You’ve finally finished your kit car and you’re ready to head out on an cross-country adventure. As temperatures rise and you cycle through a variety of rural gas stations, your car starts running funny. Or worse, stops running altogether. That’s just one of the many ways that having the wrong fuel pump and fuel filter on your kit car can rob you of the pleasure of driving a reliable performance car.
There are a lot of reasons that having the wrong fuel pump or fuel filter can plague you with driveability issues. There are hundreds of different pumps, and most are designed for pretty specific uses. We’re going to focus on electric fuel pumps because most cars are now built using these instead of mechanical pumps.
There are not very many systems on your car as important as the brake system, and yet it’s also one of the most misunderstood systems. Often, choices are made solely on what comes with your suspension system or what your buddies run on their kit car without addressing the real issues: How much brake do you need? How do you match your system front to rear? What brake pads are the best? Should I use DOT 4 or DOT 5 brake fluid. Each of these questions could be answered with a multi-page technical paper, but we’ll give you a quick overview to help you make a good choice when building your kit car.
There is a saying that you hear often in business that says that you can have it fast, good or cheap. Pick two, but you can’t have all three. There’s a new type of electronic fuel injection (EFI) conversion systems on the market that might prove that adage incorrect.
This new era of EFI systems offers an easier installation, comes as a more complete kit so there is less for you to figure out and – perhaps best of all – no need to use a laptop computer to tune the system. They are also self-tuning, which various kits have claimed in the past.
There is a saying that you here often in business that says that you can have it fast, good or cheap. Pick two, but you can’t have all three. There’s a new type of electronic fuel injection (EFI) conversion systems onRead More
There are three things necessary to have a running engine: fuel, spark and a sealed place for the fuel and spark to meet. We take for granted that the engine provides the place for controlled explosions, and the carburetor or fuel injection that provides the fuel is out there in the open for us to inspect. However, hat second part – spark – can be a bit illusive as we built our specialty car. There are hundreds of ignition products, but what do you really need in your application?