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2.3L ('83-'97) easiest low pressure fuel pump setup


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im putting a carb setup on my 88 long block, the truck is a stock 4.0 setup/fuel pump. i know i need a lower pressure fuel pump, 5-7 psi from what ive read? what kind of pump do yall recommend and what kind of setup do i need for my 2bbl carb?
 


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I'm pretty sure the 88 still had a lift pump in the tank and the high pressure on the frame rail. The lift pump will work with a carb.
 

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Yeah, that, just pull the high pressure pump in the framerail and put something in its place and bob's your uncle...
 

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Your 90 Ranger with a 4.0L should have a single high pressure in tank pump.

When I swapped a V8 in my 88... I installed a Holley blue pump on the frame rail and simply pulled fuel through the in tank pump. I also installed an in line pressure regulator for control of overall line pressure at the carb.

Maybe not the best way... but it worked flawlessly forever.
 

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Oops... I'm on mobile and didn't see he had a 90 truck and an 88 block.
 

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Your 90 Ranger with a 4.0L should have a single high pressure in tank pump.

When I swapped a V8 in my 88... I installed a Holley blue pump on the frame rail and simply pulled fuel through the in tank pump. I also installed an in line pressure regulator for control of overall line pressure at the carb.

Maybe not the best way... but it worked flawlessly forever.
Doing the same but I think I have a red Holley.

In tank pump is probably the way to go but they don't last very long and are a PITA to swap out. A frame mounted pump you can easily swap in a parking lot.
 

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Yeah, I even re read that and missed the 4.0 part... there's a bunch of Walbro low pressure in tank pumps that I'd probably trust... would likely take a little rework on the down tube
 

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