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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 20, 09:22 AM
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Re: Fuel tank setup; experience and opinions please

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MU1959 can be used on a naturally aspirated LS3.

MU2101 is a ZL1 pump used with a LSA engine. You have a lot of spare capacity. A PWM controller will slow your pump down to make it perform like the MU1959.

MU10235 is the CTS-V LSA engine. It is capable of more flow and pressure. It is more money. Somewhere in the $600.00 range.
You guys have inadvertently saved me a headache. I did accidentally purchase the ZL-1 pump which draws a lot more power, runs a lot hotter and frankly is overkill for my application. Although Carl confirmed it will work with the constant fuel pressure regulator I purchased it's not ideal. I am going to swap out for the 1959 since the PWM is almost $450 and a new pump is just a little over $100. Live and learn I guess...

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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 20, 10:49 AM
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Re: Fuel tank setup; experience and opinions please

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You guys have inadvertently saved me a headache. I did accidentally purchase the ZL-1 pump which draws a lot more power, runs a lot hotter and frankly is overkill for my application. Although Carl confirmed it will work with the constant fuel pressure regulator I purchased it's not ideal. I am going to swap out for the 1959 since the PWM is almost $450 and a new pump is just a little over $100. Live and learn I guess...
You can sell that ZL1 pump for good money.

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Re: Fuel tank setup; experience and opinions please

For a mechanically regulated setup there is negative benefit to having too large of a pump. More heat, less life.

Like Don said, the ZL1 will sell.


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post #34 of 38 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 20, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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As follow up I have finished the conversion. This was an easy and straightforward project with the kit supplied by Carl of Vaporworx. The details are in my build-thread if anyone is interested. I'm very happy with how this turned out.

Tank - $91 eBay; by right stuff
Everything from Vaporworx - $300
Fuel pump - $105 AC Delco for 2012 Camaro SS from Rock Auto
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Re: Fuel tank setup; experience and opinions please

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This is what I am using. It might not be right for you, but it is an example of
one of the options available.

Ricks restomod tank 15091 $384 includes straps, fuel module locking ring and gas cap. No mods to your car. Bolts right up. 18 gallons.
Gas tank fuel level sending unit 10090 $109 Tube style, or you can use the one on the fuel module. Tube style is supposed to be accurate.
Fuel Module AC Delco MU2101 $210 (Camaro ZL1 fuel pump, includes O rings) No need for an external fuel filter.
Vapor Worx PWM controller 443.35

Total: $1146.35 The prices includes shipping to my house.

A bit overkill now, but if you increase the power of the engine, the fuel system is ready needing no future modifications.

The Vapor Worx website is very frustrating. There is a lot of general theory but nothing specific how the controller works. If you talk to Carl about what type of control algorithms are used, he gets very quiet. The instructions are very good that come with the unit. They are not on the website. The quality of the wiring far exceeds my AAW wiring harness.

it seems summit jacked up the price of the restomod tank part# 15091 to $439.99

rock auto has the MU2101 pump for $185
and the MU1959 pump for $108

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The tanks Inc setup with a Corvette filter regulator works like a champ and is quite affordable.

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Re: Fuel tank setup; experience and opinions please

Seems like I'm too late to the party, but I did this conversion a few years ago. I opted to modify a top fuel ring from a Colorado I found in a pick a part yard. I made my own fuel recess and mounted the ring with stainless bolts. I've been using it for about 1500 miles with zero fueling issues.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/241-l...maro-tank.html

OP, What are you doing for a fuel level sender?

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Re: Fuel tank setup; experience and opinions please

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Seems like I'm too late to the party, but I did this conversion a few years ago. I opted to modify a top fuel ring from a Colorado I found in a pick a part yard. I made my own fuel recess and mounted the ring with stainless bolts. I've been using it for about 1500 miles with zero fueling issues.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/241-l...maro-tank.html

OP, What are you doing for a fuel level sender?
I like what you did Ryan. I realized after I had the kit that I could have bought just the ring and bent up my own recess to weld in. Oh well. For the sender, I'm just using the stock 5th gen sender on the module. I have Dakota Digital RTX gauges that I can program for the 40-250 ohm sender.

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