You’ve finally finished your kit car and you’re ready to head out on an cross-country adventure. As temperatures rise and you cycle through a variety of rural gas stations, your car starts running funny. Or worse, stops running altogether. That’s just one of the many ways that having the wrong fuel pump and fuel filter on your kit car can rob you of the pleasure of driving a reliable performance car.
There are a lot of reasons that having the wrong fuel pump or fuel filter can plague you with driveability issues. There are hundreds of different pumps, and most are designed for pretty specific uses. We’re going to focus on electric fuel pumps because most cars are now built using these instead of mechanical pumps.