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Old 29th-November-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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Kansas City MO and surrounding areas.....good speed shops?

I'm still a newbie to MO. I'm looking for any good automotive speed shops around the KC/Lee's Summit/Independence MO areas. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.

If he is still there; he did the work on my engine. When I picked up my engine mine was the only GM block he was working on. The rest were Dart Big and Small M blocks. He had over a dozen high dollar engines going together in his shop.
Maschmeier Perf Engineering
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Blue Springs, MO 64015
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There used to be MO-PO Performance out in front of his shop I think they are closed now. They own the building Maschmeier Perf Engineering is in. They were a couple of older guys that had a small shop.
There is a street rod shop on father up Hwy 40; they sold a few things. Not much of an inventory.
Where your at Summit and Jegs are your best friends.
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Old 29th-November-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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Hey I'm really just looking for a shop locally that sells AN fittings to install a fuel pressure gauge.

I know Summit carries them but I wanted to get them today so I could finish up this install. Also Summit charges like a $10 handling fee regardless of how big or small of an item you get. That's why I like to save up and then get a bunch of stuff from there at once.

Now if I could only find a good speed shop around the KC area....
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Old 29th-November-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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Try this: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...ty&btnG=Search
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Old 29th-November-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
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Hey racing fan, I think he was hoping you could drive him there.
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WELL.....since I'm on the far side of the state - and at work to boot - I figured I'd introduce him to the world of Google..
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Tompkins over off Front street has some an fittings and Bills performance on north oak trafficway and 72nd street
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Old 30th-November-2008, 12:44 AM   #7
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WELL.....since I'm on the far side of the state - and at work to boot - I figured I'd introduce him to the world of Google..
Tried google before I posted and didn't find what I was looking for.
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Sometimes you have to play around with the wording to get what you want on Google. I hope my link helped you out
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Old 30th-November-2008, 01:07 PM   #9
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Watcha need? I keep some inventory but can have anything else same day or next. I am in Lees Summit, MO
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Well, I am trying to install an electric fuel pressure sender to the end of a fuel injection rail.

The rail has a 4 AN style fitting with a schrader valve in it.

I need an adapter to convert the 4 AN over to a 1/8 NPT fitting.
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Old 30th-November-2008, 11:38 PM   #11
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Well, I am trying to install an electric fuel pressure sender to the end of a fuel injection rail.

The rail has a 4 AN style fitting with a schrader valve in it.

I need an adapter to convert the 4 AN over to a 1/8 NPT fitting.
I may have what you need. Which part of your fitting is male and female? And what configuration do you need the fitting to be?
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Old 1st-December-2008, 12:03 AM   #12
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The rail and the sensor both have male fittings.

Therefore what would work the best for me would be a 4 AN female swivel to 4 AN male with a 1/8 NPT port tapped for a pressure gauge.

Even better if the 4 AN male side is tapped/threaded inside to accept a schrader valve.

If not that, a 4 AN female swivel to 4 AN male would work, I can get a 1/8 NPT female/female coupler to make work.
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Old 1st-December-2008, 01:12 AM   #13
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Unless I am catching what you want wrong, I take it you want to run your gauge and schrader out of your rail? Would something like this work if we tapped the port off to the side for 1/8 npt? http://www.godmanhiperformance.com/i...product_id=938
I may be able to better put something together if I saw the pieces.

I also found a 90degree swivel fitting on -4 with a gauge port at another place.
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Old 1st-December-2008, 02:08 AM   #14
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No....already have one of those.....

This would work:



Or maybe this:

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Old 1st-December-2008, 02:38 AM   #15
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I decided to take some pics to help get a better understanding of what I'm doing.

First off, this isn't a Chevy engine....it's a Buick engine.....a V6 turbo....as you would find in a Grand National:



It's also a fuel injected engine. Here's a close up of the end of the fuel rail where the male 4 AN fitting is next to the black cylinder fuel pressure regulator)....



An even further close up...



And an even further close up...notice how there's a schrader valve inside....



Now here's what I am trying to do...is hook up this Autometer fuel pressure sensor to the male 4 AN fitting at the end of my fuel rail:



I have this tee fitting, which is kind of cheaply made IMO (look at how thin that little tube is between the L and the female that threads on the end of the fuel rail).....



And I want to do this:



So if I were to use the tee fitting I'd need a female 4 AN to male 1/8 NPT adapter like one of these:



And then in conjunction with it, I'd use a dual female 1/8 NPT coupler such as this one:



But if at all possible, one of the fittings I posted above in the previous thread would also work.

The nice thing about the brass tee I have is it has the schrader valve inside like the fuel rail:

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