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post #1 of 10 Old 12-07-2019, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Best Choices In Fuel Pump for 4.2L

I posted about my apparent fuel pump failure in What Did You Do...

Who has favorite brands of mechanical pumps? I think Chris or someone posted his top choice once.

Or any recommendations for good inline electric pumps for carbed engines?

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Napa has selectric one for like $15.
5 psi iirc?
Buy two if you know what I mean.

[size=“3”]Shackles & D-rings are different things.
Cranking IS turning over
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Napa has selectric one for like $15.
5 psi iirc?
Buy two if you know what I mean.
Fishadventure, do you, or have you run an electric pump with a carb. I'm still looking for experienced opinions on both types.

Last night some searching turned up pretty good ratings for several Holley electric pumps for carbs. Even some fairly low priced ones.

I'm still on the fence about which way to go. I see two advantages to electric - run it through a mislabeled switch in the vacant spot in the dash as a form of theft deterrent; and having it switchable allowing for priming the carb float bowl if it should get empty from sitting too long as in the past.

The advantages to mechanical are that they are tried and true, and plug and play with existing fuel lines.
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Carter is the factory original brand IIRC. Looks like there are some available on Ebay.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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Thanks. I was thinking someone had posted about sticking with Carter pumps.
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Fishadventure, do you, or have you run an electric pump with a carb. I'm still looking for experienced opinions on both types...
Not since my aircooled VW years. Mr Gasket or EMPI back then.

Well actually I guess I have now that I’m typing. Was involved with a carb’d 20HP lawn tractor this past summer. Used the Napa one. Used same on an old flathead continental 6 cylinder fork truck last summer as well.
Both worked fine.

[size=“3”]Shackles & D-rings are different things.
Cranking IS turning over
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Carter if mechanical. They were the original AMC supplier.
If inline electric, Walbro... WITH an inertia switch.

So many people just hook up an electric, without a safety switch. That's a no-no in my book.
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Carter if mechanical. They were the original AMC supplier.
If inline electric, Walbro... WITH an inertia switch.

So many people just hook up an electric, without a safety switch. That's a no-no in my book.
I want to die normally in a nursing home on morphine like everyone else. Not in a fiery inferno.
Damn good advice.

As I previously stated. It looks like the carters are available on Ebay. They may or not be counterfeit. A Mechanical replacement is so much easier than installing an inline electric. Soooo much easier.

If going to electric you have to factor your time and modifications. Where to mount your electric, the PROPER LINE MODIFICATIONS AND MOUNTINGS AT THAT PLACE TO MAKE IT SAFE. A lot of peoples cut a fuel line and put a rubber hose and BS clamp over the end of it is unsafe IMO. You need proper fuel hose, I will only use injection type clamps, (infact, all rubber hose connections on my 87 have been upgraded to injection type hose and clamps) and the ends of lines that are modified need to have at least a single flair to give the clamp and hose preventative measures to not just blow off or pull off. This is fuel. Fuel causes fires.

I have seen too many electric pumps throughout the years that are not mounted safely. Everything from zip ties to just hanging on the wiring and rubber hoses, butt connectors, etc. It needs to be done with professionalism to be reliable. JS.

You have to factor in the cost of proper wiring, relay, fuse protection, connectors, etc.

I am not saying that electric fuel pumps are bad. They just need to be done correctly and cost wise both parts and labor maybe more than you are considering.
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If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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A good filter is essential for an electric pump, typically also the ones designed for carb'd engines need to be at or below fuel level. The ones designed for carb'd engines are low pressure, but still observe good safety procedures

On the plus side, it's great to have fuel to the carb even before you crank the engine, especially in the cold.
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I think I'm going to go with a Carter mechanical pump. Rock Auto has them for a good price. I'll check locally today first. Thanks for all the info.

Edit: none of the local parts houses carry Carter, so Rock Auto got the order. Of course with the cheapest shipping it arrives Friday the 13th.
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