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Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 12, 2018 08:47AM

I've about had it with mechanical pumps so I'm gearing up for electric. I like to buy local but Airtex E8016S is getting hard to find.

I bought one from NAPA Auto Parts last year which is an Airtex but now they've switched to Carter with the same E8016S reference.

Apparently O'Reilly Auto Parts doesn't want anything to do with Airtex, they won't even get one in.

Advance Auto Parts has E8016S but they are Spectra.

Going against my buy local preference, I ordered an Airtex E8016S from JC Whitney but apparently they are closing them out at a reduced price. I ordered through Ebay and wonder if I'll get on the catalog list again.

Anyone have any opinion on why Airtex is getting hard to find?

How about an opinion on similar Carter or Spectra pumps?

I'm also getting a few used Ford inertia switches with a wiring pigtail for $20 or so each. I'm thinking about mounting it in the trunk rather than under the dash but still undecided.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: June 12, 2018 09:00AM

[www.amazon.com]

I don't think they will disappear, used on many more applications than a Vair. Just about RV with an Onan Gen set uses this pump.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 12, 2018 09:04AM

FWIW I bought an 8016S and installed it near the tank...measured pressure at the carb was only 1.5psi. So I removed it, put in an 8012S and then a pressure regulator so I could get the 2.5-3psi that I wanted at the carb.

That said neither pump was hard to find. Amazon has both.

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: June 12, 2018 09:09AM

Rock Auto has them in stock

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction
1966 Corsa Convert 180 wood wheel tele-column am-fm sport steering posi-traction
1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 mounted mid-body temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: June 12, 2018 09:14AM

I have one on my 65, won't ever go back to mechanical.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 12, 2018 12:00PM

I put in one of these with my electic pump works a treat!

[www.revolutionelectronics.com]

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 18, 2018 05:31AM

I'm working on getting a standardized installation. Did one yesterday and more coming up. It felt good to put the leaking mechanical pump in a body bag.

I tried to fight the good fight with the mechanical pump but...

I came off the fuse box and through a toggle switch and through a Ford inertia switch, I think I like it.

I mounted behind the bulkhead near the tank with 90 degree cast iron fittings and an additional hole and grommet, I think I like it.

Sorry but I didn't take any pictures. I imagine Dave, Steve and others have a regular way they do it. I'd like to see and hear more ideas, I'm certainly open to tweaking or changing my system.

Something that comes on with the key and has an inline fuse instead of the fusebox sounds good.

I want to stay away from hacking into the ignition wire, I don't think the pulses from the solenoid fuel pump can do the ignition system any good.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: June 18, 2018 09:24AM

Years ago I bought both the AirTex and Carter. They look the same, BUT the Carter was much louder.

The FLAPS tend to carry the cheapest part to sell.

davemotohead has been using the Facet fuel pumps for years without issue. If the AirTex gets hard to find I may give the Facet a try.

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 18, 2018 12:47PM

I'm using this. Comes in 4-7psi (01) and 2-4psi (03, I think) models.

Edelbrock 17301 Fuel Pump

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
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- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: Huntsville ()
Date: June 19, 2018 05:51AM

Jim, you may also want to add a momentary switch under the dash to prime the carbs when the car sits for a while.



Danny Robertson
Huntsville, Al
'64 Spyder (Daily Driver)
'63 Rampside (Rotisseried and in Progress!)

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 19, 2018 07:12AM

Thanks for the input.
The way I have it the pump comes on with the ignition switch.
I've used a push button switch in the past for priming when the pump only runs when the engine is running.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 29, 2018 04:20AM

As per Richard1 installation, I figured out the proper expansion plug for the hole left by removing the mechanical fuel pump. Dorman 555-016 which is 15/16". They only cost .50 each but are a bit more permanent than some other solutions, they must be driven in.
I didn't try 7/8" with silicone or something, I think it would fit loose in the bore.
A 3/8-16 x 1/2" bolt with silicone on the threads goes in flush, I think the original pointed bolt looks a little funny sticking out not doing anything.
The expansion plug does leave a valley, I wonder if it will fill up with something. Fan belt fuzz...?

I'm also using 1/8 NPT cast iron 90 degree elbows on both ends of the pump to point forward toward the bulkhead with hose fittings on them. The cast iron seem robust and have a nice smooth turn, although I do drill the male end out just a tad. I also drill another 7/8 hole in the bulkhead and install a grommet for a hose to pass through. I use the filter that comes with the pump; if the gas tank is iffy, I also add a clear 5/16 inline filter ahead of the bulkhead on the hose coming out of the tank.

I'd like to hear about other ideas regarding plumbing and electrical.
It all sure takes a lot of time.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/2018 04:22AM by JimBrandberg.

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: June 29, 2018 07:19AM

On a stock set up, I like to keep it stock looking. I get the bypass block and modify a stock fuel pump. That way the steel lines can still be used and looks totally stock in engine comp and.. is safe. I use a fuel pump controller under dash that requires a tach signal and a momentary toggle for priming if car sits for a while.

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: June 29, 2018 08:06AM

Jim,
Cast iron fittings with ethanol in the gas? Won't cast iron rust?
I am installing the Airtex pump also. Planned on using brass fittings.
Also looking for a way to avoid cutting factory fuel lines or fresh holes in bulk head.

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 30, 2018 07:41AM

I guess I hadn't thought about rust. Will it rust inside without air? Thanks for the input.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: June 30, 2018 08:00AM

It may the new fuels are oxygenated.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: Airtex Electric Fuel Pump
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: June 30, 2018 08:13AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> I guess I hadn't thought about rust. Will it rust
> inside without air? Thanks for the input.


How do our fuel tanks rust from the inside out in the bottom? It's not purely the fuel. It's the water. E10 & E15 have lots of it!

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

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