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Old 27th-December-2012, 01:22 AM   #76
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I bought a new stock tank from rock auto for $100 and added a return line thru the sending unit with a inline high flow electric pump. It all worked well.


I have my return line plumbed into my filler neck. I'm going to unhook my lines and pump the gas out first to see how bad it looks. If it looks bad I will do what you did and buy a new tank and be done with it. You got any pics of the return line you welded in? I'd rather do mine that way but mine was pretty crusty so I went to the filler tube instead. May redo like yours if I need a new tank.


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Old 27th-December-2012, 07:17 PM   #77
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I just drilled a hole in a place that was clear of things and soldered it in place. I directed it away from the float and sending unit so it wouldn't wash things down. There isn't much pressure on the return side but make sure to use fuel injection high pressure hose to connect to the pump or any where else rubber line is used.



This is an old high pressure fuel pump that was installed with my system. They are pretty expensive but I bought a new one but haven't installed it yet. This one is working fine right now. It does run real quiet for electric pumps.
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Old 27th-December-2012, 09:16 PM   #78
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Old 30th-December-2012, 11:20 AM   #79
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Got my fan mounted up. May cover the rest of the radiator to help cooling.



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Got most everything installed and tightened down. Still need to hard mount the air filter and zip tie a little more areas of wiring to make sure everything is in place.



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Old 30th-December-2012, 02:52 PM   #81
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Old 1st-January-2013, 08:43 PM   #82
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Got it running finally. Had air in fuel lines and took forever to get that bled. Then got it started and thermostat stuck shut and temps went up to 220 very quickly. Took the thermostat out and ran it again with no problems. Temps stayed at 190 the entire time with no fan running. Got the timing set at 10 degrees. Found a leaky fuel filter so I gotta replace it tomorrow. Still have to tidy up the wiring under the dash, paint the exhaust manifolds, valve covers, and alternator bracket. After that it will get some new exhaust on it and then planning on driving the snot out of it.
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Here's a video of it running with open exhaust.


Here's on making sure the 700r4 is working properly.



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Sounds good. What mufflers are you planning on? Mine has Magnaflow and sound just right. Just enough to sound powerful but not too loud at cruising speed. I plan on changing over from the single wire 02 sensor to the three wire heated unit. It seems that it takes too long to warm up and run smooth right now with the single wire unit. Sometimes we have to fool the computer.
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Sounds good. What mufflers are you planning on? Mine has Magnaflow and sound just right. Just enough to sound powerful but not too loud at cruising speed. I plan on changing over from the single wire 02 sensor to the three wire heated unit. It seems that it takes too long to warm up and run smooth right now with the single wire unit. Sometimes we have to fool the computer.
I don't know what mufflers i'm going to use. I want something quiet on it. My other hot rod has 3" race flowmasters dumped, gear drive, lumpy cam, big stall so this one needs to be tame. I just want a nice quiet cruiser. I want to be able to hear the radio in this one!
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Got it on the ground and 99% buttoned up. Exhaust getting done Friday. I hope I have a good test drive this weekend!





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Very Nice Project you have going there!!

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Exhaust is done. Went with 2-1/4" pipe and some quiet mufflers. They said they were "turbo" mufflers but they are very quiet and I am pleased. The shop, Queen City Muffler, in Clarksville tn did an excellent job.






Here's a problem that came up... Need to move the filter somewhere else. It is right where it doesn't need to be for sure!



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You could build a aluminum heat shield. Looks like there would be plenty room so it didn't touch the pipes.
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