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Bought a inline electric fuel pump to prime carb after sitting a few days. Where did you mount it ? Beside fuel tank in rear, or near engine like on firewall behind left front wheel? Don't plan on running continuously, just a few seconds to prime carburator.
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According to the manufacturers of a low pressure electric pump, or at least the one that I used to have, it should be installed as close to the tank as possible and below the low fuel level. I looked all over when I did mine, could not find a low spot that was also safe, so ended up on the chassis above and slightly to the side of the differential. I wired it to "key on" to prime the carb, and it worked great. The only problem was that it that it was noisy.

I have no experience with using an electric as a "momentary" in line with a mechanical pump. You may experience vapor lock as the mechanical pump now has to suck the gas through the electric pump.
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Thanks for your reply. I don't think running the mechanical pump through the electric will be a problem . I am able to syphon fuel through then electric on then bench with power off with no problem.
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