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70coupe
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posted 11-20-2002 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I performed a fuel test on my fuel system. I came up with .528 US gallons in 30 seconds. I should be up around 1 gallon in 30 seconds.
Maybe thats why the car is lying down top end. I have a 3/8" line but there are some bends which will decrease the size. I think I'm going to put in 1/2" steel braided line from tank to carb.

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posted 11-20-2002 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are correct. You need 1 full gallon in 30 seconds MINIMALLY!

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posted 11-20-2002 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are correct. You need 1 full gallon in 30 seconds MINIMALLY!

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kid vishus
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posted 11-20-2002 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should see the firehose effect I get if I take a hose off the carb and let it free flow.

That very well could be your problem. What pump are you using now?

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70coupe
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posted 11-20-2002 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holley blue with the regulator set to 7 1/2 psi.My lines are 3/8 steel but I noticed some of the bends are as thin as 5/16. I will try the same pump with -8 steel braided fuel lines??

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posted 11-20-2002 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're not out anything by using the same pump with the bigger line. The bigger line may take care of the problem for now. I would try that first.

I never had much luck with the blue pumps. They either leaked like a pasta strainer, or didnt flow enough singley to keep up. I used 2 side by side into a y block then into 1/2" aluminum line for a couple of yrs. That seemed to work ok. Once I got down to around 11.60's, one pump wouldnt keep up anymore.

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posted 11-20-2002 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also could never get one single Holley blue pump to deliver one gallon of fuel in under a minute. Even with a 1/2 inch line it would just barely make it in 28 seconds or so.
I wound up as KV, with 2 of them run in series eventually and kept it that way until I went to the big HD killer billet stuff in 1999.

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70coupe
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posted 11-20-2002 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it looks like 1/2" is the way to go for now. My car runs high 11's so I should be getting proper fuel for my set up. Maybe down the road I can add a nice pump to replace the holley blue.
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bluestreek
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posted 11-20-2002 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Considering that if you run 1/4 mile in about 10 seconds at the strip, then it would take 40 seconds to do 1 mile. And if you need 1 gallon every 30 seconds, That comes out to 3/4 mpg.

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posted 11-20-2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another thing to think about is the fuel filter. I have one of those real "popular" Fram filters. (FRM-HPG1) They only have a free flow of 90gph. The Holley blue pump is supposed to free flow 110gph. The filter is the restriction. I'm going to ugrade my filter and maybe use a Mallory pump this winter.

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posted 11-20-2002 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to have one of these pumps before I switched to mechanical fuel injection. They used to have a pretty good product.
http://www.weldonracing.com/

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