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fuel cell help/fuel pump
« on: January 9, 2007, 03:25:10 PM »
i wanna put a fuel cell in my ramcharger but i need to find a fuel pump. its a 92 rc with a 318 magnum. any ideas i checked all the parts houses around here and they all want 160+ i cant see spending that kinda money on a mud buggy.
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Re: fuel cell help
« Reply #1 on: January 9, 2007, 06:56:32 PM »
i wanna put a fuel cell in my ramcharger but i need to find a fuel pump. its a 92 rc with a 318. any ideas i checked all the parts houses around here and they all want 160+ i cant see spending that kinda money on a mud buggy.


I just moved my tank to a safer location for it.

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Re: fuel cell help
« Reply #2 on: January 9, 2007, 08:22:31 PM »
look on e bay man for an electric out of tank pump they are pretty cheap use assuming u are using  the fuel cell anyhow
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Re: fuel cell help
« Reply #3 on: January 9, 2007, 09:02:29 PM »
im useing the pump out of a 89 jeep truck with the 4 liter in it seems to be working ok
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Re: fuel cell help
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007, 05:36:38 PM »
my motor is EFI. i belive its gotta have like 50lbs of pressure. the other thing how would i hook one up? just a toggle switch?
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Re: fuel cell help/fuel pump
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007, 07:42:24 PM »
cant swear on the 92 but if it is TBI.  the 88 tbi needs 14.5psi constant so the pump needs to be a bit higher than that, maybe 20 at most?


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Re: fuel cell help/fuel pump
« Reply #6 on: October 2, 2012, 10:32:30 PM »
Any tips on a fuel sending unit, 20 gal. fuel cell, fuel fliter, lines for a 1987 w150 with 318 and carb?
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Re: fuel cell help/fuel pump
« Reply #7 on: October 2, 2012, 10:58:51 PM »
tips for what. removing the plastic lock ring can be a royal pain. new sending units are almost impossible to find and expensive to fix or replace so pray that yours is still good. if lines leaving the sending unit are rusty and you can get the sending unit out, you can cut the steel lines inside the sending unit and slide 3/8" line over the 5/16" line.
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Re: fuel cell help/fuel pump
« Reply #8 on: October 3, 2012, 08:30:58 AM »
cant swear on the 92 but if it is TBI.  the 88 tbi needs 14.5psi constant so the pump needs to be a bit higher than that, maybe 20 at most?

magnum = 39+ psi

Any tips on a fuel sending unit, 20 gal. fuel cell, fuel fliter, lines for a 1987 w150 with 318 and carb?

you could buy an aftermarket "mopar" spec (73-10ohm) sending unit but then your gauge will be off because it operates on lower voltage (5?) so you'll need an aftermarket fuel level gauge too.  might as well buy GM spec aftermarket sender and gauge, plenty of cells come with a GM spec sender.

I just moved my tank to a safer location for it.


that's what i'd do, your factory setup is in-tank and engineered for your engine.  i have an external pump on my high pressure efi and it's noisy. 

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Re: fuel cell help/fuel pump
« Reply #9 on: October 3, 2012, 09:00:22 AM »
 Pump and Regulator I used on my 93 360 magnum. I am running 52psi with vacuum hooked up so around 45 at idle.

Pump: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G3138/
Regulator: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AEI-13301/

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Re: fuel cell help/fuel pump
« Reply #10 on: October 3, 2012, 07:52:12 PM »
tips for what. removing the plastic lock ring can be a royal pain. new sending units are almost impossible to find and expensive to fix or replace so pray that yours is still good. if lines leaving the sending unit are rusty and you can get the sending unit out, you can cut the steel lines inside the sending unit and slide 3/8" line over the 5/16" line.

Well I was kinda wondering what's needed to make it all work.
I've found plenty of 20 gal. tanks but I'm not sure what I'll need to run one.
Some say things like a 90ohm sender, witch I'm not sure about.
The gas tank I have on the truck is just old, banged up and in a bad spot. Plus the straps are all rusted out.
So I'd like to just get a nice, new cell to go in the back where the spare tire would go.
I'm not going to do the job myself, but need to know what to buy for my mechanic to install.
All I know is I want a 20 gal. after that I'm lost. I saw them install a fuel cell with filter and new lines on Powerblock and it looked really clean.
So are you saying my fuel pump would work if I can get it out? This will fit in a fuel cell?
If it's not working OK, or just rusted, what would you suggest I buy?
And do you know where I can get a fuel filter to go with this setup?
Sorry if this is common knowledge, I've never worked with this before.
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Re: fuel cell help/fuel pump
« Reply #11 on: October 3, 2012, 08:11:33 PM »
your fuel pump should be bolted to  the engine block so you should not have to worry about it. fuel filter is also by the fuel pump. if your old sending unit works and you are able to get it out of the tank you could modify it to work with a fuel cell.
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