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> fuel pump relocation under steering rack pictures?
Geezer914
post Feb 4 2023, 08:57 AM
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Anyone relocated the fuel pump and filter under the steering rack with to make it easier to change the fuel filter? Pictures? Thanks
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post Feb 4 2023, 09:48 AM
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Thanks for the pic.
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post Feb 4 2023, 11:11 AM
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I’m planning the same .. any more pics out there? A few different angles would help clear the mind tbh (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smoke.gif)


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post Feb 4 2023, 11:37 AM
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post Feb 4 2023, 11:46 AM
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I know...I know....I don't like the blue crimp connector either but that's the PO's work. I'll get that corrected.
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post Feb 4 2023, 12:13 PM
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Geezer, not what your looking for but just to give you ideas. With my forward install fuel tank I mounted the filter and pump under the tanks for easy service. MarkAttached Image
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post Feb 4 2023, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE(mlindner @ Feb 4 2023, 10:13 AM) *

Geezer, not what your looking for but just to give you ideas. With my forward install fuel tank I mounted the filter and pump under the tanks for easy service. MarkAttached Image



Hello,

Do you have a fuel filter before the fuel enters the fuel pump?
And is that metal bracket to cradle of the spare tire? Nicely done. Thanks.Todd
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post Feb 4 2023, 12:26 PM
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Roundtwo, yes filter always first. And I just cary a small spare.Attached Image
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post Feb 4 2023, 12:26 PM
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I would not like having to remove the rack cover piece to simply change the filter or service the lines or the pump. ESP potentially on the side of the road.
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QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Feb 4 2023, 10:26 AM) *

I would not like having to remove the rack cover piece to simply change the filter or service the lines or the pump. ESP potentially on the side of the road.


I like how protected it is up there.
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Rhodyguy, if the pump or the filter craps out, that is something I would not attempt to fix on the side of the road. With the fuel pump under the gas tank, it's a pia to remove the plate and maneuver the fuel pump with the 12mm fuel line to get the filter out , and stuff everything back in hoping you didn't kink a fuel line. Under the steering rack, you remove 4 bolts and everything is right there. I would like to install a small fuel shutoff valve to make it easy to change the filter.
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post Feb 4 2023, 03:23 PM
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QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Feb 4 2023, 10:26 AM) *

I would not like having to remove the rack cover piece to simply change the filter or service the lines or the pump. ESP potentially on the side of the road.


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Just pinch the fuel line for that.
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post Feb 4 2023, 06:20 PM
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The factory solution placed the pump in the tank well…with an access cover that could be removed from the frunk. I think that’s the most elegant stock solution. On my bumblebee I located the pump next to the steering rack, but it was tricky to get the hoses routed so there were no kinks. And no impact to the steering.
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post Feb 4 2023, 09:03 PM
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A concern with the front mounted pumps is that pressurized fuel is now routing through the cabin. I’m not comfortable with that.
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post Feb 5 2023, 02:41 AM
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QUOTE(JeffBowlsby @ Feb 4 2023, 08:03 PM) *

A concern with the front mounted pumps is that pressurized fuel is now routing through the cabin. I’m not comfortable with that.



Don't own a 75-76 car then i guess. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)


With a swap to stainless lines and the center tunnel being a mostly enclosed metal tunnel with the few small openings under carpet I think ones chances of being directly exposed to gasoline from having the lines under pressure are very, very low.

At its worst I dont see it as anymore dangerous than anything else about driving a very small 50+ year old car.

Also I find it very preferable to vapor lock, especially on long trips.
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QUOTE(JamesM @ Feb 5 2023, 02:41 AM) *

QUOTE(JeffBowlsby @ Feb 4 2023, 08:03 PM) *

A concern with the front mounted pumps is that pressurized fuel is now routing through the cabin. I’m not comfortable with that.



Don't own a 75-76 car then i guess. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)


With a swap to stainless lines and the center tunnel being a mostly enclosed metal tunnel with the few small openings under carpet I think ones chances of being directly exposed to gasoline from having the lines under pressure are very, very low.

At its worst I dont see it as anymore dangerous than anything else about driving a very small 50+ year old car.

Also I find it very preferable to vapor lock, especially on long trips.


on the other hand stainless steel is brittle!

i've done the metal lines, but i bent them up myself out of mild steel tube.

just a thought.

but you are right. something else in the 50 year old car is bound to do you malicious harm in a stack - before the fuel lines finish you off. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post Feb 5 2023, 05:23 AM
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I have a 76 and I appreciate the stock pump/filter location with access through the front bulkhead. I once got some bad gas that left me stranded on the road and it was relatively easy to drain the tank by disconnecting the filter. Also easy to change the filter and inspect for leaks. I think the factory got it right.
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post Feb 5 2023, 08:18 AM
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With a swap to stainless lines and the center tunnel being a mostly enclosed metal tunnel with the few small openings under carpet I think ones chances of being directly exposed to gasoline from having the lines under pressure are very, very low.

At its worst I dont see it as anymore dangerous than anything else about driving a very small 50+ year old car.

Also I find it very preferable to vapor lock, especially on long trips.
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on the other hand stainless steel is brittle!

i've done the metal lines, but i bent them up myself out of mild steel tube.

just a thought.

but you are right. something else in the 50 year old car is bound to do you malicious harm in a stack - before the fuel lines finish you off. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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I question your comment about SS being brittle, I've spent many years with SS in aircraft fuel systems and unless SS tubing is flexed to the point of fatigue failure it is not brittle. Fatigue failure would require many hundreds of flexes to near plastic bending to behave in a brittle fashion.
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