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Author Topic:   Best mach. fuel pump?
Pa FastBoys
posted December 24, 2003 04:06 PM           
Whats everyones thoughts on the best mech. fuel pump for alky?...and where can you get the best price on it?..thanks

Racer X
posted December 25, 2003 07:58 AM
We ran the Edelbrock alky pump and that thing costed me at least two wins this year.It doesn't maintain a good fuel pressure at high RPMs. I would recamend a belt pump if you can run one, if not Day Motorsports sells one from Pro Cam from what I was told it seems to hold up real good. Check it out! Let meknow what you think.

posted December 25, 2003 08:04 PM
Most mechanical pump failures are caused by pump pushrod float at high RPM's.This causes erratic fuel pressure,diaphram failer and pump arm or spring breakage.The light weight pushrod will extend the pump life and should cure the above problems.

posted December 26, 2003 10:57 AM
If you have to run a mechanical I have had the best luck with the Pro Cams. They also offer a rebuild service rather than buying new pumps. I had absolutely no luck with the Edelbrocks.

But I agree that a belt drive would be the best way to go if the rules and your budget allow.

posted December 27, 2003 01:06 AM
Pro/Cam is the bomb-diggity... they make a 7psi job too that doesn't require a pain in the **** reg & return.

posted January 03, 2004 04:33 PM
How little pressure are you able to get away with and still not hurt anything? I was always told 9 lb was target? Your thoughts.....

posted January 03, 2004 04:59 PM
i have ran pro cams for a long time, they are ok, i now have a "rons" belt drive pump. i believe i burned a few motors due to lack of fuel. the pumps are great when they work, i have had about 2 failures per year at around 115.00 for the pumps alone, not counting engine damage, i believe that the 500.00 investment in a belt drive system is the only way to go.