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Re: Howell tbi fuel pump and filter
Thanks for the input. There was a really limited selection of pumps available here locally, so I bought a Carter P5001, its a univeral pump that is listed in their catalogue as designed for conversions from carb to tbi.
Did you simply cut the steel line to install the pump and slip hose to connect it to the pump? I'm wondering if I shouldn't be flaring the steel line ends to prevent a disasterous event like the hose slipping off.
And I ask this as a question, it is filter first then pump right? Any thoughts on pump mounting location? I know to keep it close to the tank. I'm figuring on the passenger side frame rail inside the frame. I'd like to have done it protected by the skid plate, but I hate working in tight spaces to hook up the hoses and tighten the clamps. What kind of hose clamps does Howell have you use? Screw type or spring?
Does Howell have you install an oil pressure switch to kill the pump if the engine dies? Any safety concerns? I know some oem systems have an inertial shut off, so in an accident the pump is shut down.