ford fuel pump
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 14 of 35

Thread:
ford fuel pump

  1. #1
    Senior Member rpm0414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    466

    Default ford fuel pump

    Input for ford fuel pump. Wanting mechanical. Engine makes 450-475 hp. Any suggestions based on exp on what's the best gph and brand/ model??

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rpm0414 View Post
    Input for ford fuel pump. Wanting mechanical. Engine makes 450-475 hp. Any suggestions based on exp on what's the best gph and brand/ model??
    This is pretty much a no brainer.

    LINK: fuel pump
    LINK:GN-RACING.COM

    "there are too many pigs for the teats"
    Abraham Lincoln

  4. #3
    Senior Member rpm0414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    466

    Default

    Checked it out 140 gph sounds good. Good price too. Should I use marine style pump? my engine is under cover too.

  5. #4
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rpm0414 View Post
    Checked it out 140 gph sounds good. Good price too. Should I use marine style pump? my engine is under cover too.
    Ouch! Although I would have no problem using it, the Clay Smith is not approved for marine use in an enclosed engine hatch. And I am not going to tell you its ok.

    This pump will handle the HP you're making with no trouble.

    LINK: Marine 460 pump
    LINK:GN-RACING.COM

    "there are too many pigs for the teats"
    Abraham Lincoln

  6. #5
    Senior Member rpm0414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    466

    Default

    Cool. Ordered it. Thanks

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,327

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Ouch! Although I would have no problem using it, the Clay Smith is not approved for marine use in an enclosed engine hatch. And I am not going to tell you its ok.

    This pump will handle the HP you're making with no trouble.

    LINK: Marine 460 pump
    I run a clay smith pump "Vented" under a hatch.......it's great!lol

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    OC, CA
    Posts
    273

    Default

    If you run the Clay Smith, I suggest you run at least a dead head regulator. The 14 to 16 PSI is a lot and could blow past the needle & seat.

  9. #8
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PS&B1 View Post
    I run a clay smith pump "Vented" under a hatch.......it's great!lol
    There is a tiny difference between a vented fuel pump and being Coast Guard Approved. I have vented six valve pumps and I have boost referenced them as well. But I would never tell somebody MY vented pump was Caost Guard Appproved, nor would I suggest to somebody that they can vent the pump. There is a reason I didn't tell the OP to just vent the Clay Smith pump.

    You know, and I know it would be fine. Like I said in my post, I am fine with the pump in that situation. But if you don't know the boat, or the owner, I think it best to go with the CORRECT pump.

    I don't think the OP will have any issues with the pump I linked him to.

    By the way, why doesn't George list a "vented pump"?
    LINK:GN-RACING.COM

    "there are too many pigs for the teats"
    Abraham Lincoln

  10. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    OC, CA
    Posts
    273

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    There is a tiny difference between a vented fuel pump and being Coast Guard Approved. I have vented six valve pumps and I have boost referenced them as well. But I would never tell somebody MY vented pump was Caost Guard Appproved, nor would I suggest to somebody that they can vent the pump. There is a reason I didn't tell the OP to just vent the Clay Smith pump.

    You know, and I know it would be fine. Like I said in my post, I am fine with the pump in that situation. But if you don't know the boat, or the owner, I think it best to go with the CORRECT pump.

    I don't think the OP will have any issues with the pump I linked him to.

    By the way, why doesn't George list a "vented pump"?

    Probably the cost of getting it approved. Would be a good idea. Haven't spoke to George in quite a while.

  11. #10
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,908

    Default

    Its DIFINITLY about money. Not only approval BS but the added product liability as well. I don't fault George one bit for not going that route. Like I said, there isn't 2 cents difference between a vented pump and a C.G. A. pump except money and paper.

    I am just BARELY smart enough to know that I can vent the standard pump and it will be fine. But I not going to tell someone else to do it for a 450 HP motor. And I seriously doubt George would tell them too either.
    Last edited by gn7; 01-05-2012 at 10:34 AM.
    LINK:GN-RACING.COM

    "there are too many pigs for the teats"
    Abraham Lincoln

  12. #11
    Senior Member rpm0414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    466

    Default

    When you say vented what are you meaning??

  13. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,327

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    There is a tiny difference between a vented fuel pump and being Coast Guard Approved. I have vented six valve pumps and I have boost referenced them as well. But I would never tell somebody MY vented pump was Caost Guard Appproved, nor would I suggest to somebody that they can vent the pump. There is a reason I didn't tell the OP to just vent the Clay Smith pump.

    You know, and I know it would be fine. Like I said in my post, I am fine with the pump in that situation. But if you don't know the boat, or the owner, I think it best to go with the CORRECT pump.

    I don't think the OP will have any issues with the pump I linked him to.

    By the way, why doesn't George list a "vented pump"?
    LOL All I said is I run one and it's great. If we all followed the rules Bob we would all own turds!lol I personally would run one if I only had 100hp lol That's how I roll

  14. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,327

    Default

    You MUST run a reg with a Clay Smith pump. They are the best pump for the money on the market period! Do YOU need it???? Idunno? But if you buy one you won't EVER need anything else.

  15. #14
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PS&B1 View Post
    LOL All I said is I run one and it's great. If we all followed the rules Bob we would all own turds!lol I personally would run one if I only had 100hp lol That's how I roll
    Like I said, if you or I chose to run one thats fine. I stated I had no problems with it. But I won't tell someone that has an enclosed engine that its OK. Its irresposible.

    Have George get ahold of the guy and tell him the pump is fine.
    LINK:GN-RACING.COM

    "there are too many pigs for the teats"
    Abraham Lincoln

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91