Were they taken with your phone? If so, it is due to the problem this site has with posting phone pics upside down. I have discussed it with them several times and they don't seem to be willing to put in the effort to do something about it. They blame the phones. I think the site software guys should be able to work out a fix. I don't recall this being a problem in the past.Don't know why I can't rotate the last 2 pictures. Sorry. Just turn your head 180 degrees
Haha it's okay. I was feeling lazy myself, but if I wanted to drive my car I had to get it figured out.Please post part #s for you FPR and fittings. I was either too dumb or too lazy to figger it all out myself.
The trunk isn't quite done right now but I haven't started any racing yet so I'm not too worried. Nothing is going to damage the fuel cell. Even with the factory tank in place it could do the same damage if the car flipped and bad accident 'hypothetically speaking for the worst.' The tank sits in a perfect channel with a thick rubber mat type thing so it doesnt ride plastic on metal.maybe this already came up, if so, sorry - but where (i.e. what sanctioning body) can you run wout a steel or aluminum case for the plastic tank? how is this safer than even the factory tank?
I read a lot of good things about the Bosch 044 that leaned towards the Final decision. I knew I would have to fix up an adjustable regulator in order to run it. I also liked the idea of keeping an oem fuel pump type. With the mounting clamp with rubber insulator, the pump is quieter than my low pressure pump.Interesting project. I run a car in endurance races.
For anyone choosing the Bosch 044 pump, when installed with the stock fuel pressure regulator it will boost the fuel pressure in the rail about 5 PSI due to its much higher volume. This rise in rail pressure allowed me to run a slightly modified 3 liter S motor with OEM 2.5 liter engine management - I'm definitely giving up some HP but it never burned a piston or has not damaged my motor- yet. I should have larger injectors and aftermarket engine management.
With an adjustable regulator you can choose your rail pressure. Also the Bosch 044 can support way more horsepower than any of these motors can make. I chose it because its available everywhere. A smaller pump would definitely suffice and draw less amperage. Sometimes in endurance racing you want to keep the amperage draw low so you can run powerful head lamps for night racing.
I see the need for some large lightening holes to be bored in those tank straps . Even the tank support RHS members could do with rows of lightening holes IMO. "We" are building a racing car after allGot some time to do some more updating..
Made my own tank straps.
If you're running a megasquirt system, this pressure regulator will be perfect for that. PM me or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions! I was blown away at how perfect this little guy fits. It's like it was meant to beThanks for the #s. I'm currently running a 1983 vintage FPR squished down to give me 43 psi. I guess "running" is a loose term as I haven't got the Megasquirt working yet.