1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Early Eighties Bullnose Ford Truck
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switching to carb from EFI isn't going to solve your fuel delivery problem if that is the problem. do both tanks work? do you have an issues with fuel being directed from one tank to the other? have you changed the fuel filter?
2002 F-150 XLT Sport 4x4 Extended cab shortbed. 5.4L, auto
I want to say the low pressure pumps are 9-10 psi, but I have no official source for that. If that's the case, it's still too high for a carb. Also a carb system "dead heads", meaning when the carb doesn't need any fuel, it stops the flow. All 3 pumps in your system are not designed to dead head, with no relief in the pump if it happened.
There are plenty of cheap electric pumps on the market though that would work, and are designed for a carbed system. You would just have to mount it on the frame somewhere, and take the pumps out of the tanks.
I am going to check to tank pumps first to see if they are working. I bypassed the relay and got the front high pressure pump to come on but could not hear either tank pump running. There was no gas making it to the front pump, so I think the problem is either in the in-tank pumps or the wiring. I have found the wiring schematic and will see if I can figure it out.
Just wanted to know if the EFI in-tank pump pressures were in the range of a carb'ed fuel pump. If they are 9-10 psi then you could probably use a regulator to bring it down to 5-6 psi and run a return to the tank using the factory steel line.
I would prefer to keep the EFI, but I do not want to chase all sorts of issues with a 25 year old system. Also that Dual Function Reservoir is a snake's nest. What a piece of art. Man, I hope it is working OK, but if not I may just run on one tank.
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