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    Well my fuel pump is dead. I cleaned out the fuel lines and still nothing. The pump still hums but no gas.

    I was looking at a

    Carter P60430 In-Line Electric Fuel Pump

    Was going to look for somewhere near the tank to install it. Current pump is near the firewall. How do folks run the power? from the engine bay back to the pump along the undercarriage or through the cabin? 6V power or 12V?

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    Yeah, you could put a Korean War era Carter pump in and many people like their simplicity of mounting and wiring, which enables them to carry a spare pump in their car and fairly easily replace the pump on the side of the road.

    Personally, I've never had a low pressure pump fail on me, so I can't speak about pump longevity. All I can say is that Posi-Flow diaphragm-style pumps make an annoying clicking sound. Carter's make a slightly less annoying buzzing sound. And the red Edelbrock pumps I now prefer have the least amount of annoying noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfj View Post
    Well my fuel pump is dead. I cleaned out the fuel lines and still nothing. The pump still hums but no gas.

    I was looking at a

    Carter P60430 In-Line Electric Fuel Pump

    Was going to look for somewhere near the tank to install it. Current pump is near the firewall. How do folks run the power? from the engine bay back to the pump along the undercarriage or through the cabin? 6V power or 12V?

    Thanks
    I moved your thread to the "Fuel Pumps" Forum.

    After 100 posts and 8 months, it might be time to do a search before you start a new thread. At the top of each Forum section, there are often highly relevant threads "stuck" there for members to read, saving the trouble of even searching. The top two in this Forum are both about electric fuel pumps.
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    Here is what I did, may not be the "right"way to do it, but I have never had any problems. I put a fuel line rubber hose about 10 inches in length, and connected it to the gas tank. Then on the other end, I figured where the fuel pump should be and put the necessary bolts to hold it in place. Connected the remainder of the hose forward, then to the passengers side to connect to the carb. The wiring only requires an ignition 12 volt circuit. This runs between from the fuse box to an inertia switch, The other wire is the ground and is connected to one of the bolts holding the fuel pump in place. The 12 volt hot ignition wire is run through an inertia switch, so if you ever get in an accident the fuel pump will be shut off, lessening the chance of a fire. Think of the inertia switch as the lead 12 volt ignition wire. So the ignition wire connects to the inertia switch and the second pole on the inertia switch goes to the fuel pump.

    Hope that helps.

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    Do you have a picture of how you bolted the pump up? I am concerned about bolting through in the area near the tank outlet. I don't want to puncture anything important like the tank.

    I was thinking about a bonded on standoff like we use in aerospace to attach the P clamp to. Right now it is just hung from the 1st fuel line hanger that is welded to the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfj View Post
    Do you have a picture of how you bolted the pump up? I am concerned about bolting through in the area near the tank outlet. I don't want to puncture anything important like the tank.

    I was thinking about a bonded on standoff like we use in aerospace to attach the P clamp to. Right now it is just hung from the 1st fuel line hanger that is welded to the body.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dgBpYIx1Ok This is how to mount it. HTH. Jarrell
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    Thanks Jarrell that was a good video. Do you know who the person was that created that video? Was that a member of this forum? He did a good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpre View Post
    Thanks Jarrell that was a good video. Do you know who the person was that created that video? Was that a member of this forum? He did a good job.
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    It was me thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    It was me thanks!
    Plus he has several more on youtube.com, check them out. Kyler Norman. Jarrell
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    Thanks, how much space is between the metal where the vertical screw is installed and the tank? My worry is that the fastener goes up and into the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfj View Post
    Thanks, how much space is between the metal where the vertical screw is installed and the tank? My worry is that the fastener goes up and into the tank.

    Patrick
    To be honest, I don't really know. If you watch the video, you can see how Kyler mounted his. I did the same thing to mine about 2003 and never had a problem. There is enough space, trust us, don't use some long self tapping screw, just the one that came with the kit. If you haven't had to pull the fuel tank consider yourself lucky. That is a whole other story and not very fun. Jarrell
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    Thanks Kyler and Jarrell. I should have known it was Kyler.
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    Don't forget the inertia switch. You may never need it, but if a fire starts in you car, an inertia switch stops the fuel pump from running and making a bad situation worse. I was burned over 17% of my body, mostly on my legs. I was out of work for 12 weeks recovering from the burns. You cannot imagine the pain involved. So I have become a believer of inertia switches, I also changed my burning tumbleweeds, I use diesel now, gas is just too unpredictable. If you have an electric fuel pump, you also need and inertia switch. Please don't get burned in an accident that you had no control over.

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