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Electric fuel pump mounting (again) under the car question


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I'm installing an electric fuel pump to feed my DCOEs. After searching the archives, it seems mounting the pump under the car is an arguable favorable compromise. My question is, how is the fuel line routed to the pump and back to the line (translucent tubing inside the car)? Since the fuel line is inside the car it's entire path up to the firewall, that a couple of holes must be cut to mount the pump under the car. Is there something I'm missing?

Also, has anyone used the pump Ireland sells with good result? I have that one, and unknown electric unit that was mounted in the engine bay to replace a failed mechanical pump by the previous owner. Maybe neither are a good option. A stock mechanical pump sounds like a good option provided it works ok with DCOEs.

'76 2002 - in pieces

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FYI, the optional factory electric pump on carb'd cars was mounted inside the trunk.

Not sure about the pic above, is it the angle or do any suspension pieces come in contact with that fuel pump or lines?

Interesting about the trunk mounting. I didn't know that. The one the PO mounted was something that was bought at AutoZone or the like. Huge and loud and needed a pressure restrictor. It would also go dry and he had mounted a bilge pump inline to prime it. He also wired it not off the ignition, but to a switch mounted under the drivers seat. It was just way too much of a kludge and had to go.

It's just the angle of the pic. There's plenty of clearance.

- Cris 70 Euro 02 - resto pages

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