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#31 Old 06-21-2011, 03:27 PM
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Thanks guys. Forecast calls for perfect weather on Friday again. My dad will be in town so it will be fun to go to the meet with him. In high school he and I would always go to Mustang meets in my old car.

I made an appt. in early July for my inspection at a local Mustang shop. If it checks out I'll make the appointment to have the car protuned. I'm curious as to what it will put down. I'd be happy with 400 rwhp since I still have the stock heads and cam. I think I'll stick with 8psi even though I know plenty of folks running 15psi with superchargers.

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Actually, I do have updates, but very sad.

Since I got the car I noticed that my garage totally wreaked of gasoline smell. It had an Aeromotive fuel system on it with an huge stainless supply and return lines coming and going from the sumped fuel tank. It also had the charcoal canister removed so the fuel tank was vented to the atmosphere.

Through some research I found that the smell was caused by the braided stainless lines that allow the fuel vapors to "weep" out of the hoses. Replacing all the lines with teflon braided hose "may" have helped the smell but the fuel tank really needed a charcoal canister and all the solenoids and vacuum lines that go with it.

Since my garage is attached to the house, the smell was coming inside the house, and since I have two year twins and a wife inside the house, this wasn't working out for me.

It would have been several thousand dollars to start replacing this fuel system so it didn't smell, and after that was done I may not have had enough capacity to keep up with the fuel demands of the car. My old car runs on the stock fuel lines, so the new owner of my old car doesn't have this problem, but it's pretty risky to run over 500 hp with stock lines.

Anyway, I sold the car so that my garage wouldn't blow up in the middle of the night and I'll start my search all over again.

The moral of the story is to never run pump gas through braided rubber fuel lines.

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that's sad to hear man, hopefully you can find another one! or build a 2JZ foxbody!

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