Yeah, I don't think I would want to be out in the snow putting on a fuel pump either. as for the placement, you will need to go between the tank switching valve and the manual pump. I would put it as close to the switching valve as possible. The electric power for the electric pump may be robbed from the key on hot wire to the switching vavle or as I did mine from the hot side of the coil when key is on.You will need to se if there is a good hot wire at the switching valve first and what amperage the fuse is, and check the guage of the wire to see if it can carry the extra load. If not, I would run the wire to the hot side of coil. If you want, you can also run a toggle switch to the pump, but I would hate for you to accidentally leave the switch on when you shut off the engine. Thats why I have mine at the coil, It comes on with the key. As fot the hole in the floor for access to the master cylinder, don't blame you. I would open it up a little also. be careful not to cut anything important. well all for now. Big Mike
Well back at the computer again, the heat wave in over again HAHAHAHA. They have a saying in oklahoma, If you don't like the weather, stick aroun, it will change in a minute.
Just curious if you got the manual fuel pump on. or is it to cold in you neck of the woods to mess with it. haven't heard from you in a couple of days. just wondering.
As for the elictric fuel pump, I didn't relly explain on how or were to install it. I mounted mine on the frame rail just over the rear axle. I cut a piece out of the metal fuel line and ran the electrical wire to the hot side of the coil. Make sure you have a fuse inline about 8 to 10 inches from the coil for safety purposses. The ground you can use the frame to ground the pump. Good luck, and if you need to call me here in my # 405-812-8204 Big mike
Send me all the q's you have, I hope I have the answers, I am retired but still remember a lot. Plus I am a GearHead. That seems to help a lot... Plus the 23+ years in a Mopar shop seem to help also. Big Mike
Thanks for the welcome Al, I do get a lot of attention with the old girl. No mine doesn't have a 440 in it, but a 318 believe it or not. It does have the 727 trans though. The 318 only has a 2 barrel carb on it but it still accelerates pretty good and gets fair mileage too.
Yes Al the 440-v8's are hard to start after they have been sitting this is a very common problem with the 440's I did know a mechanic that had a customer with a Dodge class-C motorhome with a 440 that put a electric fuel pump in for that very reason, I dont know if the engine started any easyer or not. My opinion on this issue is that if the engine started how it was supposed to when it was new then it should be starting normal now rather than installing an electric fuel pump try and find out why you need to prime the carburator with gas after it's been sitting more than a day, with my 1974 if it sat for a week or more I just had to pump the gas petal about ten times then it would start, if it sat a few months then yes I would have to pour gas into the carburator. I also had an issue when the engine was hot and i'd go to re-start it after maybe half an hour sometimes the engine would not want to start and I'd have to pump the gas petal alot to get it to kick over, 440's are tempermental engines but thay are very powerful whare as a chrysler 360-v8 is much less sensitive and starts much easy'er it is also has less power. So getting back I recomend you find out what is wrong rather than put in an electric fuel pump, Im sure that when the motorhome was new it would start after sitting a week without pouring gas down the carburator. You could have a rotted fuel line somewhare that could be letting air get into the fuel line(that happend to my brother with his 1971 montie carlo) he was pouring gas down the carburator if the car sat for more than a day. or your carburator gaskets may be leaking fuel out so that when you go to start it the carb bowl could be dry. or it could be somthing else. best of luck let me know how it turns out. Doug
Nice motorhome Al I had the 1974 verson until last year mine had the same layout as yours just an older verson had the same Dodge chassis to, Evean though I changed to A Dodge class C I still have my old 74 cruse air as my profile pic have'nt put up a pic of my class C on my profile yet, best of luck with yours, any questions about fixing- mantainance let me know Im familar with these vintage Dodge's. Doug
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