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Old 02-23-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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I am looking to change my 53 flathead v/8 to an electric pump. What do you suggest and what do I look out for. Do I go thru the mechanical pump or remove it? What about the pushrods?
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:09 PM   #2
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Sorta up to you. If you do go through the mech. pump you need to modify it so a failure won't pump fuel into the block. You can leave the rod in.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:38 PM   #3
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I installed an Airtex fuel pump, Part No. E8902. Installed it close to the fuel tank. I only use as necessary and left the mechanical as is.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:44 PM   #4
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I have done this to a number of our antique vehicles, both 6 and 12 volt, Ford and non Ford. As mentioned previously, I modify the OEM fuel pump, making it a pass through (I detailed the modification on my thread "What I did on my Lunch Hour") and I leave the pushrod in. This way the Airtex pump and fuel pressure regulator (set at 2.5 lbs.) become the full time fuel delivery system.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:45 PM   #5
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The "search" function is your friend. This has been discussed many times. Read here:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/search...archid=6505852
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:03 PM   #6
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I have done this to a number of our antique vehicles, both 6 and 12 volt, Ford and non Ford. As mentioned previously, I modify the OEM fuel pump, making it a pass through (I detailed the modification on my thread "What I did on my Lunch Hour") and I leave the pushrod in. This way the Airtex pump and fuel pressure regulator (set at 2.5 lbs.) become the full time fuel delivery system.
Damn Vic, it would take months to search through your "What I did on my lunch hour" epistle. LOL
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:45 PM   #7
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C'mon Lawson, what else have you got to do??? LOL
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:08 PM   #8
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If you mount your electric pump to the cross member, I would suggest that you insulate the mounting bracket on the pump from the metal of the cross member with some sort of a hard rubber pad or washer. Much quieter!
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:12 PM   #9
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I mounted mine on the frame rail. Can not hear it run in the car. It's an Airtex.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:35 PM   #10
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I mounted mine between the crossmember and fuel tank complete with regulator and liquid filled gauge. Pumped thru the stock pump. I use a three way toggle to energize the pump. In one position the electric only works when I hit the start button, one position is full on and one is off!
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:05 PM   #11
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As noted on another thread, don't forget an inertia switch.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:17 AM   #12
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For those interested Vic's fuel pump modification starts on page 78 , line 1543
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