View Full Version : Electric fuel pump location...

08-05-2013, 11:06 AM
So the mechanical fuel pump on the CV23 took a crap yesterday... :frown:

I have a Holley Red that Bill rebuilt for me that I need to install now...

Location location location... I know low...

Under the exist mechanical is crowded...

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I think I want to mount it to the stringer on the left as pictured... I can give the 90* fitting a 1/4 turn so that is't pointed at the pump...
90* into and out of the pump to a filter then regulator...? I'll also put a filter between the pump and the tank... Or is just that one enough?

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08-05-2013, 01:28 PM
put an inline filter before the pump, or you'll be stranded, sooner or later. These pumps push way better then they pull. Another good idea is a relay, or at least a fuse. That way should the pump become submerged, it won't melt the wiring. Run the ground with the power lead, to a good ground, near where you pick-up power. Much easier to diagnose, if you have a problem. I also use a water proof toggle for pump power, so I can turn off the pump, while performing other tasks, like greasing u-joints, compression tests, etc.

08-05-2013, 05:47 PM
Maybe transom mounted?

08-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Well the fuel tank outlet is right in front of the engine... So I think up front is best...

08-05-2013, 05:54 PM
Well the fuel tank outlet is right in front of the engine... So I think up front is best...

I forgot about that. I thought you had saddle tanks. I forgot that it's under the floor.

08-05-2013, 10:11 PM
that looks like a good location David. or the crossmember in front of the crank pulley.

08-06-2013, 03:37 AM
I'd verify you have gravity feed there. If not, it will burn up rather quickly and strand you.