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    i was running out of fuel on my 460. the set up i was going to try was to hook up 2 holley red fuel pumps to my tanks( 1 on each tank) and feed both them into my fuel filter having one line out that will go into my carb. do you guys think this set up will work? my motor is putting out about 550hp. thanks for your input.

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    Best to stay mechanical when you can. HP Holley or Edelbrock mechanical pumps, will supply more than enough. Pull your pick-up's out of your tanks, make sure they are not plugged rusted or both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Best to stay mechanical when you can. HP Holley or Edelbrock mechanical pumps, will supply more than enough. Pull your pick-up's out of your tanks, make sure they are not plugged rusted or both.

    Yes Agreed, i replaced my mech Edelbrock with a Holley red pump......

    For about five minutes, put the Edelbrock back on cause i lost pressure with the red pump BIG TIME I got 4psi It would barely idle.

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    Your first problem is trying to use a Holley Red pump.

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    This is what I am running on my BBF. Works great.
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    well i already had 2 red pumps so i hooked them up and the boat runs great. the only problem i question i have is do you guys think 7 psi is to much? should i throw a reg. on it? also how would i hook up a fuel return line off the the carb? i cant figure out where it is on the edlebrock. thanks

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    You should be fine at 7psi....you'll know in a hurry if it's not. No regulator is needed with the red pump as fas as I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaine View Post
    well i already had 2 red pumps so i hooked them up and the boat runs great. the only problem i question i have is do you guys think 7 psi is to much? should i throw a reg. on it? also how would i hook up a fuel return line off the the carb? i cant figure out where it is on the edlebrock. thanks
    there's no fuel return on the carb, just don't worry bout that. holley red pumps aren't meant to be used WITHOUT regulator. if it doesn't keep up with the motor, stack the 2 pumps in series and i'd bet you'd have plenty of fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaine View Post
    i was running out of fuel on my 460. the set up i was going to try was to hook up 2 holley red fuel pumps to my tanks( 1 on each tank) and feed both them into my fuel filter having one line out that will go into my carb. do you guys think this set up will work? my motor is putting out about 550hp. thanks for your input.
    Stay mechaincal and have FAR less troubles.

    3/8" fuel lines, no leaks, fuel filter AFTER the pump, may have to remove the anti-siphon ball from the outlet of the tanks, plumb each tank to a selector valve to the inlet to the pump, and no 90* corner elbow fittings if you can possibly avoid it (especially those AN's everyone thinks look so nice).
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaine View Post
    well i already had 2 red pumps so i hooked them up and the boat runs great. the only problem i question i have is do you guys think 7 psi is to much? should i throw a reg. on it? also how would i hook up a fuel return line off the the carb? i cant figure out where it is on the edlebrock. thanks
    My mechanical puts out 9psi when above 5-grand, 7 is no sweat.


    Never saw a fuel return off a carb, mechanical's don't require one, and electricals are cooled by the excess fuel they pass thru themselves.
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
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