Fuel & Cooling

The original fan used on Studebaker V8s. I’ve installed the fan for the engine break in. I had to remove the Sanden compressor so the fan would clear it – even with the original fan spacer it was hitting. But that’s not an issue. I have a large puller fan which I will be installing after the break in is done. I’ve also removed the PS belt. I’ll get that going, again, after the break in process.

The electric fuel pump in place. Not in the photo is the nickle copper line I formed to follow the frame over the axle. I then ran a short piece of 3/16″ rubber line to the tank. The white blob on the left is the pump ground. I ground off the frame to bare metal, drilled and mounted the ground with a large sheet metal screw and then smeared silicone around the contact to keep it from rusting. I still have to run the power line to the oil pressure switch.

All the lines hooked up to the oil pressure switch. Power from my accessory power point is run to one side. The other side is connected to the pump. Also on the pump side is a power line from a press-on button under the dash.

The button is between the hood release and the vent knob. It will supply power to the fuel pump from the accessory side of the ignition bypassing the oil pressure switch. That way I can fill the carb after the car has been sitting for days or even weeks. To the right of the vent knob is a 12 volt relay. I have run a lead from the accessory side of the ignition switch to the relay. To the right of the relay is Studebaker junction block ( I forget now where it is normally used). I decided to use this setup to take the load off the ignition switch as I will be adding a fuel pump, AC and an electric fan to the circuit in addition to the rest of the electric accessories.

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