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I am in the process of setting up the fuel system in my dragster for the first time. I am using a Magnafuel regulator. I tried using the Magnafuel bracket but it puts the regulator too close to the carb to run the lines. Does anyone know of anyone that makes a bracket that mounts the regulator some where else. Could you send pictures of how yours are mounted? Is anyone just hanging theirs by the hoses?
 
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“Is anyone just hanging theirs by the hoses?”

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“Is anyone just hanging theirs by the hoses?”



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mine "hangs" but the fuel hose and filter screwed into the bottom of it have it secure.


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Tony mine is mounted to the motor plate. PM me your phone number and I will send you some pictures. I might have another mount lying around somewhere.


Ken
 
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This subject has been discussed several times in the past and the advice was to not mount it to a rigid fixture. The thinking was that it adversly effects the internal mechanisms that regulates the pressure, the vibration created a problem.

You might contact the manufacture who made your regulator and ask them.

To be safe I floated the regulator in my car.

Bob
 
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Bob is correct. Fuel regulators should not be mounted in a solid fashion due to harmonics and vibration.
 
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I wouldn't mind hanging it by the lines if it was under a hood but out in the wind on a dragster doesn't sound good. I am going to see if I can fabricate something with rubber bushing.
 
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You should be able to use the mount mine an several others are done this way...yes the lines to carb with fittings an all are probably only 6”...never a problem an that is with a -6 line to carbs
 
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Bob is correct. Fuel regulators should not be mounted in a solid fashion due to harmonics and vibration.


Although it's a good idea, I have never seen any negative effects from solid mounting. My is solid mounted and my Racepak shows a nice smooth steady fuel pressure graph.
 
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Solid mount on insulators. I don't run a pressure gauge. Due to the obvious, Leak and fire. Set/Check/remove.. Little 1650 works well.

 
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Those little 1 1/2 gauges have about as much accuracy as a bent shotgun. Junk.
Use to get them in the cal lab, all over the place in readings.
 
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Originally posted by Cashflow:
“Is anyone just hanging theirs by the hoses?”

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I have always done this because I was told years ago it was the correct thing to do. I never had a fuel pressure issue so I never changed what I was doing.

That said I have seen and worked on other set ups where they are mounted solid and never seen an issue from it.


B.J. Masiello
 
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Those little 1 1/2 gauges have about as much accuracy as a bent shotgun. Junk.
Use to get them in the cal lab, all over the place in readings.


Ive got a 2 5/8 autometer gauge screwed into mine lol. Compliments of Happy Danny Bastianelli. Its very accurate.


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slickvic@slickvicracing.com

slickvic@slickvicracing.com
www.slickvicracing.com
302-786-1078

Dealer for most major brands, including Simpson, Necksgen, Hans, Strange, Moser, Amsoil, Aerospace, Digital Delay, Hoosier, M/T, Goodyear, Redhorse, MSD, Racepak, Lucas, and more.

Complete racecar wiring and custom CNC parts available.
 
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I have the new Aeromotive A3000 reg setup and it's hanging off the hoses. I do have a zip tie going over to the water neck to keep it from bouncing all over the place but other than that it's just there. Not a problem one....two carbs and a nitrous reg plus the return....


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Those little 1 1/2 gauges have about as much accuracy as a bent shotgun. Junk.
Use to get them in the cal lab, all over the place in readings.


Ive got a 2 5/8 autometer gauge screwed into mine lol. Compliments of Happy Danny Bastianelli. Its very accurate.


Had 4 in the lab once, they are a pretty low accuracy spec, the all 4 were within spec, but they all read different. Same with tire gauges.
 
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Thank you to everyone who replied. I wound up making a bracket that bolts to the front intake bolt. I also put a vibration mount between the regulator and the bracket.
 
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