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12-01-2012 06:49 PM
ap72 I'm going to try and set the intake runner length as close to the ideal length as I can- maybe a hair longer since it is on the street. That's secondary right now to me getting it sorted out first with TFI and the edelbrock carb, then EDIS, then the bike carbs.

I'm also in the middle of painting the 280z and the Bobcat too- a LOT on my plate.
11-30-2012 08:34 AM
ap72 They're CVR carbs from a ZX9R, Keihin made them. and For my manifold I'm using a piece of 3/8" plate and 1 3/4" exhaust pipe. I don't have TIG equipment so I have to use steel.
11-29-2012 08:10 AM
Originally Posted by hcompton View Post
Got ya. I usally deck the blocks for street build to raise the compression. If your doing edis get a ranger 2 plug head they make more power. Careful there are some gotcha to the swap.

I love itbs and bike carbs but your going to have some issues tuning for a low compression low rpm engine. You may need to drill the idle air ports tp make that work. Or under size them a little if they are from a bike.

The four barrel manifolds actually work well. You can buy a real good four barrel and a good webber setup. Im sure you seen this site they are the go to ppl for 2.3 unless your trying to 9 k rpm then its ford motorsport beleive it or not. Since they use the 2.3 in a indy style race car ford supported.

Sorry for crappy link.
The head has already been done so I'm sticking with it, if I ever do decide to change the engine rather than modify this one I way just swap in a Zetec 2.0L.

The compression is at like 9.8:1 so its not too bad- I'm more worried about tuning the carbs with the big cam than anything else.
11-28-2012 07:44 PM
Originally Posted by hcompton View Post
FYI the turbo 2.3 have forged pistons. But they are dished. My svo mustang had 2.3 turbo in it. in 86 it was faster than the v8. Made over 300 hp with stock turbo and head gasket.

Ford motorsports makes a great roller cam for the n/a 2.3

If your serious I know someone with an after market 2.3 liter head. Not sure if its for sale but I know you cant find them anywhere. Not like this. But also totaly custom. Stock intake and exhuast does not bolt up. WIth the head and the 2500 kit I here they can make almost 300 puppies without the turbo if built right. One thing is for sure that engine will take some abuse.
I'm basically running a rebuilt turbo short block with a heavily reworked stock head. Currently running a 1406 Edelbrock carb on a gutted out and modded EFI intake, a cut and spliced "ranger header" and a 240/240 @.050" .504" cam. the fuel pump is a tiny POS and it starves for fuel pretty easily (like even in the driveway). Currently have a locked out TFI ignition but will have EDIS as soon as I get all the wiring done. Plan to swap to Keihin CVR carbs after I get it running good on the 1406 and EDIS done first.
11-28-2012 09:55 AM
hpete Some of the pre turbo 7.3 fords had an inline pump that supplied the mechanical pump. Mine was an 89, not sure what the exact volume was.
11-27-2012 08:35 PM
ap72 it's for a ford 2.3L that was originally EFI (no fuel pump boss). It's a built engine, but only about 150hp at the wheels (hey its only 4 cylinders) and will probably only do a 100hp shot.
11-27-2012 01:38 PM
gearheadslife I'd look at a mid 80's dodge truck/van with the holley tbi
the pump is outside the tank.. and even new is like 50 clams
11-27-2012 01:30 PM
Originally Posted by cdminter59 View Post
AP72, Most fords with dual tanks have an inline pump located on the fuel rail. I know for a fact the 1995 Ford 150 extended cab have these pumps.
dual tank fords have 3 fuel pumps.. 2 in tank and one on frame rail..
the fuel rail pump is not made to suck fuel.. it boost the psi from the fuel the pumps in the tanks sent it..
11-27-2012 12:04 PM
DanielC My ski boat uses a low pressure high volume pump to keep a cannister with a fuel filter, and the high pressure fuel pump inside full of gas. This cannister just has a hose that opens back to the gas tank, and fuel just gets dumped back in the tank. Any air that makes it to the cannister also get dumped back in the tank.
this is a picture of the low pressure fuel pump, with the top place removed to clean a screen inside the pump.
11-27-2012 11:41 AM
Originally Posted by hcompton View Post
Not sure what you mena by low pressure they are for efi they are all high pressure. All the turbo guys use this one when they can find it. Also works god for oil for remote mount kits.

Where is the fuel pump located on a 2003 Ford F250 6.0 diesel

Also in the same spot on a few other years as well.
I was implying TBI pumps and the like, a high pressure can work, but its not needed, I only need 5psi for the carb but I'd like to be able to run more for nitrous down the road.
11-27-2012 11:09 AM
junkyard gurus, Ineed help

AP72, Most fords with dual tanks have an inline pump located on the fuel rail. I know for a fact the 1995 Ford 150 extended cab have these pumps.
11-27-2012 10:00 AM
junkyard gurus, I need help!

I need a cheap high volume low pressure external fuel pump. I believe Ford used them on some trucks? maybe GM did too? I just need a list of vehicles to check when I head to the yard.

I looked at new fuel pumps but this is probably only for temporary use so I cant justify spending $75+ when a $10 yard pump will work just fine. Plus I like using junkyard parts- seems more hotrodderery to me.

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