Alcohol with Aeromotive A1000 Electric pump

Old 04-21-2009, 09:35 AM
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Default Alcohol with Aeromotive A1000 Electric pump

Anyone useing an Electric pump with alchol?.. Im looking to pump from the fuel cell in the rear- #10 line supply and # 8 return.
Its a 642 hp sbc carb will be APD. Im running a complete aeromotive a1000 system now which can do alcohol. On gas its rated at 1200hp.
Doing some math... with SBC 642 on methenol should have a BSFC no worse then 1.3 as calculating should be somewhere around 139g per hr.
The A1000 pumps 900 lbs of fuel per hr at 8psi... sounds like it should be plenty.
Mounting a belt driven pump is an option but considerable fab work needed and alot more time involved (=missed race)
Any info would be appreciated.

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Old 04-21-2009, 11:41 AM
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Will work fine, we ran a BG400 dead headed in our SBC Nova from the back. 702hp Never gave us a problem whatsoever. We later switched to Ron's injection, tank up front and didn't pick up even a hundreth.

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Old 04-23-2009, 08:48 AM
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Thanks Curtis..

I just ordered an APD carb for my sbc. They reccomend a 950 . Im hoping i can install that carb and not have issues with it. Its not a cheap item.

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Old 04-23-2009, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by dynaguy03
Thanks Curtis..

I just ordered an APD carb for my sbc. They reccomend a 950 . Im hoping i can install that carb and not have issues with it. Its not a cheap item.

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Keith pump will be fine and I am sure Randy will nail the carb they are pretty spot on with them.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:07 PM
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Keith,
I think you will be very happy. Should do just fine for you.

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Old 04-24-2009, 08:28 AM
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Thanks all... APD seems to get the thumbs up from most people. I hope to have it setup be next weekend.. once my new fuel filters arrive.
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:57 PM
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Default APD CARB/AEROMOTIVE PUMP

Just thought i would report how the APD with the Aeromotive electric pump worked out.. Everything went incredibly well. APD carb was uneventful only idle and slight secondary float adjustment needed.
In good air 10.59 2 weeks prior on gas with a 1.046 sixty foot 127 mph to 10.30(Alcohol) with a 1.40 60 ft with 129.4 mph.(with the worst air of the season)
Fuel system had 7lbs thru the lights .. which is good for this small block.. it drops from 8.5lbs at idle to 7.0 lbs.
My consitantcy was 10.305 10.308 10.311 10.309 .. these are the tighest numbers i have run.. i went 3 rounds .. i fell asleep in round 4 so oh well.
Thanks for the advice!!

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