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Well, all of you with electric fuel pumps, I strongly recommend this simple modification to improve your safety if you are in a serious collision.

I purchased Ford part # XF3Z-9341-AA inertia switch. It gets wired in series with the power to the electric fuel pump. I also purchased the mating connector, part # 96-7552.
The inertia switch was about $12.00 and the mating connector is about 10.00 at the dealer, but only $4.00 from a Ned R. Healy distributor (You can look up where your nearest dealer is at this site:
http://www.nedrhealy.com/home.html).

Anyhow, when the car is involved in a collision, or receives a serious shock, the switch contact breaks, cutting off the power to the fuel pump. I plan on wiring this in, and actually adding an LED to one of my accessory switch panels and label it as 'Self Destruct Enabled' for theft protection.

Anyhow, I think it is one of the best things to do on your car. All new fuel injected Fords have this type of switch somewhere.



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Sounds like a perfect opportunity to graft on a hidden kill switch in the same circuit.


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ya, I've done this, the hidden kill switch, on my electric fuel pump. Since, I removed the windshield washer pump and related stuff from my fastback. I wired with a relay, so once the ignition is on, i have to pull the washer knob to engage the fuel pump and the relay keeps it on until you shut off the ignition.

I've added a light on the dash, for when the fuel pump is on. I've forgotten to turn it on a time or two and you don't go very far with just the gas in the carb. *LOL*

It does sound like a good idea to add the inertial relay.

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Good suggestion. I added an electric a few months back. thanks!

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Steve,
Thanks for the info. I'd heard about this before and had planned on checking into it. I'm putting a fuel injected 5.0 in my '65 fastback in the future. I had no idea this was so cheap to do. Definitely worth the money.
Thanks again.
Bob
 
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