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fastest best way to create return line for gas tank EFI setup

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biggrgivens:
Ok, I was just going to swap a bigger new mustangII gas tank on my 72 pinto. I just noticed that the previous installer when going EFI, that he used the vent as return line. I want to use vent as a vent. what is the fastest yet efficient way to return fuel to tank? Do I need to tig in a new return? Can I just drill a hole in new tank and install another crank vent as mod to use as return tube?

dianne:

--- Quote from: biggrgivens on February 06, 2015, 02:06:58 AM ---Ok, I was just going to swap a bigger new mustangII gas tank on my 72 pinto. I just noticed that the previous installer when going EFI, that he used the vent as return line. I want to use vent as a vent. what is the fastest yet efficient way to return fuel to tank? Do I need to tig in a new return? Can I just drill a hole in new tank and install another crank vent as mod to use as return tube?

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Does the gas tank setup need to be done differently on the 2.3 EFI?

biggrgivens:
It needs a fuel return line unlike a carbed car.

76hotrodpinto:
I've heard of people putting the hole through the sending unit mounting plate, rather than the tank.

Wittsend:
I put a return line in through the sending unit. I drilled a hole, put a tightly fitting piece of steel tubing in and soldered it to seal it.  A few points to know:

1. The sending unit nylon seal for the wire melted and I liberally used JB Weld to seal it again.  5 years later it is still holding.

2. I would allow the return line to cross over or run parallel to the existing pick up line and solder it where it does. This allows additional brace points so the pass through point isn't the only point of connection.

3. I would make sure the return line didn't splash into the pick up area.  When the tank is low you don't want it pushing fuel away from the pick up.


Lastly, do at your own risk.

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