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DRR Trophy
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Got into a discussion last night belt driven or electric fuel pump on gas dragster ? pro's and con's.
 
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Both work well as long as they are good ones and set up right. I highly recommend a return style regulator no matter what you go with.


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My two cents. I like my belt drive pump, was on alky, now on gas. However, after you change jets or if the car sits a long time then you have to crank a while to fill the bowls.

I solved that problem by using the Facet pump that was on my Primer Plus set up when I was on alky and tied it into the fuel regulator.

Now I just turn it on till the bowls are full.


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You left out block mounted fuel pump, my preference
 
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Good topic......I've always used a magnafuel 500 electric pump, pumping Q16, this winter I've made the switch to a belt driven pump. Thinking it should be a large savings of battery voltage.....we'll have to see the outcome.....Howie
 
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After running internal bypass belt pumps it's would be hard to go back to electric pumps. I got a science lab bottle from Grainger to fill the bowls I just take out a top bowl screw and fill it up.


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After running internal bypass belt pumps it's would be hard to go back to electric pumps. I got a science lab bottle from Grainger to fill the bowls I just take out a top bowl screw and fill it up.

You know you could fill it through the vent tube and not have to take any screws out.
 
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Originally posted by ActionRacingPhotos:
After running internal bypass belt pumps it's would be hard to go back to electric pumps. I got a science lab bottle from Grainger to fill the bowls I just take out a top bowl screw and fill it up.

You know you could fill it through the vent tube and not have to take any screws out.


I do Just my preference and it only takes a few seconds longer


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I have a flat scoop tray. It would be a pain to fill the bowls and my vent tubes are tied together so that’s a no go also. The little Facet pump works great.


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Definitely a return system, always wonder about belt drive pumps and there fuel inlet not being as low as the outlet of the fuel cell.
 
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Definitely a return system, always wonder about belt drive pumps and there fuel inlet not being as low as the outlet of the fuel cell.


Plenty of gravity feed especially on a dragster with a cell in front of the motor. We even have two mid 9 second door cars with rear cells and belt pumps.


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My belt pump is mounted on the crank trigger bracket and is lower than my fuel tank. The tank is behind the seat and it is a return system.


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So it really not rocket science. Both work fine and both have pro's and con's. Pick your poison.

I have used both and when running NOS, why have two, electric is the only way to go.

Never used a bypass regulator either, why? Pump has a bypass and no need for that extra plumbing.
 
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Good topic......I've always used a magnafuel 500 electric pump, pumping Q16, this winter I've made the switch to a belt driven pump. Thinking it should be a large savings of battery voltage.....we'll have to see the outcome.....Howie


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electric is the only way to go.

Never used a bypass regulator either, why? Pump has a bypass and no need for that extra plumbing.

EXACTLY and same here.


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Hey Al......Q is for guys that don't get to race in Epping air on a regular basis.......call it a equalizer......lol
 
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Hey Al......Q is for guys that don't get to race in Epping air on a regular basis.......call it a equalizer......lol


Come on now, yuse guys in NY have the same air too!!! Cool I see Harry has corrupted you and brought you over to the dark side! Two Thumbs down
 
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No chance.......Sea level racer......lol....back to the topic.....
 
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Swap the belt drive pump and put an alternator where the pump was would work also.
 
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No chance.......Sea level racer......lol....back to the topic.....


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