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Thread: Fuel tank pickup/plumbing question for my Sniper EFI.

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    Default Fuel tank pickup/plumbing question for my Sniper EFI.

    Even though my '87 Camaro came from the factory with a carb and mechanical pump, it still had a little electric (helper) pump on the fuel sending unit. I removed the pump and I'm modifying the sending unit to just be a pickup. Being that the Sniper Master Kit has a filter before and after the pump, do I still need to have a fuel sock filter on the inside of the tank? The tank is also brand new. Can anybody recommend a fuel sock that will fit a 3/8" line? Parts store is saying I'm out of luck.



    As it was stock out of the tank

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    Care to use a Mustang part? Here is a 3/8" one that might work: https://www.npdlink.com/store/produc...50104-403.html Danford1

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    Thanks for the reply Danford1. Doesn't matter to me what it's from, if it'll work. I wonder how it attaches or stays on the tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikes87Camaro View Post
    I wonder how it attaches or stays on the tube?
    That Mustang one just pushes over a retaining barb on the end of the pickup tube.
    https://forums.holley.com/showthread...nts-amp-Clamps (Scroll down to 1st quote for barb procedure.)
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    You don't need to have a sock filter in the tank. You do need to a have 100 micron filter somewhere before the fuel pump. The sock filter is the same as a 100 micron filter. The Master Kit comes with an inline 100 micron fuel filter. You could do it either way. The sock filter is simple and out of sight. The inline filter is much easier to replace.

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    Correct, if you don't have an in-tank fuel pump, then the pre-filter doesn't need to be in the tank either. An external fuel pump can have an external pre-filter & post-filter.
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    '78 BRONCO: 508" stroker, TFS heads, 11:1 comp ratio, Dominator MPFI & DIS, cold air induction, Spal dual 12" fans/aluminum radiator, dual 3" exhaust/Magnaflow mufflers, Moroso vacuum pump, Accusump, engine oil & trans fluid coolers, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, A/C, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/2500 RPM converter, 3:1 Atlas II, modified Dana 44/60-lockers-4.10s, hydroboost/4-disc brakes, ram-assist/heim joint steering, Cage long radius arms, traction bars, 4" Skyjacker lift, 35" mud tires

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    It's a lot easier for a piece of debris to clog a single pickup tube than a sock.
    I would try to retrofit something like this on the pickup tube:
    http://www.dieselhub.com/maintenance...tank-sock.html
    Last edited by Zmann; 02-28-2018 at 11:07 AM.

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    Thanks for the help guys! I ended up buying a fuel sock from the auto parts store and I cut it down. I used a piece of flared 3/8" brake line and clamped the sock on. It isn't going anywhere, the sock can't slide off, and can't slide back because of the compression fitting. There is also a piece of plastic mesh to keep the sock from collapsing.


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    The only problem with a setup like you have, is every time your fuel gets a little low and you brake or corner hard, you'll uncover the pickup and stall the engine. Been there, I ended up putting one of these in: http://www.racetronix.biz/itemdesc.a...%2D001&eq=&Tp=

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    I'm hoping it isn't too bad. The pickup sits in a baffled box in the tank, so sloshing shouldn't be an issue.

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