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    Will a single holley black pulling on a TEE from dual tanks support 800hp? It says it'll maintain 120gph at 9psi (140gph free flow), which seems about good enough, but I don't think you can push that much fuel thorugh a 3/8 npt fitting. I want to run -8 line at the very least, which is 1/2" ID.

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    Holley has that new series, maybe 2 years old now that are the black anodized mechanical pumps. The testing on those was done in marine enviroment. I would look at one of those pretty hard.
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    http://www.jegs.com/i/Holley/510/12-454-25/10002/-1

    I guess they dropped the black anodized.
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    The reason I've avoided mechanical pumps in the past is the fact that the boat sits for periods of time....I don't like cranking the hell out of it to get fuel to the carbs after the boat sits for a while...although I haven't played with any of the hi-po pump...I don't know if they prime better or not.

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    Just FYI.... a -8 braided hose is just under 7/16 ID. The hose ends and fittings for -8 are 3/8 ID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstraub View Post
    Holley has that new series, maybe 2 years old now that are the black anodized mechanical pumps. The testing on those was done in marine enviroment. I would look at one of those pretty hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstraub View Post
    http://www.jegs.com/i/Holley/510/12-454-25/10002/-1

    I guess they dropped the black anodized.
    We had really bad luck with the Holley mechanical pumps Chris. The pin that the actuating arm pivots on failed on every pump we used. We switched to the Clay Smith pumps and have had zero failures since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbhsbz View Post
    The reason I've avoided mechanical pumps in the past is the fact that the boat sits for periods of time....I don't like cranking the hell out of it to get fuel to the carbs after the boat sits for a while...although I haven't played with any of the hi-po pump...I don't know if they prime better or not.
    Boy, what a whiner I have to crank for so long. think about selling the boat and taking up skateboards, or unicycling. You should live in Havasu. the float bowls go empty in 2 days during the summer. Try one of these you wuss. If you need, I'll come over and show you how it works. But its pretty simle. Put it up to the scoop, and squeeze. You know how to squeeze don't you?

    Now, go get in your truck and go get a Clay Smith and be live happy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Boy, what a whiner I have to crank for so long. think about selling the boat and taking up skateboards, or unicycling. You should live in Havasu. the float bowls go empty in 2 days during the summer. Try one of these you wuss. If you need, I'll come over and show you how it works. But its pretty simle. Put it up to the scoop, and squeeze. You know how to squeeze don't you?

    Now, go get in your truck and go get a Clay Smith and be live happy.

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    but i'm an electronic fuel pump kinda guy....so...
    if you go electric, get an aeromotive, magnafuel or weldon. they are the best and won't let you down. I personally have had issues with holley, and so have many others. but that doesn't mean it couldnt work perfect for you. just telling you what i would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ap67et10 View Post
    .....ah, that one is for Methanol, he runs Gas!! duhh!! :
    Yeah so. He can aways fill it with Bacardi 151, or maybe some Everclear, lite off the boat and then lite off himself



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    Gee Bob...I thought only real race boats needed primer bottles. People will laugh at me if need to find the primer bottle under my back seat to fire up my slow ass boat and take the dogs up to run around at the sandbar in the morning. Maybe I'll just get a procomp pump...400GPH for $169

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    I don't think you'll have to prime it every time you fire it off. But you can if you think it makes you look racey You'll already be wearing a helmet and vest. RIGHT? Just get yourself some sticky letters and numbers and wa la, race boat. As for the Pro Comp 400 GPH pump, don't wast your money. Its way too big for your deal. Go with 4 of the 59.99 130 GPH pumps. You can install all of them in parallel, on different switches, and just turn a new one on everytime one fails. Most likely, you'll have enough to make it thru a whole weekend



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    That's funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cstraub View Post
    http://www.jegs.com/i/Holley/510/12-454-25/10002/-1

    I guess they dropped the black anodized.


    I'm running this exact pump plus an electric Holley 'black' pump for backup and priming after the boat sits a while (Pumps feed fuel log at opposite ends with check valves). I chose these pumps in order to eliminate any regulator, since the Holley electric is pre-set under 7 psi and the billet Holley mechanical is supposed to be pre-set at 7.5 psi at idle. IT IS NOT!
    Well, it's bulls**t! I returned the pump twice after the fuel pressure was at 12 psi idling. I spoke with a Holley rep. who was quite condescending. He actually said....."Oh well, maybe the two previous pumps were manufactured with the wrong internal parts". WTF!! I was in a bind time wise by then and had to plumb a regulator into my system. I must say, the mechanical pump handles my 800 HP deal just fine.
    I've always run Clay Smith mech. pumps and wish now I had saved approx. $170 since I had to regulate it anyway.

    And regarding the OP question.....I do not feel that a single Holley black elect pump will sufficiently feed an honest 800 HP. Jocko
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