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Thread: Can the mechanical fuel pump be left on engine, just not hooked up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkfinger View Post
    In hindsight, do you see any caveats to this approach? Did you go with the PowerSurge or the FCC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 351C Sniper View Post
    Since it only takes a few minutes to plop on a carb, it will only take a few more minutes to plop on the fuel pump.
    One would think it was that easy. It took me three days to install my Sniper EFI. I had to run a return line, modify the pressure line, fabricate bracketry to work with the Sniper throttle linkages and fabricate a new mount for my transmission TPS sensor. I even ran fresh power & ground leads to my battery, which is mounted in the rear.

    The fuel lines were the worst. I used hard aluminum lines for the pressure & return. I also fixed a bunch of stuff like a faulty brake light switch, had to fabricate that too and cleaned up some other stuff. I had to run new vacuum/boost lines as my old carb setup was very different and nothing lined up. Oh and it was raining the whole time while I was in my driveway doing this work.

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    I was being sarcastic when I said it was easy to plop a fuel pump back on. But, it might be smart to carry some commonly needed service parts for the Sniper. A few things might be a fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator, electrical tape & fuses. If any sensors fail the car should still make it to a NAPA store. Back in the old days, I carried a fuel filter and pliers because my rusty fuel tank could clog the filter at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Cabral View Post
    Oh...good info. Thanks for preventing what might have been a costly mistake.

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