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Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:11 pm

Anyone modify their existing fuel pickup to a larger size diameter. I'll be running new 1/2 fuel line, but want to remove and replace the pickup with a larger size tube, and retain the original sender. Was thinking of removing the 5/16 pickup tube and replacing it with something larger ( brazing it back in place) can't find a 90 degree bulkhead fitting, would use that.....if it would work.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:24 pm

Idk if this will help you at all but here goes. A impala/caprice tank is a bolt it and set up for a electronic fuel pump (idk the line diameter)
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:32 pm

That could be helpful, I didn't know that.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:36 pm

This was discussed a while back, the newer tank is bigger (and plastic) you will need the straps from the caprice, and the newer tank only used a in tank fuel pump. Wallyup (I think) has this set up in on of his cars.
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Post by pila on Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:35 pm

Summit Racing may have the 90 degree bulkhead fitting, and also Aircraft Spruce has lots of fittings. Replacing the line on the sender assembly with 1/2 inch tubing should be possible.

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Re: Modifying fuel pick-up

Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:19 pm

I didn't see any 90 degree bulkhead fitting in the recent Summit catalogue. Is that what a bulkhead fitting is for? With use of the plastic nylon washers. Nut,washer, piece you're going thru, washer, nut.... I can probably get away with a straight bulkhead then a 90 AN fitting ontop.
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Re: Modifying fuel pick-up

Post by bracketchev1221 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:33 pm

Try getting ideas from the robbmcperformance.com site. They make modified sending units.
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Re: Modifying fuel pick-up

Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:27 pm

I saw their site, they make a really nice looking sender/pickup, just a little pricey for me right now with everything I'm trying to do to the car, might be something I'll swap out later. Get the factory one modified first sorta thing.
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Re: Modifying fuel pick-up

Post by Wallyuph on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:52 am

dynchel wrote:This was discussed a while back, the newer tank is bigger (and plastic) you will need the straps from the caprice, and the newer tank only used a in tank fuel pump.  Wallyup (I think) has this set up in on of his cars.

I have the impla tank it was in the car when I got it. Will be gone today but will try and get a line size for you. Its not that big and the guy used the stock plastic line going up and back for return lines. They are the push on style connectors.

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