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PostPosted: April 23, 2021, 5:46 pm 
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Just curious if someone has a different idea here. I'm using the fuel pump from the bike to keep things simple. I'm planning on placing the pump at one of two locations. I'm building a traditional car with front engine and rear mount tank.

I can put the pump by the engine above or below tank level. My other option is below tank level at the rear right near the tank. I'm *guessing* this pump is better at pushing than pulling and that the rear location would probably work best.

Any thoughts?

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Danny


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PostPosted: April 23, 2021, 7:39 pm 
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Sounds like you are not using the R1 fuel tank. Definitely put the pump as close as possible to the tank.

If you decide to pull fuel via a tube inserted from the top of the tank instead of gravity feed with a low outlet like the R1 tank, you might as well put the pump on top too for a shorter distance for the pump to prime.

Use a good quality prefilter to protect the pump. I’d use 5/16 or 3/8 steel or nylon line and add another, typical carb filter between the carbs and the hard line as a “last chance” screen to help prevent carb problems.

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PostPosted: April 23, 2021, 7:43 pm 
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Awesome! Thanks!


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