PHANTOM: THE SOLUTION FOR LATE MODEL EFI ENGINE SWAPS
Aeromotive Fuel Systems have released a new range of in-tank system kits for late model EFI engine swaps, which are available in Australia from Rocket Industries
The hottest trend in hot rods and muscle cars today is late model EFI engine swaps and aftermarket EFI systems.
It is no secret why either; you can make ridiculous power and do it more affordably than ever.
What makes these conversions so affordable is the ample supply of parts and kits from the aftermarket. But until now, the fuel system has been a costly and time-consuming upgrade.
Block mount pumps are not an option on today’s engines. Carburetted pumps are not going to work with EFI and the tanks in these cars are not designed for EFI pumps.
So, what do you do? Go to a fuel cell? Weld in a big sump on your tank? Fabricate a custom tank? While all of these are options that will work, they can be very expensive, require a lot of work and may just not be what you want.
This is where Aeromotive says it comes in, stating it has completely changed the game again with its newest addition to the Stealth Fuel System line-up.
The Phantom Fuel System is a complete kit that gives you everything you need to install a fuel pump and baffle/basket into almost any fuel tank.
Aeromotive explains it is like putting the fuel system from a new Commodore into your muscle car or street rod.
You can choose from two different pump options, an in-tank 340 Stealth Fuel Pump capable of up 800hp EFI or a smaller Stealth 200 Fuel Pump capable of supporting up 550hp EFI. Both options can handle serious power even at supercharged or tubrocharged EFI pressures.
With the Phantom Systems you also get a black anodized hanger assembly and an internal baffle to control fuel slosh and keep the fuel pump submerged.
Aeromotive says the best part is that this entire system is modular. It can be cut to height to fit almost any tank including your stock tank and even tanks as shallow as 6” deep.
Why is in-tank better?
Aeromotive asks you to think about when the last time was that you saw a vehicle come from the OE with an externally mounted fuel pump.
It says that by putting the pump in the tank, you virtually eliminate hot fuel handling issues like cavitation and vapor lock because the pump is constantly submerged, taking advantage of a column height of fuel on the inlet of the pump.
And it states that because of the innovative baffle or basket, you can control fuel slosh keeping fuel at the pickup point (the pump) at all times; even with low fuel levels and in extreme driving conditions.
So, whether you are restoring a muscle car, building a street rod, or prepping a pro-touring machine, Aeromotive says the Phantom fuel system might just be the option for you.
EFI or carburetted, this system can go either way and allows you to switch to one or the other down the road with nothing more than a regulator swap.
You can use your factory tank or a reproduction to keep that stock look and to keep cost down, but still get the performance you demand and your engine needs. And it means no more welding sumps, no more noisy fuel pumps or fuel cells taking up your trunk space.
Aeromotive says the Phantom Fuel System in virtually invisible and whisper quiet, offering “serious performance you’ll never know is there.”
Key features and specifications:
Phantom 340 Stealth Fuel System (Part No. ARO18688)
• 340 lph Stealth Fuel Pump
• Supports up to 700hp EFI forced air induction; 825hp EFI naturally aspirated; 900hp Carburetted forced air induction; 1000hp Carburetted naturally aspirated.
Phantom 200 Stealth Fuel System (Part No. ARO18689)
• 200 lph Stealth Fuel Pump
• Supports up to 425hp EFI forced air induction; 550hp EFI naturally aspirated; 550hp Carburetted forced air induction; 750hp Carburetted naturally aspirated.
Both kits include:
• Black anodized hanger assembly
• Three ORB-06 Ports – Supply, Return, Vent
• Fuel resistant baffle/basket (includes foam and bladder)
• Universal high flow pre-pump filter
• Modular design can be cut to height to fit almost any fuel tank
• EFI or Carburetted
• Turbine pump mechanism increases durability
• Must be used with a return style system
• In-tank use only
For more on the products available from Rocket Industries, visit www.rocketindustries.com.au