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Which fuel pressure regulator?

 
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:53 PM
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Which fuel pressure regulator?

Just received my FP reg from summit. NO RETURN LINE! Can I use this?


1978 F-250 351M edelbrock intake and thunder AVS carb. Stock fuel pump.


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Old 09-18-2016, 10:12 PM
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Did you have a return line to begin with? If not, then you shouldn't need a return line for this unit. A pressure regulator usually has a max pressure rating on the inlet side. If your fuel pump pressure is lower than this max rating, then the regulator will handle it. Think of that water spray nozzle on the end of your water hose at home. Holds full pressure when you turn on the water and you can regulate the pressure or flow by opening as much as you wish. No need for a return line. On a side note, I suggest using the Edelbrock low PSI fuel pump. Works great with my Holly.
 

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Old 09-19-2016, 10:55 AM
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If you have a stock fuel pump, you don't need a regulator. Unless you have one of those big Holley mechanical pumps, I wouldn't consider a regulator, and even the aftermarket pumps are designed with max carb psi in mind.
 
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I installed the Summit regulator in the yellow truck. I put a plug in the second outlet. No need for a return line. Truck and carb are very happy
 
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That looks like a Holley 12-803BP Bypass (Return line type) Regulator!

I used one with the stock carb and EFI pump and tanks.

Oh wait, the case is different, mine says "IN" "OUT" and "RET". And the photo doesn't have a Holley brand on it... Although it looks very similar.

What ever works to not blow fuel past the needle and seat!
 
 
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