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EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank

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2016/05/22 23:34:03 (permalink)
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EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank

The time has come to start on my fuel system for the Turbo Pinto. There's a few ways this can be done and I want to keep it as simple as possible. The car will be used for street & strip so no hard cornering. At first the thought was to put a lift pump under the boot floor next to drop tank, feed fuel into the boot space to the swirl pot, then to the Bosch 044, (assume filters are in place) back through boot floor and along chassis rail to the injector rail, return through a SARD fuel pressure reg etc.
 
This is pretty common way of doing it but to meet regs the boot space has to be completely sealed off from the cabin space. The smell of fuel will still find it way into the cabin. I have a battery to go in the boot as well.
 
So now the plan is to baffle the factory drop tank and install a sump wedge (pictured below), run straight to the bosch 044 (assuming again the filters are in place) and fuel rail.
 
 
 
Thoughts? Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by ratta tat tat - 2016/05/23 00:04:30

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    Re: EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank 2016/05/23 06:14:34 (permalink)
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    That's a good idea. Allot simpler I think then what I've had to do with the boot setup
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    Re: EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank 2016/05/23 06:41:50 (permalink)
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    this is something i am interested as well. need to run efi and would like to avoid having to run a swirl pot in the boot
    as i plan to put my battery there also. i did read an interesting article on the speedhunters website a similar situation was dealt with. The original tank was modified to suit running efi and got away with the need for a swirl pot and just used and in tank pump. not sure if the 'design modification' really suits the escort drop tank but something i was going to look into...
     
    http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/03/project-kp61-finicky-bits-begin/
     
     
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    Re: EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank 2016/05/23 16:33:54 (permalink)
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    Another way you can to it which seems to be the way people are doing it these days, is get a alloy fuel cell with the pumps and surge tank built in, which also means you don't need a lift pump. Some of the tanks I've seen have pumps that will handle well over 400+HP... only trouble is they do cost a bit.
    post edited by 80ESKY - 2016/05/23 17:46:09
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    Re: EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank 2016/05/23 22:22:06 (permalink)
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    ratta tat tat
    the plan is to baffle the factory drop tank and install a sump wedge (pictured below), run straight to the bosch 044 (assuming again the filters are in place) and fuel rail.
      
    Thoughts? Thanks
     

    I modified the original drop tank to take a swirl pot inside. The tank looks almost factory from the outside then just ran 2 metal fuel lines to the engine bay. I am very pleased with the way it turned out.
     
    Cheers, Craig.
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    Re: EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank 2016/05/24 12:42:34 (permalink)
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    i like the sound of that craig. seems like the cleanest way to package it up without swapping to an in-boot alloy tank.
    did you do the work yourself or outsource? any more details would be appreciated...
     
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    Re: EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank 2016/05/24 20:21:12 (permalink)
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    It's a commodore fuel pump assembly modified to fit in the Escort fuel tank. I have a mate that runs a sheetmetal business so he laser cut the sender mount. We then spent quite a bit of time making the whole thing fit in the tank and still be able to use the original fuel gauge. Once it was all complete and tested i got the radiator place to solder the tank mods in place. (the first pic is the dummy tank btw)
     

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    Re: EFI- MK2 2L Escort with droptank 2016/05/24 21:07:29 (permalink)
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    Carrier pumps are a good idea, and reasonably quiet and is tidy to have more to the oem tank

    Otherwise under car surge and pumps is what i was looking into.

    Easiest way and to carry more fuel, is s fuel cell with carrier pump installed, about $1200 and holds 60l

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