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I am considering adding a hidden 6 volt "booster" fuel pump to my '37. Now that I have another classic car with one I can see the value. It does save a lot of wear and tear on the starter motor.

I found this 6 volt fuel pump in my stash of parts. It is a Carter 4259. Based on the information I can find it is a rotary vane pump. My research also indicates that this is probably not the correct pump for a booster application. It appears that it will have enough resistance to flow that the original mechanical fuel pump might have problems pulling through it.

I saw some postings that indicate they used this as their primary pump with a pressure regulator set at 3 1/2 to 4 psi. It is capable of about 6 psi which I expect is too much for these carburetors.

Am I missing anything?

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Hello Rusty,

From what I have read, 3 lbs is the max for these carbs. I did purchase, but have not installed, a 6 volt pass thru electric fuel pump. It states it will prime the mechanical pump when activated, but when power is turned off it will not hinder the mechanical pump from drawing fuel.
If interested, I will dig thru my stuff for the name of the pump.


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Hi Dave,

Sorry I meant to respond earlier.

It would be great if you can provide any details about the pump you bought.

My concert is that the pump I have is not a pass through type.


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