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Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by trauschu, Jul 15, 2013.
I think thats about right for the Ricks tank? correct?
Nope I bought it all from them.
Sure is. Like a lot folks, there were very little options in the past and had to do what needed to be done. IMHO, modding a stock tank is no comparison. It may have only cost a couple hundred dollars, but the tank will be missing an important feature...baffles. The $600 for the spectre would be money well spent and no labor time.
It isn't necessary to have baffles with the LS1 fuel pump assembly as it uses the venturi return system to keep the bucket full at all times. I haven't had one issue with fuel starvation, and I have been at less than 1/4 tank with some very hard launches.
Does anyone know what kinda hp the pumps in these can handle?
The replacement pump is is an AC Delco thats rated up to 450 hp. I dont know
if the stock Spectra pump can. I have posted the flow info before.
Amazon sells the 78-81 tank for $373 (plus free ship for Prime), 4-6 week lead time though-
I may partake, but find the right AC Delco TBI pump to use with my carb/regulator setup. The original owner hogged out the filler neck to fit a regular/leaded pump nozzle more than 30 years ago, and I'm tired of listening to the old Carter electrical pump.
That's a good deal imo.. I'm gonna save that link for Amazon.. just in case I find a decent 2nd gen.. lol
This whole tank ordeal is what stopped me for going EFI when I had a 2nd gen.. Now, I'd gladly yank the LS1 out of my G body and drop it into a 2nd gen if I find one..
Thats a really good price. I paid more than that for the early tank and then had
to mod it and the car to work. But you do what you have too when there is not
another option available.
I am using a fuel pump for an 82 Corvette. It is rated at 14 psi, with that a Mr Gasket fuel pressure regulator part number 2015 for a return type system is also being used. Installed in June it is working great and is so quiet it is hard to hear it running with just the key on. A huge benefit is easy starts after the car has sat a few days. Pump fills the carb bowl in seconds, couple of pumps on the pedal to prime and set the choke and it fires right up. No more long cranking to get fuel to the carb.