5.3 swap fuel system HELP!!!!

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    Gbrumf22 New Member

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    I am swapping a 5.3 into my 1980 z28 and i had question about the fuel system

    1 I wanted to run a in line fuel pump because it was a cheaper option,if i
    were to put this on my car do i just run a hose to my tank or what??? i have been told that i would need a sump? What internals do I need in my fuel tank.
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is a little better suited for this section.
     
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    Found that in the sticky in the High tech retrofits post.
     
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    Use TANKS inc, best bang for the buck

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    I would just use the spectre tank. Trying to mod the tank can be tough if you have no fab skills.
     
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    Not that i would advise it (although i have had no issues, its still a janky setup), but i cut the sock off the pickup tube, and with a piece of EFI hose attached the pump to the tube. You will have to disassemble the sending unit (possibly screwing it up) to get it in the tank. Like i said, not recommended but it is the cheapest option to get an in-tank pump. Personally, i would just spend the money on the spectra or tanks inc kit, if for nothing else, the piece of mind. Look at my swap thread in here for pics.
     

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