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Whats the best regulator for mechanical fuel pump?
January 10 2006 at 12:30 AM
No score for this post James (Login Fairlane62)
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I have a Carter M60882 mechanical fuel pump which is rated at 120 gph at 7.5-8 psi. I was able to get by with the higher pressure while the carburetor inlet needles were new, but now they are beginning to seep past creating an intermittent rich condition.

I have 8 AN lines from the fuel cell to the pump, and currently 3/8 from the pump to the carburetor. I'm familiar with using regulators with electric fuel pumps, but what would be the best regulator to run with a mechanical fuel pump, in this application?

Thanks,
James

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Lem Evans
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69.166.129.47 I have never used the ...
No score for this post January 10 2006, 12:53 AM

M60882 carter pump . We have used the M61044 172 gpm pump on one and two carb engines with good results w/o a regulator . It is rated 6-8 psi .
If it used to work w/o the reg it still should . I'd check the float level and the needles/seats 1st .

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James
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65.255.74.49 Worked for about 2 months
No score for this post January 10 2006, 1:08 AM

Lem,

It worked for about 2 months with the new carburetor, then it sat for a month while I was out of town, now it will randomly flood, but it most typically happens after or during a full throttle run. The Carter liturature said that it should be run with a regulator, so I figured that was the problem.

Thanks,
James

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Ken 67 Wagon
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70.246.25.182 Holley regulator
No score for this post January 10 2006, 7:14 AM

I ran a standard holley on a 302 with a carter high volume pump.

The carter "street" pump was supposed to NOT need a regulator. I fought with a stumble at launch for 3 weekends then put on a fuel pressure gauge. It read 10-psi. I was suprised the car was even running. The needles and seat could hold everything except a 4000 rpm launch. No problems after installing the holley. Made me a believer in fuel preeure gauges for ANY kind of pump.

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FoMoCo
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24.11.111.122 I run
No score for this post January 10 2006, 7:28 AM

the same M61044 172 gpm pump w/o a reg and have had no proble.On cold start up my liqiud filled gage goes to 10 psi and once warm back to 7ish.

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Greg Havemann
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128.227.137.9 Liquid filled pressure gauge.
No score for this post January 10 2006, 4:14 PM

If the vent is not opened on the liquid filled gauge, it will read lower as it warms up.

Greg

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