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    Default Plumbing for alcohol

    I have a Kinsler MFI set up complete minus all hoses. It's set up for alcohol.

    What's the cheapest type of plumbing for alcohol use?

    What's the best type of plumbing for alcohol?

    Lastly, I have 2 IMCO SS fuel tanks, I'm going to need fuel return lines in my tanks, can I weld on these used fuel tanks without fear of loseing my very being doing it?

    I'm also considering/thinking of adding a third very small tank to my fuel system in an effort to reduce the amount of plumbing "footage", thought?

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    pump the tanks full of argon before even thinking about welding you can return and pull from the pass side tank, and use the lh tank as the reserve and transfer from it when needed. most of the o2 sensor bungs you'll find are stainless and you can tig em right to the tank with some stainless rod.

    check into a loop line for the pump/bypass set-up. i was just turned onto them last wk and they sure clean up the plumbing on the motor. you can loop the shutoff bypass back into the injection pump supply line. that eliminates 1 needed bung on the tank. so you'd have to have 2 returns bung, 1 big supply bung on that tank.

    just finished plumbing my uncles blown injected tx-20

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    pump the tanks full of argon before even thinking about welding you can return and pull from the pass side tank, and use the lh tank as the reserve and transfer from it when needed. most of the o2 sensor bungs you'll find are stainless and you can tig em right to the tank with some stainless rod.

    check into a loop line for the pump/bypass set-up. i was just turned onto them last wk and they sure clean up the plumbing on the motor. you can loop the shutoff bypass back into the injection pump supply line. that eliminates 1 needed bung on the tank. so you'd have to have 2 returns bung, 1 big supply bung on that tank.

    just finished plumbing my uncles blown injected tx-20
    I don't have a tig or Argon so it sounds like I should farm out for that part. .02 bungs, use those for the fuel tank return line bungs, right?

    I know extremely little about MFI, I've read through all the books that I have on it but it didn't sink in too well. Where do you suggest I try to learn more about a loop line, google?

    This MFI I bought has all kinds of check valves, mid-range valve thingy's, a dash mount selectable fuel mixture knob, crazy amounts of plumbing required for it all.

    Can I use "regular" stainless braided line with alcohol? Teflon lined braided line? Hard stainless line? What's the best and what's the cheapest that will work?

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    You can also run car exhaust in a gas tank to weld on it. Seen my brother do it and he's still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    I don't have a tig or Argon so it sounds like I should farm out for that part. .02 bungs, use those for the fuel tank return line bungs, right?

    I know extremely little about MFI, I've read through all the books that I have on it but it didn't sink in too well. Where do you suggest I try to learn more about a loop line, google?

    This MFI I bought has all kinds of check valves, mid-range valve thingy's, a dash mount selectable fuel mixture knob, crazy amounts of plumbing required for it all.

    Can I use "regular" stainless braided line with alcohol? Teflon lined braided line? Hard stainless line? What's the best and what's the cheapest that will work?
    Check your PM's!....

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat 005 View Post
    You can also run car exhaust in a gas tank to weld on it. Seen my brother do it and he's still around.
    That's ingenious. If there is no oxygen to burn there's no fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoFastRacer View Post
    Check your PM's!....
    Thanks, I really appreciate the input!

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    Hey hot rod, If you are going alcohol (smart move) go to a local mig welder and tell them what you want. The first thing they will do is fire up a car and pump the tank full of fumes, then weld as needed. exhaust fumes are cheaper than any other gases. then if you decide to buy the 502 heads I have I have a kinsler cat that shows prefered plumbing. I ran a ubfj boat and the dial-in is a major pain but well worth it when it's done. FEUL PRICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then the old saying, gas for cleaning parts,alcohol for drinking and nitro for going fast. M

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