Fuel pumps are this month’s focus for our Performance Tech section, as these are a crucial component for optimum performance for any car’s gas tank. While there are a few pumps out on the market, only Aeromotive Inc. has stepped to the plate with an easy solution to add an internal fuel pump to your existing fuel tank. In our world, it’s a great way to add the right fuel pump for your EFI system without having to swap out your already customized gas tank.
This hot trend to add EFI engine swaps and aftermarket EFI systems has been around for years and has become more popular than ever as manufacturers come up with easier ways for the average Joe to be able to tackle the job. It’s no secret why either; you can add ridiculous power and do it in such an affordable way that it’s a no-brainer. What makes these conversions so affordable is the ample supply of parts and kits available from the aftermarket. Until now, swapping out the fuel system has been a costly and time-consuming upgrade.
Block mount pumps aren’t an option on today’s engines. Carbureted pumps are not going to work with EFI and the tanks in these cars are not designed for EFI pumps. What do you do? Do you switch to a fuel cell? Do you try to weld in a big sump on your tank? Do you go all out and fabricate a custom tank? While all of these are options that will work, they can be very expensive, require a lot of work, and may not deliver the results you are looking for.
Why is in-tank better? Think about it. When is the last time you saw a vehicle come from the OEM’s that had an externally mounted fuel pump? By putting the pump in the tank, you virtually eliminate hot fuel handling issues like cavitations and vapor lock because the pump is constantly submerged, taking advantage of the column height of fuel on the inlet of the pump. Also, due to the innovative baffle or basket, you can control fuel slosh keeping fuel at the pickup point (the pump) at all times; even with low fuel levels and under extreme driving conditions.
That said, whether you are restoring a muscle car, building a street rod or doing your thing like building a Lowrider, the Phantom fuel system might just be the option for you. Check out how we installed this fuel pump into our stainless steel Cars Inc. Impala gas tank.
Hi Performance Lucas oil Products inc. Tech Tip of the Month
In this August Lowrider Garage “Tip of the month” series we discuss facts about Lucas’ Gear Oil. Changing out the gear oil on your differential is a very important service that usually goes neglected until the rear end blows out or breaks down. You can avoid all of this by changing out your oil as your manufacturer suggest. Today we looked at Lucas’ Synthetic gear oil, which is perfect for those who neglect their rear end on their vehicles.
Lucas Sae 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Oil
Lucas SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Oil is a non-foaming, super slick, long lasting lubricant specially designed for heavy duty or high performance applications where other gear lubricants just aren’t good enough.
This lubricant contains a special additive package that cushions gears and resists “squeezing out” under extreme pressure situations where other gear lubricants just aren’t good enough. Lucas Gear oil is also specially designed to stand up to high temperatures without losing its lubricity.
- Heavy duty
- High performance
- Stands up to high temperatures
To learn more about this specialized gear oil and other Lucas Oil Products log onto www.lucasoil.com.