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Old 03-24-2005, 09:00 PM
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Default Electric fuel pump for gas

Would this fuel pump ( model 4105 or 4106 ) be suitable for pumping gas? http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...facetpumps.php Tks
Old 03-24-2005, 09:21 PM
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Being as it says automotive fuel pump I would think so ( send them an e-mail and find out) What is your application?
Old 03-24-2005, 10:14 PM
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Much better pump can be found at dreamworksrc.com go to the search button and type pump.

It's the best I've come across thus far.
Old 03-25-2005, 12:22 AM
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A reasonably priced gas/kero electric pump for gas and tubine engines.
Old 03-25-2005, 12:28 AM
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Check your PM's Jeff
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Sportflyer, I had the same idea. I picked up one of these at my local auto parts store. The problem with this pump is it will not run backwards when you reverse the polarity to empty your fuel tank. It will work great for filling but not for draining your plane at the endi of the day.
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

This is the pump I am going to go with. Its the same pump that they use in those $200.00 fuel pump can combos. They sell for $54.95 which is a lot cheaper than $200.00, I already have fuel line, fittings and switches ect.

http://www.tamjets.com/id51.htm
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:21 PM
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Why not use some quick connects ( like Festo fittings) then you can easily swap ends to defuel?
Old 03-26-2005, 04:24 PM
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

I hadn't thought of that but it would probably work.
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Sportflyer, the pump you asked about looks identical to the one that I use a lot that I got from a local auto supply for about the same money. It works great and I've been using it for about 3 years. Although it won't de-fuel (run back wards) directly, it only takes about 30 seconds to swap tubing around so that it will de-fuel. I would suggest that you put an automotive filter between your gas can and what ever pump you decide to get.

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Old 03-26-2005, 06:31 PM
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Right on !
Old 03-26-2005, 11:10 PM
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http://www.cbperformance.com/

The hop up pump for the VW Beetle goes both ways. Ive had one for about 2 yrs.
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Who makes this pump and motor?
I would like to purchase the parts seperately.
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This is the pump I am going to go with. Its the same pump that they use in those $200.00 fuel pump can combos. They sell for $54.95 which is a lot cheaper than $200.00, I already have fuel line, fittings and switches ect.

http://www.tamjets.com/id51.htm
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Here guys, same pump as jersey and the rest of the guys, for MUCH LESS. (Same one they are using)

http://www.greylor.com/catalog.htm
half way down
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Hey John,
Which pump is the right one.

I think someone should right a small article on how to assemble your own gas fuel can.

$200 for a gas can is totally ridiculous [:@]
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

This has been done.
http://www.geistware.com/rcmodeling/articles/fuel_can/
Total cost is $75

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Hey John,
Which pump is the right one.
I think someone should right a small article on how to assemble your own gas fuel can.
$200 for a gas can is totally ridiculous [:@]
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Buy all the parts plus the shipping to get it to you, then sit down and figure how much time it took you to build it. Add a dollar figure to the parts and the time you spent building it. After your done and figure out how much time you spent doing your website then add boxes and the work to ship these things plus deal with the customers and THEN make a profit you see how quckly $200 becomes a reality.
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

True, but I am not in business I am in a hobby where time spent is expected to be part of it. I think I could put one of these together for less than $100.00 and about an hour at my workbench. Not knocking the product or the price its just more than I personally am willing to spend on a fuel can.
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Buy all the parts plus the shipping to get it to you, then sit down and figure how much time it took you to build it. Add a dollar figure to the parts and the time you spent building it. After your done and figure out how much time you spent doing your website then add boxes and the work to ship these things plus deal with the customers and THEN make a profit you see how quckly $200 becomes a reality.
Sorry,thats not true. Get a sig pump for $35,a radioshack project box for $5,a 3 way switch for $3. Wire and find some batts laying around the shop and you've got one done for les then $50. Took me less then 2 hours to assemble.
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:42 PM
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Buy all the parts plus the shipping to get it to you, then sit down and figure how much time it took you to build it. Add a dollar figure to the parts and the time you spent building it. After your done and figure out how much time you spent doing your website then add boxes and the work to ship these things plus deal with the customers and THEN make a profit you see how quckly $200 becomes a reality.
Sorry,thats not true. Get a sig pump for $35,a radioshack project box for $5,a 3 way switch for $3. Wire and find some batts laying around the shop and you've got one done for les then $50. Took me less then 2 hours to assemble.

Sorry but that is true, unless your've been in the business of manufactoring a widget you've no idea what it takes to make the widget and then make a profit. Most times the actual cost of the widget is the minor part. Paying taxes and insurance and paying the help and thier taxes plus all the other ancillary cost is what drives the cost of things up. I can build my own whatever and do so for a lot less normally than going out and buying one already made. Of course doing this as a hobby is one thing where your time means nothing to you but to someone in business trying to make a living it means everything.
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

My Sig pump fell apart internally after 2 months !!!
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Hey John,
Which pump is the right one.

I think someone should right a small article on how to assemble your own gas fuel can.

$200 for a gas can is totally ridiculous [:@]
The one in the middle that is the same the others are selling.. Get the 12v one..


$200 is rediculous, but goes to show how lazy alot of us are!
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My Sig pump fell apart internally after 2 months !!!
Mines going on 3 seasons.It's easily pumped 60+ gallons of gas.Even if you went with the pump JohnVH is talking about it still doesnt put you at the $200. I agree,its outrageous to pay that kind of cash for a fueling system.
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Default RE: Electric fuel pump for gas

Tower has is for cheaper,
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDJR7&P=7
I might fix me up one a these fancy pumps!

Joe
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I had 2 Sig pumps. Both died within 3 months. After that, I went ahead and bought the Abel Hobbies system. I figured at 40 bucks every three months, that "expensive" 200 dollar system was starting to look affordable.

Roger

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