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fuel tank outlet T

Post by damo99 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:09 am

i am thinking of using one of the cb style T outlets for fuel return
on my injection system for my splitwindow .
what are the pro's and con's of using this for fuel return ,,

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Re: fuel tank outlet T

Post by andy198712 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:08 pm

Pros:
No need to fix a return line to the tank
Ease of install

Con,
People say it causes issues with fuel warming up and causing issues as its recirculates.

I'm going to be using one as its easy to make a 12mm outlet from and 8 return. Will see how it goes :) might clean up the casting flash inside the T peice first for better flow from the tank

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Post by mads b (dk) » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:28 pm

What about venting air bobbles.... There must be a high chance that they are going to circulate in the fuellines

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Re: fuel tank outlet T

Post by Dale M. » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:10 am

How about a swirl pot between tank an pump to bring return line into and a place for any possible bubbles to escape...
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Post by Chip Birks » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:15 am

Dale M. wrote:How about a swirl pot between tank an pump to bring return line into and a place for any possible bubbles to escape...
Swirl pot still returns to the tank if I remember right.

I just did an in tank pump in my car. I tapped the stock outlet to 1/4npt and run my return into that spot. I run my pressure line out the of the top of the fuel pump hanger. No welding on the tank at all. Works really well. Pump is nice and quiet. I'll never build an inline pump setup again.

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Post by andy198712 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:38 am

Thanks cool! Using the stock fuel sender hole? Still got the fuel sender?

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Post by Chip Birks » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:09 pm

Photos here. No stock sender. Just poked a new hole and purchased a little hardware from http://tanksinc.com

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=131345&start=405
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Post by andy198712 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:15 am

8) nicely done

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Post by Steve Arndt » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:18 pm

Chip Birks wrote:Photos here. No stock sender. Just poked a new hole and purchased a little hardware from http://tanksinc.com

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=131345&start=405
Do you have a different sending unit and gauge?

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Re: fuel tank outlet T

Post by Chip Birks » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:28 pm

:lol:
My gauge is when the car stops running cuz it's out of gas. 1960 didn't come standard with a gauge, just like seat belts, and radios :wink:

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Post by Steve Arndt » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:43 pm

You can get a small fuel-safe ultra sonic liquid level transducer with 0-5v output. Slap that on your pump hangar assembly and tie it into your ECU.

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Re: fuel tank outlet T

Post by Chip Birks » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:45 pm

Sounds fancy. Wouldn't mind having an idiot light for fuel level. I'll look into that. Thanks for the info!

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Post by andy198712 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:35 am

float switch then would be easy, set it to a set height on your pump mount so when the level drops below that you can get a small LED light up or something?

along these lines

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DEVILSOWN-WAT ... SwzrxUvDKu

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Re: fuel tank outlet T

Post by Chip Birks » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:48 pm

I actually have something just like that in my water meth tank. It is hooked to the ecu to drop boost when the tank is low. Might be able to work something similar for the fuel although I have no problem doing something linear that the ecu can monitor(put a gauge on the ms dashboard) and then can kick a light on at a set point.

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