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Old 11-07-2005, 07:37 AM   #1
 
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if I go with a fuel cell do I need a special fuel cell since I have a TBI 4.3 or can I use a regular fuel cell and an external fuel pump? if so, what fuel pump do I need to get?
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You can use it, get a fuel pump from a 91 Ford F150/Bronco. It's an external pump so you can mount it anywhere,
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Just check to see how much psi you need to deliver your fuel pressure. I believe the TBI units aren't much, IIRC.



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Just check to see how much psi you need to deliver your fuel pressure. I believe the TBI units aren't much, IIRC.
where would I find this info at? I figured one of you chevy nuts would know right off the top of your head.
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30 to 50 psi is usually the recommanded. somewhere around there but not sure on the exact number.
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where would I find this info at? I figured one of you chevy nuts would know right off the top of your head.
Not a chevy guy, but google works really well.

Between 9-12 psi for the TBI equipped motors.



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Not to sound to dumb, but what qualifies as a special fuel cell? self sealing, non exploding? I've never dealt with them, unless old war bird wing tanks count.
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The chevy TBI needs around 15psi. Autozone (probably most auto parts stores) should have a catalog that has the specs on the Master brand pumps. The specs are in the back of the catalog.
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30 to 50 psi is usually the recommanded. somewhere around there but not sure on the exact number.
Maybe for a ford.
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The chevy TBI needs around 15psi. Autozone (probably most auto parts stores) should have a catalog that has the specs on the Master brand pumps. The specs are in the back of the catalog.
Thanks, I will get them to look when I get ready to purchase the pump.
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nah, i like the tbi.
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The chevy TBI needs around 15psi. Autozone (probably most auto parts stores) should have a catalog that has the specs on the Master brand pumps. The specs are in the back of the catalog.
From http://www.cfm-tech.com/gm_tbi_fuel_pressure.htm

"GM did not set the fuel pressure exactly the same on each vehicle - they just made sure they where set between 11-13psi. A 1-2 psi difference in fuel pressure makes a drastic difference in performance!"
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he will have enough fuel!

Either way i know there is a FI with that much psi i just can't remember where i read it and what for.
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There are several, just not chevy tbi.
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he will have enough fuel!

Either way i know there is a FI with that much psi i just can't remember where i read it and what for.

TPI takes that much pressure Cody.



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thanks for making sure i didn't go crazy. i need to go back and refile everything.
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