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    1. #1
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      Restomod tanks

      Admin, please pull if not allowed. FYI I came across some good deals on Rick's Tanks Restomod tanks. I don't know the guy selling these but he was local to me so I picked one up for a 68 Nova and one for a 69 Camaro. Apparently, these are blems but I couldn't find anything wrong with them visibly. I paid a lot more for my Chevelle restomod tank so I figured this would be a good deal for someone. Hope it helps.

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/18487951914...3ABFBM_KqFu8Jf

      Alex

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      Alex, I wanted to thank you for your posting of the Ricks tank, I ended up purchasing one and will swap out my existing one come spring time. It does have a few small imperfections that I can fix to my visual appeal, thanks again.
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      Hi, glad to hear it helped you. Always happy to pass along good deals. Thanks.

      Alex

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      Yep. I'm glad too. I picked one up for my 71 Camaro. Just got it yesterday.

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      Iíll vouch for these too. Picked one up for my 69 Camaro a few months back and it was perfect as far as I can tell.
      Bone stock 69 Camaro - Pro-Touring project in waiting
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      missed out on the 69 tank, it was purchased while looking at it on ebay, so I took a chance on the nova tank, looks like it can easily be made to work. It does look perfect also.

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      I managed to pick one up too for my 69 Firebird. Got it last week from the same guy. Canít wait to install it. Still need a pump. Iím not sure what else Iíll need.

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      You'll need to make sure you change the regulator if you get a 5th gen pump from any of the parts places like Rockauto. The guy with the tanks had some he had made for them that he sold me but you can also get it from Vaporworx. You will need the regulator and an adapter. I attached the links below. HTH-Alex

      https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/g5fpr/

      https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/fpragm5/

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      What is the purpose for the different regulator and adapter?

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      The guy told me that the GM FP puts out around 70psi and you need the regulator to bring it down somewhat. Since it's a single line output you can't use the two-line Corvette regulator everyone mounts on the frame rail. I bought my Restomod tank from Rick's Tanks about two years ago for my 65 Chevelle with an LS3 and he included the modified pump on it and I've had no issues for the last 12k miles. I guess if you have a regulator somewhere down the pike in the fuel supply you wouldn't need it.

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      The stock pump is intended for PWM control of fuel pressure. Either use a Vaporworx controller or change to a 60 psi regulator, also available from Vaporworx. The stock regulator pressure is much too high and only intended as a safety in the event of a PWM controller failure.

      Don
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      The pressure regulator in the Gen5/6 fuel module runs about 85psi. There are three main reasons for having such a high pressure:

      1) As Don mentions, in case something goes wrong with the OEM or VaporWorx PWM controllers where they run full speed, the regulator acts as a safety overpressure valve.

      2) When used in a PWM returnless system, the PWM controller is the pressure regulator. Having two regulators (mechanical and PWM) operating at the same pressure may cause an overlap. Which regulator wins?

      3) The most common need is for keeping line pressure down during key-off heat soak. Line pressures can easily exceed 150psi in a returnless system that has a check valve in the pump. Once the line pressure exceeds 100psi the injectors stop working, so the car won't start. The 85psi regulator keeps the line pressure reasonable and allows for clean hot engine starts.

      The current regulator offered for the Gen5 LS3/L99 pump (ACDELCO MU1959) can be found in the following link. No adapter is needed. https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/g5fpr/



      A wiring pigtail or plug components may also be helpful:
      https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/fmplugkit/
      https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/g8zl1whs/

      For those that put a lot of miles on the car or like to do long trips, the PWM controller is a better option. It reduces the power to the pump by at least 50% during idle and cruise, helping to keep fuel temperatures down and increase pump life. Every OEM today uses PWM returnless systems.
      VaporWorx. We Give You Gas http://www.vaporworx.com


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      Quote Originally Posted by CarlC View Post
      The pressure regulator in the Gen5/6 fuel module runs about 85psi. There are three main reasons for having such a high pressure:

      1) As Don mentions, in case something goes wrong with the OEM or VaporWorx PWM controllers where they run full speed, the regulator acts as a safety overpressure valve.

      2) When used in a PWM returnless system, the PWM controller is the pressure regulator. Having two regulators (mechanical and PWM) operating at the same pressure may cause an overlap. Which regulator wins?

      3) The most common need is for keeping line pressure down during key-off heat soak. Line pressures can easily exceed 150psi in a returnless system that has a check valve in the pump. Once the line pressure exceeds 100psi the injectors stop working, so the car won't start. The 85psi regulator keeps the line pressure reasonable and allows for clean hot engine starts.

      The current regulator offered for the Gen5 LS3/L99 pump (ACDELCO MU1959) can be found in the following link. No adapter is needed. https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/g5fpr/

      A wiring pigtail or plug components may also be helpful:
      https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/fmplugkit/
      https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/g8zl1whs/

      For those that put a lot of miles on the car or like to do long trips, the PWM controller is a better option. It reduces the power to the pump by at least 50% during idle and cruise, helping to keep fuel temperatures down and increase pump life. Every OEM today uses PWM returnless systems.
      Always learning from you Carl. Thanks.

      Don
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      1957 Buick Estate Wagon
      1959 El Camino - Ironworks frame
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      Quote Originally Posted by djorgensen3 View Post
      What is the purpose for the different regulator and adapter?
      I've used both Carl's adapter to convert the SS pump to constant pressure as well as the PWM module and both work incredibly well. Nice having just one line from the pump to the fuel rail. Any question and Carl is the man to talk to. Excellent customer service. He helped me several times last year and we figured out my fueling issues. (Ended up being bad fuel pumps from my used fuel pump assembly).


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      The newer regulators that VaporWorx offers do not need the adapter. We have these made specifically to use in the GM Gen5/6 Coavis module (Coavis is the manufacturer) and have a significantly higher output capability than Gen4 regulators.
      VaporWorx. We Give You Gas http://www.vaporworx.com