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fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 13, 2012 09:46PM

The single line that comes out of the fuel pump to the Tee.. get 2 identical type pipes and a Tee for the center of them, new opening facing up...so same overall length from fuel pump to original Tee..then screwing a pressure guage diretcly into the new Tee.. Whadya think?

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 13, 2012 10:11PM

Of course it will work! Small gauge / rear facing ports.. the one you want...

Bubble pack at most Flaps.. $12... last time I purchased Accell IIRC

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: February 14, 2012 03:40AM

The liquid filled gauges will last longer, as the pulses from the pump will make the needle pulsate back and forth on a non-liquid filled gauge.
I install liquid filled fuel pressure gauges on most my toys.
If you place your fuel pressure gauge inside the car, be sure to install an isolator for that purpose. That keeps gasolene out of the interior.

John

1962 Rampside, 4.3 Vortec powered.
The thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 14, 2012 11:17AM

Fuel pressure gauge will be in engine compartment right out of the fuel pump.
between pump outlet and Tee that feeds the carbs.


What size is the current pipe thread pipe that goes to the Tee?
I measured and I can get 2 1/2 inch nipples and an appropriately threaded Tee so that gauge points straight up just "above" the fuel pump and "below the Tee that splits to the carbs. My idea is to remain all-steel/brass with this, sometime down the road converting to electric pump, and getting one of those fuel pump "blanks" that look stock but just pass the fuel through with no chance of dumping gas in me crankcase.

Also, what would you use for thread tape... regular teflon tape, or something else to stand up to the fuel?

EDIT: with as close as the fuel pipe passes to the oil filler neck, it might have to be tilted a bit to clear, not quite as aesthetically pleasing that way. If it will work at all clearance-wise.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2012 11:19AM by Gregory_Miller.

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 14, 2012 11:19AM

1/8" NPT Try the Yellow tape.... it's for Nat. Gas Pipes... and may be better..

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 14, 2012 11:20AM

Or... maybe replace the existing Tee with one that has the 3 existing ports, and a 4th one, pointing straight up, and mounting the gauge right there... anyone know if such a beast exists?

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 14, 2012 11:25AM

It's called a "Cross" with 4- 1/8" npt ports.. just use a 90 elbow to point up

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: February 14, 2012 11:41AM

And for you guys with the electric pumps.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 14, 2012 11:57AM

My cross would need 2 1/8 NPT and 2 1/8 compression fittings.. outputs to carbs compression fittings, input to cross 1/8 NPT, and output to pressure gauge to 90 degree elbow 1/8 NPT. That's what I'll look for.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 14, 2012 12:05PM

Not compression fittings usually. Stock pipes are "Inverted Flare".

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 14, 2012 12:15PM

I thought inverted flare was a compression fitting.

Greg Miller
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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 14, 2012 12:39PM

D'oH! I know the difference between compression and flare fittings now. *facepalm*

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: cecilw ()
Date: February 14, 2012 09:09PM

How about this one? I found a low pressure liquid filled gauge made by Inglese. Fuel by-pass plate in a stock mechanical pump tapped to take the gauge. Obviously I use an electric fuel pump. Just another of my "wacko" ideas.

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Grandpacorvair ()
Date: October 27, 2013 03:11PM

cecilw Wrote:
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> How about this one? I found a low pressure liquid
> filled gauge made by Inglese. Fuel by-pass plate
> in a stock mechanical pump tapped to take the
> gauge. Obviously I use an electric fuel pump.
> Just another of my "wacko" ideas.


I know this thread is a bit old but I like the idea of mounting the gauge in the cover as as shown. Could you give an ideas as to how you accomsplished this? I have the dummy insert and the chrome cover pictured. If possible can yo tell me where you found this gauge?

Thanks

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: 65CrownV8 ()
Date: October 27, 2013 03:57PM

Here's a source for a number of different styles and prices. I'm using the Jegs White Face in my application.

LINK

George Jones - East Orlando, FL
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'66 Monza Coupe - 95/PG
'67 Monza Coupe 140/4-spd/Posi, A/C
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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: Backin66 ()
Date: October 27, 2013 04:26PM

I like that Inglese gauge idea! Looks sharp. I thought of using the 68 [A.I.R?]style T out of the pump, it has I believe 3/16 or 1/8 flare for fuel return line. Different from turbo return line. Clarks stocks it I think.

GeorgeW
66 Corsa
SE Ct

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 27, 2013 04:28PM

George...that would be my way as well...

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: October 28, 2013 06:04AM

Gregory_Miller Wrote:
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> Or... maybe replace the existing Tee with one that
> has the 3 existing ports, and a 4th one, pointing
> straight up, and mounting the gauge right there...
> anyone know if such a beast exists?

If you can find one, could you use a brass gas t for a 60 corvair, or late with the fuel return line. They have the other hole to thread a line going to either a gas heater, or fuel return to gas tank.

That line is just a bit smaller than the others though.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: cecilw ()
Date: December 04, 2013 10:29PM

I've been lurking out there. Not much going on with my car right now. I'm moving the spare up to the trunk to clean up the engine bay, other than that I drive my car as much as possible. It's a running great and a blast to drive! I drive it to work on nice days.

My better half was digging thru some old stuff today and found a Jan 1965 Motor trend in almost new condition with an article titled "Detroit Sports Cars" (will they replace the imports). Can you belive that! Corvair Corsa, Mustrat, and a Barracuda road tests. Now what are the odds of that? Why would have we saved that issue? Who knows?

See attached scan of the cover. thumbs up

BTW, I just purchased a new toy to play with.... A 05 Chev Duramax crew cab pickup. (had to buy used due to the cost of the new diesels and I did not want all the smog shit the greeners forced on the new diesel trucks) Loaded with all the neat stuff. I'll be side tracked making it mine and tweaking some stuff. I already have a programmer in it .... hows 22.3 mpg sound on a big ole horse like that! Sorry about cluttering up the forum with stuff not related to Corvairs.

Hope one and all had a great Thanksgiving.

Merry Christmas to all!

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Re: fuel pressure gauge idea?
Posted by: cecilw ()
Date: December 04, 2013 10:31PM

OPS. Sorry guys, I meant to post this on my thread.

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