Electric fuel pump? (1 Viewer)

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Years ago we moved fuel tank to rear of rig, it's a much longer line than when it was under passenger seat..
We've needed to pour a little gas in carburetor to start if it hasn't been run for a while.
If we install an electric fuel pump in line before the mechanical pump will it cause problems?

Any advice appreciated. Thanks,
 

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Sounds like you need(Ed) to check your accelerator pump on the carb. Does the carb have fuel through the sight glass before you crank it?
A mechanical pump should have no issue pulling fuel from a rear tank to your carb.
 
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Thanks for the responses. Goin to Town to try to get an electric pump today, will post if we have issues.
 

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@Derf62 you can use a low press pump and a return filter and bypass the fuel pump.
or rebuild your fuel pump. Your fuel pump is not holdingback flow and it draining back to your tank.
 
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Found that we need a flow-thru fuel pump.
Most electric in-line pumps block fuel when shut off.
Carter pump recommend their #P74021 ($33 Amazon) to prime a carburetor.
Will install with a toggle switch and give it a try.
 

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