Hello Captains, This is a subject that has many threads over the years. But now I am faced with it and after reading many of the older posts I do not come away with a definitive decision. My Starboard fuel pump, 427/300 gave up the ghost today. Spraying fuel since the PO did not drill and tap and insert a visible hose. Luckily I smelled it immediately. My port engine has been converted to electric. It has the proper set-up for oil pressure shut off. I carry two spare electric fuel pumps on board since I knew this day was coming. I know the mechanical can be replaced, but I know it is a real challenge to get out. For those of you who have faced this, should you stay mechanical, or go to electric with the proper safety shut off's? I know this is easier. I have the parts to go either way.
Your thoughts are appreciated.
Good Afternoon. Did you ever put in the electric fuel pumps ? If so how hard was it to do ? Thank you Augie
Yes I did. It was work, but not terrible. I recreated the oil pressure manifold for the safety switch, and ran wire back to the tank. From there it was pretty straight forward. I did not remove the old mechanical. All is working fine.
I would stay with mechanical fuel pumps. Electric is a fire hazard. Electric tends to flood carberators out running for a time.
Matt is that because of access or other reasons?