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Old 10-26-2007, 12:27 AM
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Aeromotive 1000, 5/8" pickup installed

Sorry for no pictures, those are tommorrow....

My stock fuel pump decided it didnt like me last week, after it being in use for 171K miles, and having the worst fuel starvation problems ever last year. So of course i couldnt be happy just putting a stock one back there. So I installed an Aeromovtive 1000black, to replace old stocky. This pump, is not as loud as I thought it was going to be, it has a slight hum to it, and it is only noticeable at idle. I did make my own adapter to get it to bolt up to the stock frame mounting holes. I also wired the pump up through a relay like suggested by Aeromotive, and most other people.

They recommended a -10 fuel line from the tank to the filter to the pump and -8 from the pump to the y block. So I decided to go with the 5/8's pickup, homebrew style. I ordered the bulkhead fitting from summit while doing my regulated return, so i already had the bulkhead fitting to go thru the sending unit. A hydro shop had the stuff I needed for in the tank, and instead of order from summit racing all the other fittings, I stopped at a parker supply store, and got all the fittings and fuel line for 100$.

I also relocated my dahl down to below the body. The reason being, where it was, I couldnt change the element without taking the whole thing off. I also remember reading something about it being placed lower than the tank(not sure but ive seen others do it).

Now that it is all installed, wow, no fuel pressure drop at all under any conditions. Right now its set at 68psi due to the fact I have not readjusted my regulator for the new pump yet. My fuel pressure gauge is boring now, it reminds me of the dummy gauges from ford. Hopefully, this will support some big sticks.

Pictures tommorrow, again sorry, but ive had a late last couple nights, and I need to take a break lol.
 
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Great work. Take a break from that truck and go split some wood John. Therapy I like to call it, as long as you are doing it. I like to cook with gas here in man town. Push button type stuff.
 
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Oh im gonna be relaxing tonight, after this last week(between goin to college, work, and my truck), I need a break so Im going to hang out with Budweiser.

Here the pictures of the fuel system. Enjoy.
Gotta compare it to a beer can...




 
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That pump is HUGE.
The pump that I put in is a little bit smaller than that beer can, LOL.
 
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Hmmm, that's a HUGE pump. Wow. Dang. What are the yellow wire looms?
 
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Hmmm, that's a HUGE pump. Wow. Dang. What are the yellow wire looms?
HPOP hoses?
 
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Ok My first thought and have been when i see a water seperator with the glass(?) bottom on it is it getting broken or chiped from road debris. Has anyone had that happen?
 
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kinda like bullet proof glass....
 
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it's plastic, and very thick and hard.
 
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ok maybe why i was thinking that is from seeing the old school seperators on the farmalls and soo on. Just one of those dumb questions i had to ask
 
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The yellow wire looms are covering my fuel lines from the Regulated return. It was all I could find and are way too big. Im going to be replacing those, I dont like the way it looks, very bulky.

The pump is quite large, and the shipping weight of the pump with the new fuel filter(dahl150 filter) was 18lbs. I have to redo some wiring on it, since my relay is now sticking, so sometimes it doesnt shut off after the truck is off. I have to go and shake the relay to get it to shut off. Im going to redesign the wiring, and put the relay safely by the battery, and run a switch for a fuel pump shutoff. It will make a very nice anti theft device by doing so.

All in all, doing this, was easier than doing my homebrew Regulated return. The hardest part, was drilling the hole in the sending unit top plate. I didnt think about it, and thought I had a drill bit big enough to drill it, this problem, made a 3 hour problem. Since 3/4" wasnt big enough to fit the bulkhead through, I went to the hardware store, and got a 1" hole saw, thinking maybe I could get the hole saw to work, but since I already drilled the hole, it wasnt working. So I got to spend a half hour, with a stone desbur, going around it until the bulkhead just barely fit through. Its was a very tight fit, which made me happy, since I didnt want fuel to seep through the fitting.

Now that this is all done, Im going to tweak my regulated return, to somewhat make it look better(the regulator was moved to the intake spider, which I am still not happy with). That is my own complaint is the way my fuel lines look under the hood. I want them to look clean, so im going to try to devise another place to mount the regulator so it is out of sight.

Lastly, push-lok hose rules!!! That is all I used for this pump project, and it made it quite easy. It was quite hard to push the fittings on, but it was easier than trying to build those other fittings.
 
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I hope you saved a ton of money John. Sounds like you toiled even more than I did fabricating my sump. Now that it is in, just a matter of tweaking eh? BTW, that looks like a stout pump.
 
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:04 AM
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Wow that's huge! Where did you buy and how much? Looks like it may be a good option for me, although I do allready have a second "stock" pump installed? Talk about overkill...
 
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Is this the same pump you used John. I've benn talking to the guys at Aeromotive about a recomendation as to what pump to use for our trucks. This is the one they recomended. Country http://www.carshopinc.com/product_in..._id/3247/11108
 
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I might have saved 100$, at the very most on this entire system. Now that I look back, I would have been better off buying a complete system. I got the pump from dieselsite.com. It was around 430$, summits price is the same, so I just bought from dieselsite, same thing for me. Nothing is overkill, that pump, while large, should support anything I throw at it.

Country, that pump is the exact same one. Id recommended it, I wish i had bigger sticks so that i had a good comparision, but it does not drop any pressure at all with stock AB's, no matter how hard or long im on it.
 

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