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Holley Blue pump

Post  JBR-3 on July 22nd 2017, 5:29 pm

I'm trying to get a 302 car together, commuter/driver car.

I have an old Holley blue pump that should be just fine for the most part,
but I noticed that Holley says they are not compatible with alcohol/methanol.

My only concern is that nowadays all the 87 octane stuff has ethanol in it,
10 or 15 %, whatever it is. Do you all think that the old Blue pump will be happy ?

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Re: Holley Blue pump

Post  BBFTorino on July 22nd 2017, 6:44 pm

Keep a rebuild kit handy with you at all times. New seals & gaskets, as that is what the methanol attacks.

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Post  rmcomprandy on July 22nd 2017, 8:03 pm

JBR-3 wrote:I'm trying to get a 302 car together, commuter/driver car.

I have an old Holley blue pump that should be just fine for the most part,
but I noticed that Holley says they are not compatible with alcohol/methanol.

My only concern is that nowadays all the 87 octane stuff has ethanol in it,
10 or 15 %, whatever it is. Do you all think that the old Blue pump will be happy ?

NO  ... it has an aluminum housing and Buna rubber seals ... it will last for a while.

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Re: Holley Blue pump

Post  JBR-3 on July 22nd 2017, 10:34 pm

Well hmmmm, thanks gents.
Maybe I better buy a black pump.

Don't need a whole lot of fuel, but I do want the pump to last.

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Re: Holley Blue pump

Post  69F100 on July 23rd 2017, 6:57 am

JBR-3 wrote:Well hmmmm, thanks gents.
Maybe I better buy a black pump.

Don't need a whole lot of fuel, but I do want the pump to last.

I have a black pump that the seal went out on lasted about a year from alky. Called Holley at that time they told me the rebuild kit for it so I ordered it but no seal. I called them back then he told me the kit doesn't come with the seal for the motor shaft and they didn't offer a replacement seal for the shaft at that time they may now it's been a few years back. I went and bought a new a aeromotive pump and replaced it. Still got the black pump in a box might try to fix it one day
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Post  69F100 on July 23rd 2017, 7:00 am

Oh ya the black pump is very noisy to
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Re: Holley Blue pump

Post  JBR-3 on July 23rd 2017, 7:21 pm

After I posted I went to look up rebuild kits. They offer a pump rebuild kit
for the red and blue pump sections, but not for the black.
That must mean black pumps never fail !

I did look at Aeromotive and like what I see.


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