fittings with o-ring receiver groove that allow the filter to flow up to an astonishing 12.32 gpm @ 45 PSI and 2.63 gpm @ 6 PSI. All sealing o-rings and gaskets are made of Viton for outstanding performance when using gasoline, alcohol or gasoline/alcohol blended fuels. The commonly available replacement filter cartridges filter as low as 7 microns. The standard 2” OD allows for easy mounting virtually anywhere in the vehicle.
read thru the links and sub links

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1148&p=5322&hilit=+crossfire#p5322

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3064&p=8136&hilit=renegade#p8136

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2828&p=7301&hilit=firing+order#p7301

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=773

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1401
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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » May 1st, 2010, 9:51 am


heres a chart on Holley electric fuel pumps


http://www.holley.com/data/Products/Tec ... 7914-3.pdf



lets say youve got a 450 hp sbc and your looking for a decent mechanical fuel pump, the choice is between two in your catalog , one pumps 35 gallons per hour and one pumps 80 gallons per hour, but costs a bit more, so you want to know if the smaller pump will work?

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=211&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

The average advertised weight of a gallon of premium fuel is 6.34 lb/gallon.
Brake Specific Fuel Consumption or B.S.F.C.
Brake Specific Fuel Consumption or B.S.F.C. is the amount of fuel required to produce 1 HP for 1 hour. This means that an engine with a B.S.F.C of .5 will burn 1/2 or .5 lbs of fuel to produce 1 HP for one hour. Determining exact B.S.F.C for a specific engine is complicated and requires an engine dyno.
Based on industry standards the B.S.F.C for:
Normal Aspirated Engines is .45 - .55
Supercharged Engines is .55 - .60
Turbocharged Engines is .6 - .65


need to calculate fuel required:
Target Hp * B.S.F.C. = Fuel required in lbs/hr
450 *.6 = 270 lbs/hr
Most fuel pumps flow rate is advertised in gallons per hour:
Lbs/hr / fuel weight per gallon = gal/hr
270 / 6.34 = 42.6 gal/hr
but remember pump losses, and a fuel pressure regulator and a return line fuel feed system designs flow requirements ?
well on a mechanical fuel pump that supplies about 7psi at the pump, getting more than 4-5 psi at the carb, under hard acceleration is going to be a challenge, due to flow restrictions, pumping losses, etc. youll find that the 80 gallon pump matched to a quality fuel pressure regulator,is about the minimum required, and a 100-110 gallon flow at 7 psi would be a nice option
http://www.centuryperformance.com/fuel.asp

diagrams
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if your, looking at the diagram,and asking what pressure the fuel rail feeding the carburetor is pressurized too its obviously controlled by the fuel pressure regulator just beyond it in the diagram, which is usually located near the carburetor and fuel rail, to maintain the indicated 5psi, beyond that is the return line feeding back to the fuel tank and that should be close to zero, the main feed line from pump to the first fuel pressure regulator which ideally is located on the inner front fender or firewall maintains the 8psi-12psi the fuel pump provides , keep in mind a fuel pressure regulator can only control the pressure between it and its pressurized feed source, by bleeding off pressure above the peak its set for, it has zero control past it, it only controls pressure between it and its pressure feed source ,in that diagram the first fuel pressure regulator is NOT mandatory in some applications, its the use of the secondary nitrous feed that makes it useful in the depicted application


this basic fuel system, and line size will work to over 650hp or more with the correct pump and regulator, youll want a MINIMUM of AN #6 or 3/8" fuel lines on both the feed and return lines on a 450 hp engine

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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » June 3rd, 2011, 6:42 am

http://prestoliteweb.com/Portals/0/down ... 0_5250.pdf

http://www.injectorrx.com/fpump.html

http://2.3liter.com/Calc1.htm#FPHP

http://www.autolounge.net/calculators/fuelflow.html


Electric fuel pumps SHOULD be mounted, inside the cars frame rails for protection in a crash, and ideally lower than the fuel tank if its possible, because electric fuel pumps PUSH fuel far more effectively than they PULL fuel from the tank.
even a minor restriction or the need to pull fuel from the tank to prime the pump frequently results in in far lower fuel pump life because a dry pump, gets hot and wears faster as fuel flow generally cools the pump motor.if your pump can,t get cooled it tends to wear out much faster, thats also why IN TANK FUEL PUMPS last much longer if you never let the tank get below 1/4 full. as sloshing fuel cools an intake fuel pump along with fuel flow.
in an ideal set-up that includes a sump and/or fuel cell.
mounting a fuel pump in the trunk invites fuel leaks and fires that could easily transfer rapidly into the drivers compartment
return style fuel systems tend to have fewer problems and more consistent fuel pressure for similar reasons


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READ THESE
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viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1939

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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » June 15th, 2011, 1:05 pm

"grumpyvette?
I left my walbro 255lph high pressure EFI pump in my tank, i ran 3/8" hardline to my firewall and then -6an braided line to my regulator, then have two -6an braided lines coming off regulator (each line has own port on regulator) to the carb. Then i have -6an braided hose to 3/8" hardline back to the stock tank.

Engine is a 521cuin big block ford in my 1987 formula 350. Fuel pressure is set to 7psi and has a 950 holley double pumper. Car has been running successfully for about 2 weeks now but hasnt been on the road. the 521 should make 550hp minimum and more tq by 5500rpms.

My friend says that my pump doesnt flow enough to feed 600hp, i checked the pump and the 255lph pump should flow about 60-70GPH, and i tested my pump by taking the lines off the carb and putting the gas into a bucket to measure. running through the regulator, the pump ran for 60s and pumped out about 1.5 gallons. which makes it a 90GPH pump. Now From what ive read is that 140GPH pumps are the minimum for 600hp and that a 12s car in the 1/4 will need to pump 2.5 gallons a min to support that amount of power. My motor has 10.7:1 comp and runs 93 octane.

So can someone clarify is my pump is not enough for my motor? and how much power is it capable of supporting? I figured its able to handle 800HP forced induction EFI so for carb is should be fine at 600hp?

engine has been running fine and if anything is alittle rich 12.5/13:1 A/F at idle and some throttle spikes seem fine as well, sounds healthy.


keep in mind as resistance to flow (pressure) goes up, the VOLUME tends to drop, 600hp probably doable , supporting 800hp is very unlikely, especially with an6 line size ID say darn near impossible

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1939

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=635

http://aeromotiveinc.com/wp-content/upl ... ter-NN.pdf

Assume a BSFC of 0.55 and gasoline at 6.25 lbs/gallon:

hp x 0.55 = pounds of fuel burned per hour

example

600hp x .55=330lbs
330lb /6.25lbs per gallon=52.8 gallons an hour minimum fuel used


yea thats what i calculated.

"They said that to calculate for a return style regulator pressure to reduce free flow output of the fuel pump you use the following formula. MAX HP x .17= "pump free flow"

figure 550hp x .17 = 93 GPH free flow.

SO why does everyone Think that you need a 140GPH pump for like 500hp.


because the flow loss thru most fuel systems and restrictive filters and fittings reduce EFFECTIVE FUEL DELIVERED by about 50%, and if you measure flow at operational pressure you loose maybe 20% if you need 60gph you better be using AN8 or 1/2" lines and be pushing significantly more than 60 gph to the engine.
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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » April 7th, 2012, 9:47 am

STEVE/636C2 posted this info

"Hi-Volume Mechanical Fuel Pump Testing
The following is a write-up on some fuel system tests that I performed on my 1967 542” tri-powered stock-appearing Corvette with cast iron exhaust manifolds. Back in November of 2011 I posted a thread about the car making 671 rwhp on a DynoJet chassis dyno. After reading a thread by Alan Rothman that was based on him being concerned about the fuel system on his 10 second 127+ mph ’71 Corvette, I decided to run some tests. I was concerned that my Holley 12-454-25 170 gph pump might not be up to the task.

Just for arguments sake let’s say that my motor produces 800 hp at the flywheel. When you multiply that number by a BSFC number of .45 lbs/hr(estimate) and then divide it by 6.2 lbs/gallon for gasoline you would come up with a fuel requirement of approximately 58 gph at WOT. I have heard that you should select a pump with a free flow rating that is at least twice what the motor can actually consume. This would mean that I would need a fuel pump with at least a free flow rating of 116 gph. The Holley I am using should be more than sufficient based on their published numbers. But I had to try to find out for myself.

The system I had in place at the beginning of these tests is described as follows: the 3/8” pickup at the gas tank is attached to a 3/8” ball valve which connects to the 3/8” fuel line (about 11 feet long). The fuel line connects to the inlet side of a Holley 12-454-25 170 gph mechanical fuel pump with a -8 Fragola Push-Lite fitting. Another -8 Fragola Push-Lite fitting is attached to the fuel pump outlet and from there it goes into the Tri-Power 3/8” hard line (about 3 feet long) up to the first of two fuel blocks. The 3/8" fuel lines go from the fuel blocks to the carburetor bowls. The factory sintered fuel filters are used in each carburetor bowl. No regulator is used with this fuel pump and the fuel pressure is pre-set by Holley to 7.5 psi. All hard lines are 100% stock.

I modified this somewhat to enable the testing while the motor was running – a requirement for a car with a mechanical fuel pump. I disconnected the 3/8” fuel line that leads up from the pump to the first fuel block. I attached one leg of a 3/8” ‘Y’ fitting to this line. Another leg of the ‘Y’ goes to the factory fuel block and the final leg goes via 3/8” rubber hose to a 3/8” ball valve that hangs under the car. I have this car on a 4-post hoist that connects to a DynoJet chassis dyno with all the testing going on underneath. From the ball valve I have a 6” piece of 3/8” ID hose that allows the fuel to be directed into a 1 gallon container. The ball valve gives me the on/off capability.

The first series of tests involved the Barry Grant style 1-gallon test. Essentially the BG 1 gallon test is a measurement of how much time it takes to fill a 1 gallon container with fuel as delivered to your carburetor(s). His site states that a 12 second car should fill the 1 gallon container in 35 seconds, 30 seconds for an 11 second car, and 25 seconds for a 10 second car. I ran the first 2 systems twice and the third was run 3 times. All tests were performed with the Holley 12-454-25 mechanical fuel pump. For #2 and #3 the existing fuel system up to the Holley pump was eliminated with the 12’ of hose/line coming directly out of a 5 gallon container and feeding into the Holley pump. All tests are run at 1000 rpm:

System 1: Original (as described above) fuel system = 38 seconds (95 gph)
System 2: 3/8” ID rubber gas hose appx.12’ long feeding from 5 gallon jug = 38 seconds (95 gph)
System 3: ½” ID rubber gas hose and ½”OD steel tubing from 5 gallon jug = 38 seconds (95 gph)

This was a real eye opener. This test confirmed Rick’s (540 Rat) statement to me about 3/8” OD fuel line not being a restriction. I contacted Rick with regards to this testing because of his engineering background. I would like to thank him for all of the invaluable information he provided me with. Since it took 38 seconds to fill the 1 gallon jug that equates to a flow rate of approximately 95 gph – and that is at idle. That is well over the 58 gph that my motor requires. I then ran this test at 3000 rpm and the times were identical.

I also performed a test similar to System #2 with 3/8" rubber hose and an Aeromotive 140 gph electric fuel pump that operates at 14 psi. With no regulator attached and the pump back by the 5 gallon jug, it took 25 seconds to fill the 1 gallon container which equals 144 gph. With their regulator installed at the front of the 12’ hose and set to 6.5 psi it took 35 seconds to fill the 1 gallon container which equals 103 gph. This test was run just for comparison sakes.

The next series of tests were performed as a “flowing fuel pressure” test. I use this “flow gauge” when I am setting up the nitrous on my 632 car. The device is pictured here: http://www.appliednitroustechnology....flowguage.html. It is used to set fuel pressure based on the real demands of your nitrous jetting. There is a jet that fits into the end by the gauge that is based on the jetting you are currently running. You turn on the fuel pump while the end of this device is flowing fuel into a container and you can accurately set your flowing fuel pressure. I thought this might be a good test of what is happening under WOT demands so I connected it to the end of the ball valve.

I calculated the area of each .110” needle and seat and multiplied that value by 3(Tri-Power, remember) then calculated the needed diameter to match that area as approximately .190”. I placed a .190” jet into the end of the flow gauge. I ran each of these tests multiple times with the results being very close and, unfortunately, very dismal. The fuel pressure before the flow gauge was opened up was around 7.5 psi with all three of the above outlined systems. When the flow gauge was opened up the pressure dropped on all three systems to under 1 psi. I would have to think that these numbers would be even worse when the car is making a quarter mile run.

Again I ran these tests at 3000 rpm and again the results were identical. Clearly this current fuel pump setup was not up to my expectations or requirements.

Rick had been insisting that I needed a fuel pump that provides at least 14 psi instead of the 7.5 psi that mine had. I would then need a regulator to dial it back for the carburetors. I resisted because I absolutely have to have this thing looking stock when you open the hood. A regulator up by the carburetors will not work. After the above testing results I realized I had to make some modifications. I purchased a Holley 12-704 regulator and decided to try to shim the spring in the Holley fuel pump to increase the pressure. The regulator and all the extra plumbing is hidden under the car and can not be seen from the engine compartment. While I am sure that it would be better to have the regulator closer to the carburetors it is simply not going to happen in my case.

In order to verify my next rounds of testing I installed a Racepak Ultra Dash with data acquisition capabilities. I am now able to monitor and record data from the following sensors: rpm, voltage, oil pressure, oil temperature, water temperature, fuel pressure prior to the regulator, and fuel pressure at the carburetor bowl.

I disassembled the pump and machined 3 spacers (.100”, .150”, .200”) that would allow me to shim the pressure spring. Using a valve spring tester I recorded the spring pressure at two different spring heights for the spring with no shims and for the spring with each of the 3 different sizes. I wasn’t sure what thickness of shim I could get away with without risking damage to the pump so I decided to install the .150” first. While the pump was disassembled I also internally ported the inlet and outlet housings hoping to increase the flow a little.

These changes resulted in a fuel pressure prior to the regulator of 10.5 psi with fuel pressure at the carburetor bowl adjusted to 6.0 psi. I wanted at least 14.0 psi prior to the regulator. Since this .150” shim only increased the pressure by 3.0 psi, I didn’t want to spend any more time testing the other shims. At this point I decided to eliminate the idea of using shims and ordered Holley’s high pressure spring assembly.

Once this diaphragm assembly arrived I installed it in the pump and was rewarded with much higher fuel pressure. At 900 rpm the fuel pressure prior to the regulator was 16.0 psi while the fuel pressure at the carburetor bowl was adjusted to 6.5 psi. At 2000 rpm the fuel pressure prior to the regulator jumped to 17.0 psi while the fuel pressure at the carburetor bowl remained at 6.5 psi. Now I felt I was getting somewhere.

I ran the BG 1 gallon tests with the motor at 900 rpm and at 2000 rpm. I also decided to run the BG 1 gallon test with the flowing fuel pressure assembly attached – a test I had never tried before. Attaching that flowing fuel pressure assembly to the end of the hose would cause a significant restriction and should result in a longer time to fill the 1 gallon container. The following is a summary of the results:

.................................................. ...............................900 rpm……………...2000 rpm
BG test with 6" of -6AN hose after ball valve:.....45sec / 80 gph............34sec / 106 gph
BG test with .190" jet after ball valve:..................50sec / 72 gph...........37sec / 97 gph

Again, I was very happy with these results. At 2000 rpm the time to fill the 1 gallon container was now the same as the electric pump. When the .190” jet was added to the equation it only took 3 seconds more to fill that same 1 gallon container. This time increasing the rpm had a definite and positive impact.

The final set of tests were based on the flowing fuel pressure assembly. The following are the results :

.................................... 900 rpm....... 2000 rpm
Pressure after pump:.....4.5 psi.............5.5 psi
Pressure at carb bowl:...2.0 psi.............3.5 psi

The increase in rpm again had a positive effect especially on the pressure at the carburetor bowl.

Do these tests have any real-world validity? I sure hope so but the final proof will come when I take the car out to the drag strip.

Steve "
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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » October 14th, 2012, 9:22 am

IF YOU HAVE A GOOD DEAL OF SPARE CASH, AND YOUR DEAD SET ON A MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP, holley sells 170 GPG and 200 GPH pumps but they are darn expensive and ALL OF THEM require a return style fuel pressure regulator and AN # 8 lines
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hly-1 ... /overview/
this holley pump has the AN#8 size ports

http://holley.com/data/Products/Technic ... -1rev1.pdf
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one factor I see guys ignore at times is when a in tank fuel pump goes bad, guys read the instructions about dropping the fuel tank to get access to the in tank fuel pump to replace it, which in some cars makes the replacement procedure a HUGE P.I.T.A. and start thinking ,...hey Ill just tap into the fuel line and install one of the outside mount electric fuel pumps and avoid all that work, FORGETTING that the defective in tank fuel pumps going to significantly restrict fuel flow, as its still in the fuel line in the tank

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HLY-12-327-25/

the AN#8 or 1/2" inside diam. fuel lines and a decent fuel cell would be required along with the correct fuel pressure regulator to use these pumps, remember you can calculate the size fuel pump required, but the pump, used to feed the system and return lines the tank or fuel cell design and the fittings used the length of the lines ,will all effect the flow rates youll get
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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » September 5th, 2013, 9:30 am

I helped sort out a tuning issue on a friends chevelle yesterday ,the problem was that he assumed that he knew what was going on in his engine but failed to actually do any testing. his car had a symptom that should have raised a few mental red flags, yet he ignored the rather obvious evidence and assumed he knew the cause without testing.
Heres what happened,
he had a 350hp 396 bbc in a 1967 chevelle that he had recently rebuilt with a rather radical flat tappet cam, a new EDELBROCK rpm oval port intake and a 780 cfm carb, new higher compression pistons, and a new off brand, import manual fuel pump he got from a local auto parts store. on hard acceleration the car would start blowing black smoke out the exhaust, which obviously indicates a rich fuel/air ratio, but if you hooked a fuel pressure gauge to the carbs fuel inlet line with a tee under the hood and revved the engine the pressure didn,t seem to jump much. and the fuel level in the carb seemed to stay consistent and not flood.
he was not running a fuel pressure regulator with a return line, just a fuel line to the pump on the block from the rear fuel tank, and a line from the pump to the carb inlet port, with a small fuel filter mounted next to the carb.
I convinced him to mount a test gauge on the carb inlet port after extending a 6 ft section of fuel line so the gauge could be observed from the pass seat,with a passenger watching it while he ran thru the gears,while the car was under acceleration, as a test, what we found was that the pressure started out at about 6psi but under hard acceleration, it slowly climbed to 11 psi, but dropped rapidly if the engine rpms dropped.
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-250022-1
IT looked very similar to this fuel pump
I convinced him to add a return style fuel pressure regulator and return line to the car, as a test, but because he was very reluctant to run the return line back into the fuel tank,or spend the cash on a fuel pressure regulator until he was sure that would cure the problem, we ran the spare return style fuel pressure regulator I had on the shop shelf, to a 3/8" barb brass tee fitting mounted on the inlet side of the pump, from the return style fuel pressure regulator we temporarily mounted on his pass side fender skirt, just to test the idea, that adding it would cure his problem.
and yes it did! BTW this is not that common in my experience, in fact Ive seen several manual fuel pumps that failed to pump enough fuel at higher rpms that cause an engine to starve for fuel or go lean, rather than build to much pressure, but the key here is taking the time to test and verify whats going on rather than guessing.
and yes once I proved the problem and its cure hes ordered the fuel pressure regulator and fuel lines and fittings so hes going to do the modifications required as soon as the parts needed arrive

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fuel pressure and fuel flow volume are two totally different factors
the needle/seat, in a carbs float bowl,controls the fuel level by opening and closing the needle valve, in the fuel bowl, and its designed to and generally can control fuel inlet pressures below 8 psi, the manual fuel pumps designed to supply a constant 6-8 psi in most cases
(but generally works best at 5-6 psi)volume of flow only come into play once the needle valve opens and that relates to how quickly the floats being raised back to the point the needle seat closes
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YOU GENERALLY SET THE FLOATS TO JUST LET FUEL WET THE SITE PLUGS LOWER THREADS, BY ADJUSTING THE NEEDLE SEAT HEIGHT IN THE FLOAT BOWL
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AGAIN PRESSURE AND FLOW RATE ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT FACTORS

the normal manual fuel pump supplys a fuel pressure at the carb inlet port that can and probably does vary from 6-8 psi, the carbs needle valve will allow fuel to flow into the fuel bowl when the fuel level drops enough to allow the needle valve too open, the potential flow volume has little effect on the carb AS LONG AS ITS SUFFICIENT to keep up with demand and supply the carb with more than enough fuel to allow the floats to shut the needle valve when the carbs fuel bowls fill, having a surplus potential flow volume hurts nothing as long as the pressure can,t over come the floats weight ant push open the needle valve, having LESS than the required flow volume when the fuel bowl float is allowing the needle valve too fully open results in a lean miss fire at higher rpms
yes there ARE some aftermarket manual fuel pumps that produce 15 psi that will flood a carb, without a fuel pressure regulator with a return line design, in use.
you might want to read thru these links and sub links, for related info , each link might be useful

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=5365&p=16067#p16067

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=9652

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=635&p=12710#p12710

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=6105&p=18854#p18854

viewtopic.php?f=80&t=8505&p=29830&hilit=+fuel+vinyl+clear#p29830

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=211

http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/techa ... ewall.html

http://www.aa1car.com/library/fuel_pump_mechanical.htm

allen wrote: grumpy my original mechanical fuel pump failed on my chevelle, so I removed it, screwed on a block off plate and added a carter electric fuel pump I had sitting on the shelf that looks like this one
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crt-p74029/overview/
the car runs fine until you accelerate hard, then it breaks up once it hits 2 gear , that to me indicated its running out of fuel, do I need a performance fuel pump rated at 110gph or one rated at 130gph, as I have zero idea what the original mechanical pump was rated at?


theres a great deal of info in the links below, the problem many guys have is in not understanding that they need a return style fuel pressure regulator a decent filter and adequate line sizes once they start boosting power levels well past the original rated power.
a fuel pump might be rated at 110-gph or 130 gph but once you start restricting the intake and exit ports there's a very noticeable drop in the actual effective flow rate, a 130 gallon per hour pump will be needed to flow 55-75 gph, actually reaching the carburetor inlet port,thats required in many cases, once the restrictions and inertial loads in the fuel lines, and filter etc. are calculated, and a return style fuel pressure regulator makes the system pressure and volume far more consistent and dependable, a 3/8" line size is usually adequate up to about 525hp, once you go past that Id strongly advise swapping to 1/2" or AN#8 line size but remember the weak link in the chain, concept, it does you zero good to have 1/2" lines if the interior openings in the adapters, you use on the lines or filter or fuel pump, etc. or the fuel line exiting the fuel tank is a 3/8" or smaller size. and installing a fuel filter that has 3/8" in and out lines thats rated at lets say 60 gph is certainly going to restrict flow regardless of the fuel pump used. I see guys that spend decent cash on a 130 gph fuel pump who then install crappy fuel filters like these, (pictured below) that were never designed for a performance application or hook up a performance engine, they expect to produce 500 plus hp, they built, to the original 5/16" or 3/8" internal fuel line from the tank
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only to experience fuel starvation issues , who act clueless as to the potential cause.
if you expect to maintain a solid 500hp or higher engine output level, your going to find that a 3/8" stock fuel line, fuel filter,fuel tank lines and strainer sock assembly is very likely to cause fuel starvation issues under sustained fuel demands at that power level, your also very likely to find the stock fuel pump , won,t keep up with demand

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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrg-9748/overview/
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g1512/overview/
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you will be amazed at what youll learn reading links[/b]

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1939

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=5365&p=16067&hilit=inside+fuel+pump#p16067

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=211

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=635
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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » August 6th, 2014, 7:19 am

http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/1792/10002/-1
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look at the chart above ,related to an edelbrock electric fuel pump, while that particular pump may not be what youll be using all electric pumps will be some what similar in that fuel volume and pressure output varies with current draw,and the stock alternator in most cars is semi ,marginal at supplying the required current under some conditions.
swapping from a stock 105 amp alternator to an aftermarket 180 amp-200 amp alternator has consistently made a noticeable difference in cooling fan speed and at times fuel pressure.
it should be rather obvious that as the alternator current produced increases theres a potential for the the cars fuel pump output to increase ,especially if the current battery or alternator is marginal under full loads
one factor I seldom see being mentioned is that the alternator output in amps and volts has a very measurable effect on the cars electrical cooling fans, and electric fuel pump pressure delivered to the engines fuel rail, or carburetor inlet, especially if you don,t have a dependable return line style fuel pressure regulator and a fuel pump that easily provides more than enough pressure and volume of fuel at the minimum volts and amps the cars alternator and charging system provides.
Ive repeatedly seen the cooling fans run more efficiently and the ignitions run more consistently with a larger amp rated alternator.

http://www.dbelectrical.com/c-4913-200-amp.aspx
Couple formulas:
Power(Watts(equipment rating))=Volts x Amps
Amps= Watts divided by Volts
Volts= Watts divided by Amps

READ THE SUB LINKS
http://www.enginebuildermag.com/1998/03 ... nt-output/

http://www.highoutputalternator.com/Tec ... ulator.htm

http://jgdarden.com/batteryfaq/carfaq5.htm

check your alternator's current easily ,as its output-can be verified and tested, many auto electrical places and some like Autozone will load-test your battery and alternator for free with a heavy tester.

oil cooler fans
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=10514&p=44478&hilit=corvette+alternator#p44478

head lights
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=160&p=39154&hilit=corvette+alternator#p39154

radiator cooling fans
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3954&p=27005&hilit=corvette+alternator#p27005

alternator
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=6961&p=22863&hilit=corvette+alternator#p22863

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3222&p=8575&hilit=test+alternator#p8575
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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby philly » August 6th, 2014, 8:39 am

just want to add that the AEM fuel filter above is actually a wix filter, part no 24003

WIX-24003.jpg


http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WIX-24003/

and napa sells the same filter for 66 bucks, napa gold 4003. the aem is between 65-119 dollars depending on the source, but summit has the original wix for 45.
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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » October 12th, 2014, 5:50 pm

87vette70TA wrote:Fuel Pumps
All fuel pumps are listed in horse power rating from least to greatest.

  • http://www.weldonracing.com/product/8-6 ... et%29.html"]A2007-A High Pressure (-8 inlet & outlet)
    Maximum HP: Internal Pressure Relief Valve
    GPH/PSI Range: 75-100 GPH/0-70 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder see part # A2005-A, D2032-A 2015 Series
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/9-6/A2011-A__Low_Pressure_%28-8_inlet___outlet%29.html"]A2011-A Low Pressure (-8 inlet & outlet)
    Maximum HP: 600 hp Carb
    GPH/PSI Range: 95-100 GPH/0-5 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder see part # A2005-A, D2033-A or 2015 Series
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/6-6/A2005-A_%28-8_inlet___outlet%29.html"]A2005-A (-8 inlet & outlet)
    Maximum HP: 650 hp Inj/800 Carb
    GPH/PSI Range: 65-90 GPH/ 0-90 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max Hp limit and/or you are considering a power adder, see 2015 series
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/10-6/D2015-A_%28-8_inlet___outlet%29.html"]D2015-A (-8 inlet & outlet)
    Maximum HP: 1000 hp Inj/1050 hp Carb
    GPH/PSI Range: 85-115 GPH/0-160 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder see 2025 Series
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/11-6/DB2015-A_%28-12_inlet_and_-10_outlet%29.html"]DB2015-A (-12 inlet and -10 outlet)
    Maximum HP: 1000 hp Inj/1050 hp Carb
    GPH/PSI Range: 85-115 GPH/0-160 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder see 2025 Series
  • [url="http://www.weldonracing.com/product/17-6/D2033-A_%28-8_inlet___outlet%29.html"]D2033-A (-8 inlet & outlet)[/url]
    Maximum HP: 1400 hp Inj/1600 hp carb
    GPH/PSI Range: 180-190 GPH / 0-10 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder, See Part # 2345-A
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/16-6/D2032-A_%28-8_inlet___outlet%29.html"]D2032-A (-8 inlet & outlet)
    Maximum HP: Internal Pressure Relief Valve
    GPH/PSI Range: 140-180 GPH / 0-70 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder, See Part # 2345-A
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/18-6/D2025-_A__%28-8_inlet___outlet%29.html"]D2025- A (-8 inlet & outlet)
    Maximum HP: 1400 hp Inj/1600 hp Carb
    GPH/PSI Range: 140-180 GPH / 0-80 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder, see Part # D2035-A or 2345-A
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/19-6/DB2025-A_%28-12_Inlet_and_-10_Outlet%29.html"]DB2025-A (-12 Inlet and -10 Outlet)
    Maximum HP: 1400 hp Inj/1600 hp Carb
    GPH/PSI Range: 140-180 GPH / 0-80 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder, see Part # D2035-A or 2345-A
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/1-6/D2035-A_%28-12_inlet_and_-10_outlet%29.html"]D2035-A (-12 inlet and -10 outlet)
    Maximum HP: 1800 hp @ 14V, EFI and Carb engines
    GPH/PSI Range: 180-210 GPH/0-80 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a larger power adder, see Part # 2345-A

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87vette70TA wrote:Fuel Pumps All fuel pumps are listed in horse power rating from least to greatest.

  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/20-6/2345-A__%28-12_inlet_and_-10_outlet%29.html"]2345-A (-12 inlet and -10 outlet)
    Maximum Horsepower
    2000 hp @ 14 VDC EFI (1000 hp on Methanol)
    2400 hp @ 16.5 VDC EFI(1200 hp on Methanol)
    GPH/PSI Range: 200-250 GPH/0-75 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max Hp limit and/or you are considering power adder, see part# 34706 or 34712 Mechanical Pump
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/21-6/B2311-A__%28-12_inlet_-10_outlet%29.html"]B2311-A (-12 inlet -10 outlet)
    Maximum Horsepower:3200 hp @ 14 V (1600 on Methanol)
    GPH/PSI Range: 340-370 GPH/0-30 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max Hp limit and/or you are considering power adder, see part # 34704, 34706 or 34712. If converting to Fuel Injection please see part # 2345-A or Weldon's Mechanical Pumps -- 34704, 34706 or 34712
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/26-6/TC250-100%2C__2.5%22_Band_Clamp.html"]TC250-100, 2.5" Band Clamp
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/28-6/34704__4%2B_GPM_Mechanical_Fuel_Pump.html"]34704 4+ GPM Mechanical Fuel Pump
    1.25 GPM, 13 PSI at 1000 RPM up to 4.8 GPM, 100 PSI at 4000 RPM, up to 2400 HP on racing fuel / 1100 HP on methanol[B]
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/31-6/34706__6%2B_GPM_Mechanical_Fuel_Pump.html"]34706 6+ GPM Mechanical Fuel Pump
    [B]1.75 GPM, 13 PSI at 1000 RPM up to 6.8 GPM, 100 PSI at 4000 RPM, up to 3600 HP on racing fuel / 1800 HP on methanol[B]
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/32-6/34712__12%2B_GPM_Mechanical_Fuel_Pump.html"]34712 12+ GPM Mechanical Fuel Pump
    [B]3.15 GPM, 13 PSI at 1000 RPM up to 12.45 GPM, 100 PSI at 4000 RPM, up to 6000 HP on racing fuel / 3000 HP on methanol[B]
  • http://www.weldonracing.com/product/23- ... oller.html"]14000 Fuel Pump Controller
    [B]Input: 12-16 Volts
    Amps: Up to 28 Amps
    Controller allows you to toggle between controlled and full speed
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/76-6/%22NEW%22_From_Weldon_--_Sportsman_Fuel_Pump.html"]"NEW" From Weldon -- Sportsman Fuel Pump
    Maximum HP: 1200+ hp Carburetted
    GPH/PSI Range: 150 GPH @ 28 PSI
    Considerations: If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder, See Part # D2035-A or B2311-A [/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]

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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby grumpyvette » October 12th, 2014, 5:59 pm

87vette70TA wrote:
As you can see, Aeromotive is a Joke compared to a WELDON.

DB2015-A (-12 inlet and -10 outlet) This pump is ideal for Hi-performance Street/Strip Cars.

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  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/%7Eweldonracing/ul-pdfs/39-2015%20Series.pdf"]Performance Chart, GPH, PSI, Amps
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/%7Eweldonracing/ul-pdfs/40-D+DB2015.pdf"]Dimensional Drawing
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  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/48/100_Micron_Stainless_Filter_Assembly.html"]100 Micron Stainless Filter Assembly
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/63/A2046_4_Port_Blocking_Regulator.html"]A2046 4 Port Blocking Regulator
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/13/A2040_Series%2C_Bypass_Regulator.html"]A2040 Series, Bypass Regulator
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/23/14000_Fuel_Pump_Controller.html"]14000 Fuel Pump Controller
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/46/40_Micron_Cellulous_Filter_Assembly.html"]40 Micron Cellulous Filter Assembly
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/25/EFI_and_Carbureted_Filter_Assembly.html"]EFI and Carbureted Filter Assembly
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/19/DB2025-A_%28-12_Inlet_and_-10_Outlet%29.html"]DB2025-A (-12 Inlet and -10 Outlet)
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/49/10_Micron_Cellulose_Filter_Assembly.html"]10 Micron Cellulose Filter Assembly
  • "http://www.weldonracing.com/product/62/8850-10A___12V_Replacement_Motor.html"]8850-10A / 12V Replacement Motor
Maximum HP:
1000 hp @ 14V EFI (500 hp on Methanol)
1050 hp @14V carb (525 hp on Methanol)
GPH/PSI Range:
85-115 GPH / 0-160 PSI

Consideration:
If your actual horsepower is close to the Max HP limit and/or you are considering a power adder, see 2025 Series

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"http://www.weldonracing.com/product.phtml?p=76"]"NEW" From Weldon -- Sportsman Fuel Pump

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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby philly » January 16th, 2015, 12:43 am

thought i would drop this in here... considering a setup similar to this for the ls motor...

http://www.t1racedevelopment.com/brand/ ... -044-combo

044 combo TN.JPG



dual bosch 044's and these guys make a neat little manifold for them... however the manifold outlet is only a -6 so i think ill skip the manifold and use a -8 -8 -8 Y connection to run the supply line to one of the above mentioned WIX filters.

the filter is 3/4" NPT in and out so a couple adapers will be required to put that big sucker in line but i imagine itll work real good since its rated to 12 gpm of flow and both those pumps combined flow about 4 gallons per minute. it should handle the flow just fine. if i was going road racing i would consider this setup also in the trick bracket but probably use a surge tank in series instead of running them parallel... an alternative to the sump
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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby Indycars » January 16th, 2015, 8:06 am


Where is the inlet, are they in tank pumps?

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Re: how big a fuel pump do you need?

Postby philly » January 16th, 2015, 12:14 pm

the inlets are on the flip side of the pumps, and these are external, however i think bosch and walbro make good in tank pumps, that isnt gonna work in my application
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