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Batt in smugglers box... Where to mount fuel pump?

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I'm re-locating my battery to the smugglers box and deleting the battery boxes. I have a fuel cell and mounted the fuel pump in the smugglers box.

So now I'm not sure where to put it! The pump is kinda space taking because it's got an integrated pressure regulator and AN fittings on it.

Since the cell has top openings for the fuel line, I suppose I could just mount it right inside the front trunk, but I'd like something more elegant.

Ideas?

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Thanks Joe... Wouldn't be too hard since I'm running new fuel lines anyway. Anyone else?
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Nuthin' like a powder coated Chassis eh?
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Chris,

Put one IN THE TANK. Get the "black box" from ATL (I know you have a fuel safe cell but this will work OK) -- which is a plastic cube about 6" on a side, with three flapper doors in the bottom and an integral Walbro GSS340 fuel pump. The pump is OEM in the Mitsu Diamond-Star cars, I think, and flow is adequate.

http://www.atlinc.com/racing/page16.htm

I would pull off the fill plate (watch those sparks), pull out a couple pieces of the foam and notch them so you can put the box on the floor of the cell. When you stuff the foam back into the cell, it should hold the black box in place. You will have to drill a 1/2" hole in the fill plate for the bulkhead fitting for the wires.

It works GREAT. NO starvation, high pressure and volume, and the best part is, those pumps are only $85 a piece, vs. the Bosch/Barry Grant types which can run several times that. Hell, you could carry a spare (I do).

You may have to plug the outlets from your cell if they are at the rear bottom where the factory outlets were-- I don't remember if you converted to top-fill or not.

And while you are in there, how about a dry-break?

More info on the pump/specs here:

http://www.autoperformanceengineering.com/

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John,

I run carbs and so only need 4 psi..

Nice setup though!
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I thought it was best to mount the fuel pump as close to the fuel tank/cell as possible?
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Chris do you have enough room to mount the pump to the front crossmember? Thats where mine is.
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Tim,

Isn't it dangerous to have the pump exposed? I was thinking of mounting it somewhere that it (but more importantly the fuel lines) couldn't get hit with debris...

Chris no like fire.
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Tim,

Isn't it dangerous to have the pump exposed? I was thinking of mounting it somewhere that it (but more importantly the fuel lines) couldn't get hit with debris...

Chris no like fire.
That what the steel cover is for that mounts to the cross member and rear supports. I am using a late style which is lighter and stronger.
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Chris, your 930 has one of its two fuel pumps mounted on the front crossmember....

Porsche has mounted fuel pumps on the front crossmember for ages...

I cant get any pics for you as the permafrost has my car in itsd grips
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Chris - Here is a link to a page on the Gunnar site and how the mounted twin fuel pumps near the tank. You can have one of these brackets fabricated for about 50.00 or if you want one I'll get the place that fabricated mine to do one for you. It's really simple. So you mount this bracket just to the right of the opening for the smugglers box close to the right side fender ( looking from the front of the car). I can send you a couple of pictures of how I did it. I also am running PMO webers so I use twin facet fuel pumps that are 4-5psi.
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Thanks guys.

I may just end up putting back underneath.. *sigh* Just wanting something more elegant.

daloff, I can't see the link. Pictures are good!

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