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    Has anyone plummed an A 1000 fuel pump with -8 Lines? They recomend
    -10 but i have all new -8 lines and am short on money with having to buy a new pump and regulator.

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    Don't know about Aeromotive, but John @ Product Engineering is adamant that their pumps need -12 tank to pump, then -10 pump to reg.
    Sounds like complete overkill to me, but what the hell do I know.

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    I hear similar things and i just dont see it when the fuel still has to go though tiny needle and seats. But i guess the volume to the bowls needs to be that much i guess. I dont have some crazy motor so i just dont know, thats why im asking if its possible.Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75 Miller View Post
    Sounds like complete overkill to me, but what the hell do I know.
    Don't get caught up in the huge fuel system that PE recommends. Those guys do know their schit over there but 9 out of 10 times they spec way more than is needed. Aeromotive makes some really nice reliable stuff too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCB19 View Post
    Don't get caught up in the huge fuel system that PE recommends. Those guys do know their schit over there but 9 out of 10 times they spec way more than is needed. Aeromotive makes some really nice reliable stuff too.
    Hehe. Too late! At least I have the fuel system covered if I decide to have a monster engine built!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75 Miller View Post
    Hehe. Too late! At least I have the fuel system covered if I decide to have a monster engine built!
    From what ive seen that thing aint no slouch I was checking it out at the cp deal, that boat sure turned out beautifull you did one hell of a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcintyrelocal View Post
    From what ive seen that thing aint no slouch I was checking it out at the cp deal, that boat sure turned out beautifull you did one hell of a job.
    You're thinking of Wayne....76Miller. Mine's ALMOST as nice as Wayne's in terms of looks. But regrettably he'd steal my lunch if we ever lined up!

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    Oh my bad, i didnt look at your name closely, sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcintyrelocal View Post
    Oh my bad, i didnt look at your name closely, sorry about that.
    No big. I've been called much worse!

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    What regulator do you run? Return style? I always go way big on my fuel system! I hate it when guy's spend10-15k+ on an engine and want to go cheap on the fuel system.....WTF?

    I run a magnafuel 500 pump W/filter and a aeromotive 132-02 ruturn style regulater, I run a -12 to the pump, -10 feed and -10 return and -6 to the carb. Works great and never have to worry about not having enough fuel!

    A 1,000 is a Great pump! If you need any help seting it up let me know!!

    Travis

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinTurbo540 View Post
    What regulator do you run? Return style? I always go way big on my fuel system! I hate it when guy's spend10-15k+ on an engine and want to go cheap on the fuel system.....WTF?

    I run a magnafuel 500 pump W/filter and a aeromotive 132-02 ruturn style regulater, I run a -12 to the pump, -10 feed and -10 return and -6 to the carb. Works great and never have to worry about not having enough fuel!

    A 1,000 is a Great pump! If you need any help seting it up let me know!!

    Travis
    I just bought an A 1000 pump and the same regulator youve got, the 132-02. Im not usually one to not do things right the first time but when things get tight theres not much you can do about it. I appriciate the offer and will definately hit you up if i have any questions. Thanks again

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    With the return systems it seems you need a lot of fuel, even if it just circulates through the hoses. I tried running mine as I saw fit, cutting down on hose sizes; then I tore them all out and did them the way Aeromotive said becuase my fuel system was hosed (pun intended).

    Now all I need is a surge tank after the fuel cell and before the first filter....
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    I think maybe the large line would be a good idea on a drag car, where the fuel pump is mounted waaaay in the back of the car, trying to pump fuel all the way to the front, especially on a launch.

    I think with the pump near the engine, by the back of the boat, smaller line would work just fine.

    But then again, Im no engineer.

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