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post #61 of 339 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 13, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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No strainer on the pump

I didn't mean to freak you out Phillip...just some VERY early mockup shots to show that the pump will fit through the factory access hole...

(I've installed a lot of intank pumps...I'm aware of the pitfalls of no strainer.)


EDIT: Phillip, your posts are what inspired me to try it this way first...
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post #62 of 339 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 13, 10:20 PM
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Yes I see that now, sorry for jumping to the wrong conclusion.

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Yes I see that now, sorry for jumping to the wrong conclusion.

Oh, I totally understand. It's no problem...your my inspiration for trying it without a tank modification...
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My inspiration was being told it could not be done

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nice write up here;

http://www.gearhead-efi.com/gm-ecm-p...onversion.html

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this is a decent looking option as well;

http://bangshift.com/blog/efi-conver...r-install.html

not sure how it would work in your vertical tank though?

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post #67 of 339 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 13, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Lee, these are both great options if you have a conventional, flat, under car tank...

The wagon's vertically mounted tanks with their long pickup requirements...and very narrow top just don't lend themselves to access hole modification...
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yeah, as i figured. just thought some of the others that stumble on your awesome thread see some other options.

looks like you have come up with a very elegant solution!

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I really wish you would hurry up and finish this so I can start on mine and know what the hell I am doing.... kind of
Love seeing the progress. Do you think or do you have to do any other tank mods other than the new pump?
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post #70 of 339 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 13, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think or do you have to do any other tank mods other than the new pump?

I have to add a return line...hopefully that's it.
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IMO the need for a baffle to prevent fuel starvation on a fuel injected application would not be necessary due to the shape of the tank in the wagon.

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IMO the need for a baffle to prevent fuel starvation on a fuel injected application would not be necessary due to the shape of the tank in the wagon.

This is exactly my thought on this also...

I'm not going to cut up my perfectly good wagon tank unless I would have to as a last resort...(I have a couple of ideas for a custom "fuel cell" in the rear well area of our wagons.)

Keeping with the fuel system theme...I finally decided on what I'm going to use for fuel line and fittings...

I'm going to use a mix of Parker "Push-Loc" 37* JIC fittings and a few -6 AN specialty fittings for attaching to my filter and fuel rails...

I'm using Parker "801" series synthetic hose and 3/8th's/-6 hard line to get from the tank to the engine. (801 is rated at 250psi and is fully compatible with alcohol based fuels...think E-85 eventually.)

Ill try and have pictures of some progress tomorrow.

I visited my "local" (think 120 miles one way!) Parker store today and got enough parts to get started.
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I'm really digging this project, can't wait to see an update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #74 of 339 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 13, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Worked on the fuel system a little more today...modified my pickup/sender assembly...

I wasn't lucky enough to have a pickup assy with 2 pipes in it...so I modified mine like Phillip did...


5/16th's hole drilled and elongated...


Needed to remove the end of the supply line tube so it can accept the Swagelok 37* AN fitting...



Swagelok stainless steel fitting...



"Special" holding fixture to keep everything in line before brazing...



Semi finished project...(I'm going to run my lines through the "hole" that the sender wire came through.)

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Nice work, what did you use for the return? Looks like it has the end for a hose/clamp attachment.

I drilled a smaller hole and then used a tapered punch to make an opening like the factory used. It allows for more surface area to anchor the pipe, I also silver soldered the 2 pipes together for added support.


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