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RPM PROJECT CAR 1

FUEL SYSTEM & WATER/METH INJECTION

>> We get a little fuelish with our third-gen Camaro project car

by

Blake Robinson

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ith all the rain we have been getting, our time in the shop has been limited the past three months. Someone actually joked the other day that we should be building a boat instead of a car, but that’s not gonna happen. Before we get back to the completion of the hot and cold side of our turbo and the installation of the fuel system next month, we thought we would go over some of the components we will be using. The need for more efficient fuel systems has grown over the years because of the improved airflow being provided

by high performance carburetors, intake manifolds, and cylinder heads. The correct volume of fuel that is needed to support the amount of horsepower that the engine can produce can be crucial. Attention to this important detail will have a substantial impact on wear and tear on the parts in your engine, its overall performance, and even winning a race. While we at RPM are happy to assist in presenting you with the basics, there really is no substitute for personalized tech support. Don’t hesitate to consult a tech specialist if you have questions about what part or parts you should use for your specific application. That

is what such individuals are there for, and the only stupid question is the one not asked. When it came to our fuel system, we thought long and hard about every component that we would be using, and yes, we left ome room for the ability to support future upgrades. Our system starts out with a front-mounted aluminum four gallon fuel cell from Rhodes Race Cars. In addition to RRC carrying a large quantity of race car parts, they also provide state-ofthe-art precision machining services to the public. After speaking with Josh at RRC we chose several upgrades to our custom built cell and had it powder coated red as well.

The bulk of the components being used for our Project Back On Track Camaro fuel system are from Aeromotive Inc. Aeromotive believes that performance means reliability, longevity and durability and this is the philosophy they have built their company and their products around. Every product that leaves their facility has been tested to the strictest standards and is guaranteed by Aeromotive for integrity and reliability. We will be using an Aeromotive 11104 Eliminator pump that features their dual chamber pumping mechanism. This pump is capable of producing 25% more flow at pressure than

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1: Aeromotive recommends using only 100-micron P/N #12304, #12302 or an acceptable equivalent in pre-pump fil ers. Use of an improper fil er can cause more problems than it solves by creating inlet restrictions. These restrictions create vacuum, which causes cavitation, which in turn can lead to fuel pump damage. their very popular A1000 fuel pump. It is suitable for up to 1,700 HP on forced induction or 2,300 HP naturally-aspirated carbureted engines, making it a perfect fit for our blow-through turbo application. An inexpensive insurance policy to protect your fuel system’s perfor-

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