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Is there a quiet elec fuel pump?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FritzTownFord, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020


    I have to run an electric pump for my late model 5.0 - with 3-2 carbs (only need 5-7 psi).

    I had a Carter on another truck and it was loud as hell. This is for my RPU so I don't want to listen to it all day.

    I was gonna order a Holley "red" pump but I'ver never heard one running.

    Also, fuel line from tank to firewall - aluminum ? or steel?

    Thanks for your input...
  2. ronk16
    Joined: Mar 27, 2010
    Posts: 351


    the holley reds are not too loud if you run a regulator with a bypass
  3. Road Oiler
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 146

    Road Oiler

    I don't know about quiet but if you mount it on the frame, you'll get a sound transfer. Mount it on the frame with a thick piece of rubber and that should help some.
  4. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,510

    Atwater Mike

    I use a Mallory Nascar with a regulator and bypass. (Mallory was a gift from my son, who selected it for its servicability. (In 15 years, I have replaced brushes once!)
    It is mounted with the rubber grommets that were included, along with a high zoot bracket. Whisper quiet. Recommended. (Jegs, Summit)

  5. Word on here in many threads say that the Holley Red is very noisy.
    I have one and are now reluctant to fit it.
  6. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,230

    from Ok

    I have two Airtex 5-9lb pumps, one on each of my rods. I like them a lot. Just enough noise to hear them fill carb, then don't hear them again. Of course they are on bigger vehicles than yours, a 46 coupe and a 53 F100. These are inline pumps about the size of large filters mounted in rubber coated clamps on the frame rails.
  7. Fly'n Kolors
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 407

    Fly'n Kolors

    Airtex works quiet on my '40 flathead.
  8. voodoobuick
    Joined: Jul 11, 2009
    Posts: 64

    from geelong

    mallory 140 is quiet as a mouse!
  9. 33_chevy
    Joined: Aug 30, 2008
    Posts: 370

    from TX

    I'm running a pro comp,kinda loud for me.
  10. 4dFord/SC
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 837


    Same here.
  11. Spike!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
    Posts: 2,733


    Mallory 110's were always way quiet and less amp draw as well..

  12. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,045


    Glad to hear that!
    I'm in the process of mounting an Airtex replacement pump on my OT car.
    Quiet is good!:D
  13. TurboShadow
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 187

    from Prosser wa

    Wrapping it in rubber, or radiator hose will make a huge difference. I had a walbro 255 in a OT car and at first mounted it NOT using the stock hardware. I had some fuel starvation issues in corners so I tracked down a stock mount that would work and used it. HUGE difference in sound. Before you could hear it over the exhaust (straight 3") inside the car. With the new rubber surrounded mount, you could barely hear it prime.
  14. fuel_pump.jpg

    $50 at just about any parts store.

    Quiet, reliable.

    I put two in each car and a switch for each. If I am planning to race, I flip both on.
    When I travel or drive normally, I need only one running.
    If there ever is a failure far from home, I simply flip a switch and keep on driving.
    I haven't had a pump failure in many years.

    I do the same with my ignition modules.-- flip a switch and keep on driving.

    I haven't had a roadside repair in over two decades.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  15. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,230

    from Ok

    Neat idea. Do you mount them side by side? Do you use a relay?
  16. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,446


    I have a Holley red pump on my 56 New Yorker, near the gas tank, hanging off the frame with a heavy piece of rubber (tire sidewall section). Before starting the car, I can just hear it enough to know when the needle in the carb closes. That's when I crank the motor over, and I never hear it after that.
  17. rat nasty
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
    Posts: 683

    rat nasty

    mallory comp 140 = quiet and will feed alot of hp!ran one on a 406ci sbc with two stages 350 hp of nitrous ! fed motor and everything worry free and reliable!
  18. Side by side - in parallel.

    At times when you have only one pump running at a time, the valves in the other pump act as the necessary "anti-drainback valve" to prevent reverse flow and pressure loss.
    When both pumps are on, you get double flow at the same pressure as usual.

    I run both pump outlets to a "tee", then one line forward from there. Both inlets to a "tee" then one line to the tank pickup (filter is there too, of course).

    Same pressure as always, and you have a choice of running either pump or both pumps. So you have safety backup, or double flow, depending on your needs.

    I used to have to carry a spare pump + tools on trips just in case. Not any more.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  19. Rev. Whitewall
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 39

    Rev. Whitewall

    My Holley pump is loud as hell. It will come off very soon.
  20. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    the only electric i have is on an O/T car..the exaust is loud enough to drownd it out once the engine starts.

    one thing i did on a friends car is i put rubber gromets on each mounting bolt..really helped isolate the vibration of the running pump to the frame of the car, it helped
  21. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,201

    from nor cal

    The rotary vane pumps, Carter, are much more quieter than the diaphragm style pumps.
  22. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020


    Mods may kill this thread - I failed to do a search to find Norwells excellent 2006 thread. : - /

    BUt my carter whines alot too. I'm gonna do the by-pass regulator trick.

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