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    Webber carb set up for 88 Ram 50.

    Hey guys just a quick question. The previous owner swapped out the original fuel pump with an electric one inside the tank.

    In theory would I be able to just bolt up a webber carb with out hassle at this point or will I need extra doo-dads to complete the process?

    Any advice would be helpful.

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    Don't let the silence discourage you, it's just the way the forum runs.

    I have no idea how to help on this one, other than I'm curious if the fuel pump and tank are for an EFI engine. The fuel pump was originally on the cylinder head, just 'behind' the carb, so there must be some plate or cover there.

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    I'll have to check behind the carb tomorrow. I will try an snap a pic to show what the engine bay looks like.
    I did notice that the carb stays open when I pulled the aircleaner housing off. I could swear that 2 BBL carbs open and close when you pull on the throttle cable....

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    I just joined the forum but I think I can answer your question.
    From what I have read here if the pump is in or at the tank yes.
    there is nothing else you need to do.
    But if it is at the carb. then you have a problem.
    Its all about fuel pressure and you don't want to much. 4 to 7 psi.
    This is just what I have read here yesterday as I'm planing to put a weber 32\36 on my Ram50

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    You first need to check the pressure. No more then 3 PSI at the carb. It does not matter how you get the fuel there. Just 3 PSI is the Magic number. Of carouse a mechanical pump is not the recommended item with a weber. It pulsates with each hit of the cam lobe. The stock carb was built to take the pressure and the pulsation caused by the stock pump. Remember to keep the pump as close to the tank as you can. Or you will burn up the pump or have pick up problems. In tank insures you have a good fuel supply and it keeps the pump cool.
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    Any better mileage from them Weber carbs over the factory ones?

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    I have a quick question would I be able to use this Pump for my weber carb set up if I need to install a new electric pump? (That is if the PO lied in saying he put an intank electric one in the truck)

    Also i know I have to put a Pressure regulator in line as this is higher than 3 PSI. will a regulator hurt this pump of will it be fine?

    here is the pump I am talking about.
    http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=293413

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    Also this pump have 30 GPH flow is that enough for the weber set up?

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    I have a 45gph 7PSI pump feeding my 302 so YES it would

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    30 GPH is more then you need.
    I don't know why they make them have such a high flow when we can get away with 3GPH. It's a 13 gallon tank and we can run for 6 + hours with out filling up. It's not like we are blown alcohol injection where you set the idle using an air compressor and leek tester while listening to the sound of it while seeing how many CFS it's blowing through. The fuel just shoots in there and deflects off an angle plate. Thats there version of an injector.



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    Ok so can someone answer the other question.
    Will a regulator cause this pump to fail since I will be bringing the PSI to 3, which is below the minimum of the pumps 5 psi?

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    Shouldn't fail unless it continues to pump up pressure without a relief. Though I don't think fuel pumps work that way it just wouldn't be safe. I also would bring fuel pressure to maybe 3.5 if you can. I run at 4 and have no problems. Test and see what you like and always check for leaks. If you use a fitting sealer like Teflon, make darn sure it is fuel safe or proof.

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