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#1 SoloRick

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 03:02 PM

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80Has anyone used the Aeromotive Phantom system for an EFI conversion in their Z. Did you have to get the extension kit? Looking to clean up my current set up and quiet it down for the street.



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Posted 02 April 2016 - 11:11 AM

I'm about to do it. I'll post some pics for you.



#3 NewZed

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 11:28 AM

Cheaper to just mount the fuel pump in rubber.  BMW made a nice rubber capsule for the Bosch external pumps on their older cars.  But even a rubber washer under the mounting points will make a difference.



#4 MiserableBastard

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:05 AM

Not an EFI conversion per se, just eliminating the external pump in favor of the internal phantom system. Attached File  20150521_144809.jpg   142.36KB   0 downloadsAttached File  20150521_151053.jpg   63.9KB   0 downloadsAttached File  20150521_164914.jpg   121.65KB   0 downloads

 

This was in a 280z stock tank, and wasn't the easiest to fit.  The best place for it required rotation and slight modification of the sending unit to clear the foam baffle, some reshaping of the small hump present in the tank just where the pump goes, and plugging the original supply/return lines.  I also removed the supply/return lines and the swirl pot from inside the tank.  Only the vent lines remain.  This left the supply/return/vent from the aeromotive pump facing rearwards, so I made some hardlines to route the connections around the tank under the filler neck to the front of the tank and connect to the new 3/8 fuel lines under the floor pan.  I can't find any pictures of that at the moment.

 

It performed well when tested, but haven't driven the car yet with this setup partially because of other work I'm still doing with the car and I have the great misfortune of living in a winter climate.  I'd be interested to see what others have done with this pump arrangement as well.

 

 

 



#5 MiserableBastard

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:11 AM

I forgot to mention that the extension kit was not required, I mounted the pump in the deepest portion of the tank (save for that odd elongated hump at the very front of the tank ahead of the sending unit) and it was just the right length without trimming.  Some slight compression of the foam at the very top.



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Posted 09 April 2016 - 07:12 AM

Ended up going with Rick's Tanks stainless tank with in tank pump  Attached File  IMG_4625.JPG   104.97KB   1 downloadsAttached File  IMG_4626.JPG   108.58KB   1 downloads Attached File  IMG_4624.JPG   107.55KB   1 downloads.  Includes tank, choice of fuel pump, stainless straps, and tube style fuel level sender. Not cheap but it's for my baby, lol



#7 BobsZTwins

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:18 PM

Wow! That's a great looking tank. I just modified my stock tank, installing a Airtex 99-02 F-body fuel module. Cost me about $400: module, retaining ring, AN fittings.


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#8 BobsZTwins

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:22 PM

I looked on Rick's Tanks website, didn't see anything for S30s. Is that tank intended for some other vehicle?


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#9 boyracer

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 02:08 PM

I looked on Rick's Tanks website, didn't see anything for S30s. Is that tank intended for some other vehicle?


I called them, they want $1495 for the tank, pump, sender, straps, vents, fittings, etc. Looks beautiful and when you considered that price is for everything, really not too bad for a nice custom job. They're very friendly too

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 04:05 PM

Integrated Engineering makes some external mount Surge tanks that will house one or two Bosch 044 EFI pumps. These really quiet the pumps down and alos allow them to run cooler.

 

http://www.performan...llet-surge-tank

 

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#11 DuoWing

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 09:32 AM

I'm considering the Phantom 200. I like the placement, but how do you ensure that the pump stays in the fuel in that location, or is it adjustable in such a way that the filter and pump can be vertical even when the bracket is horizontal?

 

Nevermind, I didn't realize this was a later 280Z tank. I've never seen one, and didn't realize the sender is actually on top.


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#12 takayuki

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:12 PM

i put one of these in my car

 

https://store.034mot...-fuel-pump.html

 

It's not the quietest but it was the most simple solution at the time. I put a low pressure lift pump in the stock 260z location to feed the surge tank.

 

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