In any system, whether it's cooling, wiring, braking, or plumbing, it's always good to go a little bigger or better than what you expect to need. The price difference is marginal to upgrade when you are initially building, but it's extreme when you have to start replacing stuff. That's why we're using really high-quality parts and high-flow lines and fittings to make sure we don't have any fuel starvation problems down the road.

PROJECT STREET FIGHTER
THE COST SO FAR
DESCRIPTION: COST:
The car: $3,800
Battery replace and relocation (11/08) $299
Radiator and fans (12/08) $1,398.12
Spindles, front brakes, wheels, tires (1/09) $3,067.04
Trunk rehab and toolbox (2/09) $40.48
Rack-and-pinion, steering column, and wheel (4/09) $3,012
9-inch rear and brakes (5/09) $4,631.02
Rear suspension (6/09) $2,918
Front suspension (7/09) $3,034
Engine bay cleanup with engine sale (8/09) -$394.75
Smeding 427 Windsor (9/09) $9,995
Keisler five-speed swap (10/09) $4,181.55
Fuel system (current issue) $1,956.79
Total: $37,938.25
WHERE THE MONEY WENT
Part: Part No.: Cost:
Rick's Hot Rod stainless tank and AC Delco pump N/A $1,200
Earl's screen type -8 fuel filter 230108ERL $34.95
Earl's Ano-Tuff hose ends misc $131.55
Earl's Ano-Tuff adapters misc $61.95
Earl's -8 Pro-Lite 350 hose (20 feet) 352008ERL $161.95
Aeromotive O-ring adapters misc $64.50
Aeromotive bypass regulator 13207 $209.95
Aeromotive fuel pressure gauge AEI15632 $29.95
Barry Grant carburetor line 140039 $61.99
Total: $1,956.79