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RE: spitting carbs/Holley fuel pump setup

Stay with a stock (mechanical) fuel pump.

Speaking of electric fuel pumps, I bought a red Holley electric fuel pump
(sucker is about 6" tall!!!) and it gives a pressure of 7psi.  I then bought
Holley adjustable fuel pressure regulator and today I will buy the Holley
pressure switch.  Of course, I'm going on the advice of Gene Berg on the use
the Holley equipment for the electric fuel pump conversion.  Well, and the
name as well ;)  The FLAPS is a Holley distributor so the pump and regulator
were less than $115 (Gene Berg Ent. sells the pump for about $112 alone!).
everything was on sale, which helped <grin>.

Why the oil pressure switch?  Well, in the instructions it gives a simple
schematic on how to power the fuel pump.  Part of the setup is using an oil
pressure switch that has a Normally Open and a Normally Closed lead and a
lead.  The pump gets electricity from the starter switch lead when you crank
engine and once oil pressure is up the oil pressure switch closes (by now
engine is running and the key is in the normal "on" position) and now
electricity goes through the switch to the fuel pump.  Should the engine die
oil pressure will cease to exist, the switch will then open, and power will
cut off to the fuel pump.  So in an accident you don't have to worry about
being pumped into a potential fire situation.  Pretty neat, huh?  I'm just
waiting on a T-adapter so I can use the oil pressure switch with my VDO
combination switch (idiot light *and* gauge) and some more money so I can
stainless steel braided fuel lines <big grin>.  Yeah, I'll let y'all know
how it
works once I'm done.
   Toby "The Never-Ending (Conversion) Story" Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, ORPCA member
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/

>-----Original Message-----
>From: "mooneyed@webtv.net" [SMTP:mooneyed@webtv.net] 
>Sent: Thursday, July 02, 1998 12:36 PM
>To: "type3@vwtype3.org" [SMTP:type3@vwtype3.org]
>Subject: spitting carbs
>i think the jet is fine where can i find a needle valve at ? i just
>broke  my fuel pump too i am thinking of going electric orshould i go
>back stock replacement?

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