Project Unicorn II: 15MAR15 update

After much, much, much procratination I finally broke down and ended up getting a little work done on the Unicorn this past weekend. The car has sat around since August or so of last year in stasis awaiting a fuel system install, a few sensors, a final sorting through, and some dyno tuning.

This weekend I decided to take a crack at the fuel sending unit problem that's been bugging me for a bit. AN fittings can be a bit of a pain, they're expensive, there are bazillions of them, and did I mention they're EXPENSIVE? Anyway. The fuel sending unit is a bit short, that doesn't leave much room for the -8an bulkhead fitting, a hose barb fitting, some hose, and the fuel pump. In fact, it won't work at all. I looked for the perfect fitting and came close, damn close, but I wanted -8an and 3/8" hose barb! The fitting I'm looking for however does not exist so I ended up buying an -8an bulkhead, slicing off the bottom, and then tapping it for the 3/8" hose barb. It went surprisingly well and it looks like it's going to work.

Here's a picture of the bulkhead fitting after I sliced the bottom off, tapped it, put the barb fitting in there, and test fit the hose.

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Here's a shot of the bulkhead mocked up in the hanger assembly, yay could this be the answer?

So I then ended up putting a flat aluminum washer under the bulkhead nut on the bottom, and on the top side we have a viton o-ring, then another aluminum washer. This was another test fit but once it was all tightened down it actually looked like it could all work!

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So, here it is, ready to drop in! Allededly this setup is good for around 600+whp on E85 and I intend to find out.

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It was really nice out today so I also had some time to run to the pick-a-part yards and scored this bad boy off of a wrecked turbo brick! 14 bucks later and booyah! The pic doesn't really do her justice, it's a really nice oil cooler, maybe a setrab or mocal unit from the looks of it. Anyway, I'm not sure what I'll use it on (if anything) but ah well, too nice to leave behind!

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So, that's it, more updates as they happen.

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