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I am trying to get back around to restoring the rover, and an issue I have been having is with the fuel.

It currently has an electric fuel pump (and has for many years) instead of the mechanical pump.

A while back I had the rover running and the carb started over flowing. I thought it was an issue in the carb and eventually replaced it. Over the weekend I had the pump on (hadn't started it yet). Heard the pump shut off then it kicked back on and all of a sudden the carb started overflowing. I am thinking that the bump is putting more pressure than the float is able to stop. Not sure why this is a more recent issue and not sure if the electric pump has an internal regulator that isn't working. Its an old universal pump that is just on the frame and will have to check the ratings. My dad said at the time he did the conversion the electric was cheaper than the mechanical but doesn't seem to be any more. The mechanical is $45 and I can get some 4psi electrics for about the same but then get expensive after that. Question, is it just as easy (better) to go back to the mechanical pump or get another electric (I honestly don't even know what I should get as far as PSI ratings, but know it doesn't need to be high)?
 

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I have a Carter 4070 electric pump and it plays very well with the zenith that I have on the rover. It is internally regulated for 3 to 4 psi and I hooked it up to a switch so that I can kill the feed if I need to or turn off the pump if I'm parking the car. I can turn on the pump with the car off and it will put some gas into the inline filter and then it will wait until the pressure drops as the motor starts. I've been really happy with this pump after all of the messing around with my old mechanical rebuild kits and having little success. Nathaniel
 
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