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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 12:59 PM
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Hey folks,

I am just about to buy this Aeromotive fuel tank and the rest of their fuel system for my 68 Camaro. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AEI-18657/
Has anyone used one of these tanks yet or have any thoughts about it? I'm running a 540 with a carburetor. I'm going to use their regulator and do a return fuel system.

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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 01:06 PM
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What is your concern. Aeromotive is a respected company. One man's garbage is another man's treasure, you know?
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 04:12 PM
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Have you checked TANKS inc. out? They make the tank for a Aeromotive.
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 06:59 PM
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The biggest concern I have is I feel like I'm the first one into the pool with this thing. It looks like a great product, but I would love to hear someone say they run this tank, with a carburated motor, in a 10-second street car.

And I have seen the TANKS website- yes, the exact same tank but not the same pump.
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 08:34 PM
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Somebody has to be "the first in the pool". Why not you?
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 09:03 PM
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I am looking at the same set up, but for a 69. Found very little feedback on it. My concern is how well will it work in drag racing (1/4 tank of fuel) with the pump mounted in the front of the tank.
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I would want a bigger (more gal/lbs per hour) pump.
Larger fuel line, minimum AN8-1/2".
And the pump/ pick up at the rear of the tank in a sump.

JMHO.

I run an Aeromotive Eliminator pump, in the tank (sump pick up) with AN10-5/8" feed line.
My pump is maxed out with a low 9 second car on gasoline, the Eliminator moves almost twice as much fuel as the Stealth 340 in that tank.

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Old Jan 24th, 13, 01:18 AM
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I would want a bigger (more gal/lbs per hour) pump.
Larger fuel line, minimum AN8-1/2".
And the pump/ pick up at the rear of the tank in a sump.

JMHO.

I run an Aeromotive Eliminator pump, in the tank (sump pick up) with AN10-5/8" feed line.
My pump is maxed out with a low 9 second car on gasoline, the Eliminator moves almost twice as much fuel as the Stealth 340 in that tank.

---Bill.
The size of the pump is another concern for sure! But Aeromotive says this is a "paradigm shift" in fuel pump engineering- with their regulator and all the right components, this will support 1000+hp. (The math supports it.)

There is a baffle in the tank that keeps the fuel from moving away from the pick up, so I'm not too concerned about that. I have a stock style pickup with a mechanical pump that is doing the job now. But the mechanical system vapor-locks easily, especially with winter gas on a warm day- something I have been trying to cure for years... This high-pressure system without a pump bolted to the block will hopefully cure that.

I have my toe in the pool, but damn- the water ain't cheap!
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I have a 496 procharged about 800 plus hp easy I use the stock tank with a robmc 1/2" line and return pickup. The only thing is I make sure I have at least a half of a tank before I tromp it.
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I have a 496 procharged about 800 plus hp easy I use the stock tank with a robmc 1/2" line and return pickup. The only thing is I make sure I have at least a half of a tank before I tromp it.
Which fuel pump do you use.
Do you have 1/2(-8)fuel line up to the carb?
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Old Jan 24th, 13, 07:44 PM
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I use a weldon a1000. The Robmc pickup comes with -8 or -10an fittings. I use -8an to the regulator and back. THe regulator is mounted in the engine compartment and have a boost referenced regulator. It regulates fuel flow, it ads one lb ofpressure per lb of boost. I like the weldon or the magnafuel(Puller style) they are both pullers meaning they do not rely on gravity feed(this way I did not have to sump the tank and mount the pump low) and will run without overheating on the street. The weldon was much less $$.
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Old Mar 25th, 13, 05:16 PM
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Somebody has to be "the first in the pool". Why not you?
Y'all come on in- the water is fine! The Aeromotive tank is in and the car is running beautifully. Did it cure my vapor lock issue? Can't tell yet, but rock-solid fuel pressure all the way to high gear & high rpm.

The install was pretty easy. It has been a long time since I wired an electric fuel pump system- crawling around under the dash and snaking wires through the full interior isn't fun, but luckily I have a short memory. The plumbing was simple once we learned how the PTFE fittings worked. The only non-Summit fitting I used leaked. The pump is very quiet- it is all good!
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Old Mar 25th, 13, 08:30 PM
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Regarding the vaporlock issue...do you have the tank vented? Be a little cautious about returning fuel from engine back into tank. If you cruise around much it can really heat up the fuel in the tank then you have a new problem. Just my $.02 worth.
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Old Mar 25th, 13, 09:53 PM
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Heat up the fuel if it recirculates? I'm way more concerned that it would heat up dead-headed at the carb! That isn't a theory I had heard. But yes, vented tank. Aeromotive has that all taken care of- there is a vent port and they supply a vent end with a check valve in cast the shiny side doesn't stay up... THAT would be a new problem!
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Old Mar 26th, 13, 12:34 PM
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If you do a search on here about over heating fuel ...common problem if cruising any length of time in warm weather with return from engine.
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