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Old 03-21-2004, 03:10 AM   #1
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Pump calved big time Thursday night ....flyin alonfg when heavy surging begain ....pedal to the floor hopin to make the next hill so i coast down it to the next lil town .....nope boggin real bad...just made the crest and stopped .........no fuel pressure ..no fuel at all ...pump no longer in this world ...packed it in....pushing 3400lbs of bitchy beast over the top of the hill ...fun starts now....coast down the mountain road ....no power armstrong steering to the Shell station ...phoned for the flatdeck towtruck to come take me home ...well its only a 100 klm ride home.......still in shop redoing fuel lines and new pump......Tomorrow i hope if not Monday... just when you figure all bugs are ironed out ....one sneeks in the backdoor.......... :( sheeeeeeeeeeez
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Nothin you can't handle Turtle

Let us know how it goes
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I'd love to see pics of you heaving that car! You probably sucked the guts out of the pump with that fuel demand

Are you going to use the stock strainer assembly, or port the bottom of the tank and go with an external pump? Is the new fuel rail done already?
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just curious, why are they re doing the fuel lines, they are hard plastic
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One word. LEAN.

The last dyno sheet I saw showed his AFR going way lean, regardless of the standalone fuel management system. It may only be one or two components, but you know Turtle. Upgrade everthing from the tank to the injectors, and make sure.

Do it right in a BIG way

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just curious, why are they re doing the fuel lines, they are hard plastic
Pure CFM there, The Tortuga has much greater fuel needs then anything on the stock setup could do.
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the fuel lines will carry enough fuel if the pump can deliver it. this is why i got a LS1 granetelli fuel pump, 255LPH
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You gotta remember the condition of stock fuel lines on a 92 chassis I've even thought of replcacing mine as a preventive measure. I think the main fuel line from his pump to the rail is just 'because'. It will provide a larger volume buffer to draw from in extreme fuel-demand conditions.

The fuel rail itself was confirmed to be a weak spot in the system.
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unless he plans on making like 500 hp or more, i really dont see the need to go that extreme. look at the fast 3800 cars, in their motor pics, they just change the regulator, injectors and pump
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Jeff, he'* already WELL over the 500hp mark. Has been for some time now. And that'* without turning on the Venom system.
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