Aeromotive Stealth Fuel Pump System - Supertanker
Once the fuel filter and pump...
Once the fuel filter and pump assembly are reinstalled to the sump, the baffle was stitch welded into place. This baffle will prevent fuel from sloshing about once inside the sump.
The baffled sump was set back...
The baffled sump was set back into place into the fuel tank and set at the predetermined lines. After double checking with the bubble level in all directions, Voorhees proceeded to apply small tack welds to the outside of the box to keep it in place.
Beginning at the rear of the...
Beginning at the rear of the sump, Voorhees welded a perfect bead to permanently affix the two together. He took his time and created small circles of bead to make sure no leaks were possible.
The fuel tank is thin to begin...
The fuel tank is thin to begin with, so Voorhees used a heli-arc welder for the final welds. The heli-arc allowed for greater control of the weld and prevented the tip from burning through. To keep warping from excess heat to a minimum, he immediately moved to the front of the box to begin that weld. Once the front and back were cool, he moved onto the sides.
Again, the eight small bolts...
Again, the eight small bolts were removed with an 11mm wrench. The fuel filter and pump assembly was then eased back to allow enough room to slip in the supplied gasket set.
Using the supplied grease,...
Using the supplied grease, we applied a liberal amount to the O-rings of the A1000 fuel pump and locked it in with the anodized bracket assembly and hardware. We then installed the 100 micron fuel filter and capped it off with the locking cover.
Our PST replacement tank was...
Our PST replacement tank was now ready for anything we could throw at it. All that was left to do was install the tank into the El Camino and plumb the lines to the engine. Stay tuned, we'll have the full install in an upcoming issue.