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EFI Fuel Pumps
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:18:46 PM »
So, I'm sure this has been covered before but I can't seem to find an exact answer on what I'm looking for. Is it absolutely mandatory that I have an  in+tank pump if I were to convert to EFI or can I run two on the frame?
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 10:51:22 AM »
you do have to have one in the tank and you don't need 2 on the frame. You will just need one good inline high pressure pump I have a bosch 044 its even better then a walboro 255 inline.
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 11:13:37 AM »
I use a external pump from a xr4ti.it has been on the car for the last 9years without any problems.
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 04:53:37 PM »
I have two EFI Pinto's neither have a "in tank" pump, both ext. frame mounted and I have not had any problems.
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 05:06:54 PM »
My "External" fuel pump came off of a Ford pick-up.   $11 at Pick A Part.



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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 11:22:20 PM »
Okay awesome. I'm still trying to decide for sure what i wanna do.
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 11:02:26 PM »
Better to put pump in tank, but if pumps you got have the pressure you need you can really put them anywhere.

Better in tank because ALL pumps like pushing better than pulling and the pump behind the pressure head stops all vapor lock. Easy to fuel-cool the pump in tank too. Easier to get going too if you run out of gas. Many modern electric fuel pumps will burn up if they are not primed instantly, or why all car  owners manuals now say to never run out of gas. As little as 60 seconds running dry can tear them up.

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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013, 06:42:10 PM »
I too used a ford pickup fuel pump in my pinto EFI swap. Works great. I put a low pressure pump right before the ford pickup high pressure pump and used wire ties to tie the two pumps together, then mounted it in front of the gas tank on the body.


I did exactly what wittsend did. Cut the electrical and fuel line connectors off the truck and used them on the car. Along with the fuel filter and its bracket...alth ough that isnt pictured.


BTW Jonah, based on your avatar photo it looks like we have the same car. An orange 74 station wagon.
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 09:15:40 PM »
BTW Jonah, based on your avatar photo it looks like we have the same car. An orange 74 station wagon.
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 01:36:31 PM »
Yep.  :D
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2013, 10:29:54 PM »
Sorry for the late reply everyone, but it looks like this is about to become reality! I blew the head gasket in the carbed 2.3 so I have an excuse now.  ;)
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 10:48:00 PM »
Well, it's about time... :D
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013, 11:24:03 PM »
It is! I've put it off too long but I have a phobia of EFI so I'm just having to try and convince myself that I can do this.
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2013, 11:39:14 PM »
It's really not hard, you can do it..
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2013, 08:01:23 AM »
I hope so. At least this website exists to help! Haha.
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2013, 07:40:47 PM »
You can do it! I did it! Its really pretty easy. I had maybe 9 connections to make, including wiring the internally regulated alternator in place of the stock externally regulated one....
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2013, 12:37:51 PM »
I picked up one of the Holley Terminator EFI kits, and am going to use bo-port ported heads, offenhauser dual plane 4 bbl intake, and possibly headers.  The EFI kit comes with an external fuel pump.  They do recommend you place it close to the gas tank as someone else mentioned they do like to push rather than pull, so keep it close to the tank.  Also makes it easier to replace if you ever need to do that.  Good luck - I'm hoping to have mine up and running sometime next spring or summer.  Keep us updated on your  progress.  My system has a return line, and I found through the forum a fuel sending unit that will supposedly work with our cars from a Mustang II that has a return line in it.  http://ecat.spectrapremium.com/prod/ALL/fg178b
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Re: EFI Fuel Pumps
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2013, 12:59:18 PM »
Anyone know where there is a posting on how to hook up the wiring when you add an EFI from a Mustang 2300 to a Pinto? Thanks.
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