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post #1 of 4 Old 03-09-2019, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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JEEP PROJECT: Fuel setup

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So, I have built a Jeep over the past 2 years... unfortunately I had to take about 8 month break (health). I recently looked into my fuel setup and was wondering if someone can explain it to me.

Chevy 350 ... I have the original Jeep TJ gas tank (2001). I was told I can use this, but I need to replace the pump with a hose? I'm confused on this... my engine has all stock parts from '78 camaro (everything rebuilt) so it has a mechanical pump.

I've searched this on this website and others... Can someone help me with this?

should I block the mechanical pump... and just install an external - fuel filter - reg- carb? I was told to stick with the mechanical pump because they are more durable and easy to replace if needed.

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-09-2019, 12:46 PM
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The fuel pump in the tank will over power the float bowl style carb unless you build a return loop. The Jeep should have the lines already. If you stay with the mechanical pump, your tracking the tank down and finding a way to remove the fuel pump and add a pickup strainer.
Leaving the TJ pump and plumbing the lines is easier.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-10-2019, 11:58 AM
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The fuel pump in the tank will over power the float bowl style carb unless you build a return loop.
You need to regulate the pressure down also. Keep the oe pump IF it has enough output to feed the V8 and get a bypass regulator. Then you won't have to worry about vapor lock.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-11-2019, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks for the advice. Right now the body is off I’m finishing up lines/suspension.

I’ll just remove the mechanical pump and block it. I’ll try to run the original Jeep pump... I was told on another forum I’ll have to install an external pump to the regulator to the carb.

But I have somewhere to start so I appreciate the info.
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