In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

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woodsbuggy1
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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by woodsbuggy1 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:24 pm

AN fittings work well and are easy to find in NPT, not sure if they fit your quick disconnect desire though. Most quick disconnect fittings are plastic and work well with plastic fuel line just depends on what you like. I prefer steel line with short pieces of rubber at flex points.
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Max Welton
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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by Max Welton » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:40 am

Yeah I should keep it simple under the tank. Already laid hardlines in the corner of the tunnel and pan (passenger side) and am using FI hose between those sections.

But I've never liked the long hose run from the chassis to the engine. I'll come up with something better there.

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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:13 pm

Bending hard lines is fairly easy... with the right tools. I have a bender that allows tighter bends than most w/o the problem of the lines creasing on the inside.
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I bought one like this several years ago and so far it has worked well for tight smooth bends of both fuel and brake lines. As I remember it was fairly cheap at the time. I have used other styles in the past but tight bends were a problem.

The two wheels are for different line thicknesses with one having two line capabilities using it.

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This shows several other types of benders some with the impression that you can do some very tight arc bends.

For many reasons I prefer metal tube lines rather than soft lines... with a few exceptions that is. The fancy stuff is good for show but can often be a problem in more rugged use situations.

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Max Welton
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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by Max Welton » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:10 pm

Well I could have chosen the hole placement better. The cover is directly above the tubes in the chassis. If I had placed the cover to the right (closer to the MC) the hose runs would have been cleaner.

This will work. Access to the hoses will be from the right (passenger) side with the wheel off.
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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by risk » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:35 pm

I like it! Nice and simple.

Aeroquip makes nice quick disconnects but aren't cheap $$$.

If I had it to do over again, I would add some sort of drain valve, or tee/valve where I could power the pump on and empty the system. Right now I remove a line off a fuel rail, add an extension hose, run to a fuel jug, then power the pump on to drain the system.

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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by Max Welton » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:56 pm

Yeah I do the same thing except I disconnect the return line under the car by the transmission.

I'll mock up the inside bracket when the borescope I ordered arrives to help me get the pump location right. I've always wanted a borescope ... so many uses.

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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by andy198712 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:26 pm

great looking setup! i've been looking at that Holley mat since it came out, waiting for someone to make a cheaper version....

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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by Clatter » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:25 pm

FWIW, it always seemed to me that it might be good to use a later model tank?

They had all of the provisions for FI built right in..
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Re: In Tank FI Pump Solutions?

Post by Max Welton » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:41 pm

Yeah, when I squirted the 68 that was handy. Of course 68+ tanks have the filler in the wrong place for a 67.

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