It's built no different than any other electric pump, conseptually speaking. They don't HAVE to be mounted below the tank. It's just better that way. You can put it on the roof, but it will have to work really hard to "suck" the fuel. they are built to push, muhc like a big block is built for Torque.
I used brackets hanging down from the wall of the trunk. pump is beside my rear diff cover, but the base is just barely visible from a rear-view squat.
The concensus here on TC seems to be to mount electric pumps lower than the bottom of the tank so that when the pump gets turned on, there is always the "weight" of gravity fed fuel. This will make the pump live longer and eliminate any dry starts.
I have read that pumps can be mounted in other positions, but also heard about "calling the tow truck" because a pump burned up.....your call. Good Luck!
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by riskyvt: I have read that pumps can be mounted in other positions, but also heard about "calling the tow truck" because a pump burned up.....your call. Good Luck! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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