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Fuel pump
Posted by: Monzaman356 ()
Date: January 13, 2023 04:45PM

Hello guys, I was wondering if anybody knows any good cheap electric fuel pumps (preferably under 40 bucks) that would work on my 120 horse 64 Monza?

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 13, 2023 05:35PM


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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Monzaman356 ()
Date: January 13, 2023 06:18PM

Thank you, do you also know a good filter for the pump?

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 13, 2023 08:39PM

WIX 33032 aka NAPA 3032 is a good 5/16" inlet and outlet for rubber hoses.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Winsamfarm ()
Date: January 14, 2023 01:35PM

These kits often come with a filter. I have just bought the same Facet here in New Zealand for my 66 Monza and it comes with the filter.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: January 14, 2023 05:43PM

Hi monzaman, does your 120 hp engine have anything to do with your fuel being fed to the engine in liters instead of gallons ? LOL. I don't recall ever seeing a 120 hp model. just 80 84, 95, 98, 102,& 110 hp ratings.

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 14, 2023 05:51PM

Monzaman356 is located in the states. (Gallons)
Winsamfarm is in NZ. (Liters)

We've chatted via PM since this was posted, and Monzaman actually has a 110, as you probably already guessed.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Monzaman356 ()
Date: January 15, 2023 01:53PM

I give up on the electrical pump, not gonna buy a bunch of stupid safety switches for a bunch more money,just sticking with a new mechanical pump.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 15, 2023 02:18PM

thumbs up
They have worked for 60 years, why fix what ISN'T broken?
Clark's has announced that are soon to be carrying a repop Fuel Pump this year.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: January 15, 2023 02:43PM

"...not gonna buy a bunch of stupid safety switches for a bunch more money..."

Do as you feel necessary but... . Ebay is replete with under $15 electric cube style fuel pumps that come with thread on filters. If you want even cheaper the round canister type can be had for under $10. While the more expensive Facet pump is the "go to" reliable pump I have used the cheap ones for years on cars that see little use, and don't go far when driven. You will need to decide if the item meets your need.

The "stupid safety switch" (not so stupid if the car crashes, the fuel line leaks and gas continues to pump) can be found in self serve wrecking years for... (a guess) $5. The trunks of Fords are the easiest I am aware of to access. If you have a surplus electronics store nearby a manual shut off switch is $2-$3 as well a relay (not necessary but advised) for about $3. I have no idea what they charge to ship but ALL Electronics in Van Nuys, CA has good prices on those parts.
Cheap Cube Style Electric Fuel Pump
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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Monzaman356 ()
Date: January 15, 2023 02:58PM

Never thought of the canister pumps, I'll see about those



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2023 03:00PM by Monzaman356.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Monzaman356 ()
Date: January 15, 2023 03:02PM

If I buy from Clark's my wallet will be dry.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Winsamfarm ()
Date: January 15, 2023 03:46PM

I have a Facet pump on its way but am undecided at the moment whether to make it my primary pump and remove the mechanical one altogether or to wire it via a momentary switch and use it to just pressurize the system and fill the float bowl.
I have been having issues of when the car sits for a while it takes a lot of cranking before she fires. To me, an electric fuel pump is cheaper than a starter.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 15, 2023 06:57PM

Winsam, I use an electric pump for that exact purpose. It also is good for curing vapor lock on a real hot day (mine is an AC car). Just remember to shut off when the car starts and no need to install an inertia or other safety switch.

This does not eliminate the issues with mechanical pumps, so keep your eyes open for leaks.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Winsamfarm ()
Date: January 15, 2023 08:54PM

Thanks Frank. One thing I was wondering is if the electric will push through the valves of the mechanical all the way to the carb. The pump is a 1.5 to 4.5psi. What sort of resistance do the valves put up.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: January 16, 2023 09:03AM

Some electric pumps you can't suck thru.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Winsamfarm ()
Date: January 16, 2023 10:51AM

I will be mounting mine right by the fuel tank, so that won't be an issue.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 16, 2023 11:12AM

He's talking about the mechanical pump not being able to suck through the electric.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 141 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: January 16, 2023 11:24AM

Winsamfarm Wrote:
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> These kits often come with a filter. I have just bought the same Facet here in New Zealand for my 66 Monza and it comes with the filter.


The filter it has does less than the sock in the tank. It might stop a mosquito, but not sand or dirt.




That is about a 50 micron. The wix mentioned above (33032) is 20 microns at 50% (about 40 microns at 99%). I use the Donaldson P550012, which is 99% at 40um.

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Re: Fuel pump
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 16, 2023 08:13PM

Yes, you can pump through the mechanical pump.

Yes, you can suck through the electric pump shown.

Yes, you need a good filter.winking smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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