Re: Fuel Pump size and type
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Re: Fuel Pump size and type



Thanks Gary, a very good way of looking at the issue.

Dennis C.

On Friday, August 5, 2022 at 1:30:20 PM UTC-7 62-65-mail-list-club-Gary-H wrote:
Here's a math-based answer.

> Estimate the horsepower of the engine, here what a 1961 318 had per the 1961 318 specs (230 HP I think)
> Figure the brake-specific fuel consumption. (BSFC) = (..."an engine typically requires .5 pounds of fuel per horsepower every hour at wide open throttle.")

Take these numbers and multiply them together and divide the product by six.

1961 Poly 318 = 230 HP

(230HP x .5 lbs) / 6 lbs = 19.1 GPH

So a fuel pump that produces at least 20 GPH of fuel.

Feel free to double check my math. :)

Here is a reference.

https://help.summitracing.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5245/~/what-size-fuel-pump-do-i-need%3F

Thanks,
Gary H.



> -------Original Message-------
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> I have a friend who wants to go to an electric fuel pump for a 61 318
> Poly. What I am seeing are pumps for much larger engines. Any
> recommendations for a stock 318 it is just a driver? I am in Yuma and
> due to the high temperatures a pump at the tank eliminates the vapor
> lock issues. Thanks Dennis C. --
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