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02-05-2006, 07:52 PM
Hey guys, just wanted to say thanks for all everyone's help with my post so far! Ive been looking into fuel systems for the chevelle and I guess I'm going to have to spend the $$$$ on a quality electric pump fuel system. I hear Aeromotive is the best. What fuel systems are everyone running. I'm planning for a big block chevy with around 620 hp carbed. Any suggestions. Thanks Again

[email protected]'s Hot Rod Shop
02-06-2006, 04:57 PM
If you are looking for their complete system (hose, fittings, wires, ect...) I would just go with the 17242 Kit which is the A1000 Carbureted Kit.

The main piece on this kit for carburetion is going to be the Regulator which is p/n 13204 the A1000 Carbureted Regulator, and is adjustable from 3-15 PSI.

Damn True
02-06-2006, 05:34 PM
Is there a system that would work with a carb setup but also be capable of handling EFI should I upgrade at some point?

02-06-2006, 07:40 PM
The Aeromotive A1000 is great for carbureted applications and all you have to do is swap the regulator to a high pressure EFI unit later.
A1000 specs:
Carbureted - N/A 1300 hp
Carbureted - Forced Induction 1100 hp
EFI - N/A 1100 hp
EFI - Forced Induction 800 hp

[email protected]'s Hot Rod Shop
02-06-2006, 07:48 PM
You can use 13109 or 13101 Regulators for Injected Applications, and the 13204 for Carbureted applications.

02-08-2006, 06:41 PM
does this include lines to the motor?

02-08-2006, 07:13 PM
The 17242 kit contains everything.
A1000 Pump, 13204 Regulator, 12304 Inlet Filter, 12301 Outlet Filter, -AN Fittings, BSS lines, Relay Kit, Complete spool of wire for the pump, Electrical Connectors, O-Rings, Tie Straps, ...

02-08-2006, 08:17 PM
cool thanks man

Damn True
02-10-2006, 10:23 AM
You can use 13109 or 13101 Regulators for Injected Applications, and the 13204 for Carbureted applications.

Very cool, thanks.

02-11-2006, 10:32 AM
Here's an example of a dual pump Aeromotive fuel system layout.

02-11-2006, 03:53 PM
what would be the advantage of a dula pump system?

02-11-2006, 04:07 PM
I have a question as well. If you want to run a return line to the tank where is the best place to plumb it in at. Do I have to get a different regulator and pipe it off of it and send it back, which is what I think I need to do? Any Help? The pump I have is the Mallory Comp 140 with the #4207 regulator. I'm running a -8 line from pump to reg. to carb. SBC 520hp

02-11-2006, 05:09 PM
aonghus -
The need for a dual system is usually for higher horsepower applications where one pump just isn't enough. There are some big single pumps out there, but most either don't like running continuously or they heat the fuel up too much. There are pump boosters made by Kenne Belle and MSD to overdrive a single pump, but if you are using a low voltage controller, it and the pump booster "fight" so IMO it is just plain safer (and recommended by others) with the two. Plus, if one were to crap out, you can still drive home.

02-11-2006, 05:12 PM
Todd -
The best place to put the return is as far away from the feed as possible. That is why you usually see it on the top right or top left corners on cells with sumps. Less chance for fuel aeration. But, before you do that you might want to ask Mallory their recommendations for a return line with that pump/regulator combo.

02-11-2006, 05:39 PM
Thanks...still using the stock tank but I have enlarge the pickup line. But have to put some sort of bung for the return.

Jim Nilsen
02-12-2006, 04:20 PM
I don't know if you are interested or aware of the Racepumps mechanical fuel pump but it will work with both carb or efi according to them, here is the link.


Jim Nilsen

For some unknown reason the link is not working and the search for them thorugh google did not work either. You can do a search and get info from other suppliers with a google search. Just put in Racepumps and it will bring it up.

The link is working again

02-13-2006, 07:00 PM
on my 94 z with a 399 lt1,i run -10 from the pump to reg,then -8 to a y-block then -8 to each fuel rail,with a -6 return line.i use the elimator pump #11104,thr pro series reg #13110 and controller #16302.works great.

[email protected]'s Hot Rod Shop
02-13-2006, 08:34 PM
One thing we have found with return lines is that when they just dump into the tank the fuel has a tendency to foam up. When the fuel has a smooth transition to flow down this eliminates the foaming.
On our stealth tanks the Outlet and the Return are right next to eachother on the face of the tank. Inside there is an exensive amount of plumbing, the feed coming from our pick-up chamber and the return going down an opposite wall of the tank.

02-17-2006, 07:09 PM
Oh some one finally builds the tank the right way. :twothumbs I ordered a tank for my truck for the bed. I asked if they could put two pick-ups in it, "oh yea, no problem". They put both pick-ups on side of the tank with minamal baffling and just dumped the return at the top. When I go around a sweeping right getting on the freeway seems to lose pressure at the most inopertune times. But at least i knew its low on gas since after market sending unit didn"t seem to last too long. My rants over. :rolleyes:

Tech @ BG
02-28-2006, 03:33 PM
One thing to think about when running a return line. If you run the return back into the liquid the amount of fuel in the tank can affect your fuel pressure. The weight of the fuel will push on the return, and in some applications will affect the fuel pressure.