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Username Post: Retro fit electric fuel pump?        (Topic#368182)
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04-16-22 10:46 AM - Post#2839885    

Can you retro fit an electric fuel pump in an existing gas tank? Working on my wagon which has an odd shape and no one makes a replacement. Custom tank is big $$$. I have an electric pump mounted on the frame but want to move into the tank. So can that be done and have the necessary baffles?

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04-17-22 09:35 AM - Post#2839919    
    In response to longboard

Yes you can, several companies make retro-fit kits. Some need a flat surface to cut and drop a weld-in sleeve for the pump mount, others have a bolt-in, bol... but best to do some more research for your specific tank design.

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04-17-22 12:38 PM - Post#2839931    
    In response to Algoma56

X2. I have this pump in my car, fairly easy to install works great.

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04-18-22 07:22 AM - Post#2839998    
    In response to 5Larry7

No cutting welding etc.....

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10-17-22 04:42 PM - Post#2848707    
    In response to longboard

Nobody makes a sending unit for my 1968 Impala so I'm modifying one myself to work with EFI. I previously did it for a 1971 Chevelle as well. The Impala has a very shallow tank which makes almost any of the aftermarket universal set-ups a no-go. The tank is at maximum around 6.5 inches. In addition the outlet pipe is super low profile. It achieves that by starting the bend before it even gets completely through the head of the sending unit.

I'm doing a thread on the Impala but what I'm doing will work on any vehicle and uses the same position as the original sending unit. The hydramat takes the place of baffles.

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11-21-22 03:15 PM - Post#2850329    
    In response to toro455

Will a frame mounted pump not work?

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