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Harv
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EK283 wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2023 8:22 pm This has come about because here in NSW you are not allowed to send fuel back to the tank inside the boot so all the pump and connection will have to recessed into the top of it and under the floor. !!! PHEW.
For the young bloke's VL, I got a Brown Davis ally drop tank. It has twin Bosch pumps on a hanger, hung from the top. Inlets and returns are all top-of-tank, in the boot. My plan is to build a small box (... repurposed ally oven baking tray :mrgreen: ) and screw/seal it over the top as a removable cover.

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Harv wrote: Fri Jun 23, 2023 10:06 am
EK283 wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2023 8:22 pm This has come about because here in NSW you are not allowed to send fuel back to the tank inside the boot so all the pump and connection will have to recessed into the top of it and under the floor. !!! PHEW.
For the young bloke's VL, I got a Brown Davis ally drop tank. It has twin Bosch pumps on a hanger, hung from the top. Inlets and returns are all top-of-tank, in the boot. My plan is to build a small box (... repurposed ally oven baking tray :mrgreen: ) and screw/seal it over the top as a removable cover.

Cheers,
Harv
Hi Harv,

I got strict instruction that no part of the fuel return line is to be in the boot by Mr Engineer !

Because I am a model law abiding citizen his wish shall be my command !! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Errol62 wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2023 9:33 pm LiDAR: Light Detection And Ranging. Used in surveying and mapping to create point clouds for rendering into digital models of terrain, vegetation and structures. My dentist uses it to make crowns and implants. Commonly called laser scanning.

Old cars mate. It never ends. Certainly was a pleasure to finally see the beast, as well as you and the missus of course.


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We will find a quiet patch of highway next year somewhere between Wudinna and Norseman


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Errol62 wrote: Fri Jun 23, 2023 7:44 pm We will find a quiet patch of highway next year somewhere between Wudinna and Norseman ImageImage


Theres quite a bit of it ........ :wink:
When you're faced with an unpleasant task that you really don't want to do, sometimes you just have to dig deep down inside and somehow find the patience to wait for someone else to do it for you.


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Chev EK

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Greg I’m interested in this fuel injection and return lines ect as this will come up in my build with the ecotec motor. Although I have a Ute so there is no pump in the boot so to speak.

I was going to try to run the fuel pump from my donor car but need to make sure the tank I build accommodates the VS Fuel pump (which I believe is in the tank). I think Neil crosses this road with Frankenstein as well.


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Hey Belly I used the commodore fuel tank in Frank
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Hi Guys,

Sam, I will try and keep this up to date and step by step as best I can. There are a few ways you can set a fuel injection pump up, my way is with a full fuel return via the throtle body.

The BA BF &*#@ pump,
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Old tank out and a big whale mouth exposing a big black 9 inch !!!!
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New alloy floor pan will be sealed off and new tank will be below this, spare will be cumbersome but there is no choice,
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More updates this week hopefully.

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Got more goodies todays,

This is a weld on kit to suit the BA falcon pump.

It comes with weld ring and top ring to secure the pump, clip on cable adapter, fuel clip barbs gasket and all the screws.

Comes from EFI Hardware Melbourne. Just need the tank now so I can start chopping it up !!!!
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Looking good 👍

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MMMM needs bigger tyres !!!
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EK283 wrote: Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:26 am Tinkering now waiting for engineer to give me a flogging !!!

I was thinking how i could blue tooth a speaker to my phone for long trips and found these, they are made to fit into the old speaker hole then operate via a blue tooth control box, nifty i reckon.
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Sound is quite good although not going to break any sound records ! You can adjust the graphic equaliser on your phone to achieve the tone you like, oh and its stereo to boot.

Greg
Hi Greg,

That's an interesting speaker - Can you please tell the brand/supplier?

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Hi Andrew,

Gravelrash as per the link below.

https://www.gravelrashbluetoothaudio.com.au/

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So some bracing in the boot and the new tank.
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Out with the old in with the new, Ive got a bit of plumbing to do as well as some more wiring so a couple of days in the shed.
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Brand new Holley sniper 2, I am also going to change the distributor to a full electronic that is controlled by the Sniper computer.

I have my fingers crossed that this system works without the issues the old Analogue system had, some say the carby is better but I can't help myself I need to tinker !!!!

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Going to be awesome Greg. Heard nothing but good things. Biggest issue I’ve heard is sorting out in-tank pump, which you’ve done. Nice welding by the way!


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