Electric Fuel Pump Safety

It’s pretty common to utilize an electric fuel pump these days, even in a traditional hot rod, like Clay Miller’s Flathead-powered ’32 Ford (pictured). Whether you run an in-tank pump, or an inline (external) pump, you want it to be installed in the most efficient and safe manner possible. Most electric pumps are wired to be active when the ignition switch is in the “on” position. The potential hazard is if the engine dies, the pump will continue to run until the switch is turned off. What’s the solution? A pressure switch that reads oil pressure, and shuts off power to the fuel pump when oil pressure drops below 5 psi. It’s money well spent, and it’s absolutely the safest way to wire up your electric pump. We sell the switch, as well as a variety of fuel pumps and accessories for your fuel system.



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