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.
The Aeromotive regulator we...
The Aeromotive regulator we chose comes with a small bracket to make mounting easier. We set the bracket on the firewall with the regulator attached to visualize the cleanest routing of the fuel lines. When we were set on a position, we scribed around the bracket and drilled the holes for the mounting screws. We needed to mount the regulator before building the lines so we could be sure of the correct lengths we would need.
With the regulator mounted,...
With the regulator mounted, we built our lines from the tank. Here you can see their exit from the front of the tank behind the differential. The tank came with two 3/8-inch NPT female fittings, one for the feed and one for the return line. We used Earl's Ano-Tuff and Pro-Lite 350 hose to run the length of the car. We replaced the stock 1/4-inch line with -8 that has a 1/2-inch id. An ignition-armed, positive 10-gauge wire and matching 10-gauge ground is all the tank needs to run.
On the feed side, about 2...
On the feed side, about 2 feet from the fuel tank, we mounted the Earl's screen-type fuel filter. It has a -8 male fitting on the front and back of the filter body to connect our lines to. Make sure to install this in a safe, accessible area. We put it between the rear wheel and the front of the rear frame section.
The last stop on our plumbing...
The last stop on our plumbing adventure is the carburetor. To get the fuel from the regulator outlet line to the bowls, we used Barry Grant's -6 inlet fuel kit to hook up to the 850-cfm Mighty Demon.
Meet the Aeromotive 13207...
Meet the Aeromotive 13207 regulator. This regulator is set up to work with many types of engines including supercharged and naturally aspirated. It features a boost/vacuum port for reference; we left it uncapped for our application. The regulator is mounted in such a position as to provide a straight shot to the carburetor inlet line. We made sure to give that line enough slack to compensate for any engine rocking. It's also got a gauge port to keep an eye on the pressure.
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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 |