Installing Electrical Fuel Pumps in Positive-Ground Cars
Using Negative-Ground Pumps in Positive-Ground Vehicles
Electrical fuel pumps with two wires (such as the Facet Cube-Style pumps) are easy to install in positive-ground applications. The body of the pump is not part of the circuit, so wiring these pumps for positive-ground is as easy as reversing the wires. Simply connect the red wire on the pump to the vehicle chassis, and connect the power lead from the vehicle to the black wire on the pump.
Pumps which ground through the body (such as the Facet Cylindrical pumps) require the addition of our Part No. 1130 Facet Fuel Pump Mounting Kit (sold separately). The rubber isolators in this kit insulate the body of the pump from the chassis. Connect the positive wire from the pump to the vehicle chassis, and connect the power lead from the car to the pump body as shown.
Note: Avoid using conductive fuel lines such as braided stainless hose or metal tubing in these installations. At least a short section of rubber fuel hose is necessary to prevent short circuits.
This article was first published on 3/1/2011.
It was most recently modified on 3/26/2015.