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fuel starvation

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I have a track dedicated S197 with gen 2 coyote and I have fuel starvation issues after about 20-25 minutes on track. Vorschlag says the pump and surge tank materials would be over $1200 without labor and fuel cells look costly. I added a Holley hydramat on the passenger side but that didn't seem to help much. Any suggestions and contacts I should reach out to?
Thanks.
 
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Yeah, topping off right before session...Thanks. Looks like it is surge tank for me. Appreciate the input.
 
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Yeah, topping off right before session...Thanks. Looks like it is surge tank for me. Appreciate the input.
Radium makes a really nice captured fuel pump hanger that I’ve been tempted to try. I don’t like the additional plumbing needed for a stand-alone surge tank. When I contacted Radium asking if it’s a viable option for road course duty, they responded that “it’s not intended to be a surge tank”. I wasn’t really asking or expecting it to perform at the level of a dedicated surge tank — I was just looking for confirmation that it’s enough improvement over the stock setup to solve the starve issues between 1/3 to 2/3’s of a tank.

http://www.radiumauto.com/Fuel-Pump-Hanger-2011-Ford-Mustang-P2165.aspx
 

Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
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I also went with a fuel cell and an aggressive pump set up as I had lost 3 races due to fuel starvation --- even though there were 4-5 gallons in the tank. It seemed some had good results with a surge tank when they got a super high quality one and did their research, but at that point it seemed it was not that much more to step up to a fuel cell. With the fuel cell it makes the car more marketable if you decide to sell, it is safer , it likely may give you better front to rear balance, and it virtually always clears up the issue. Many race groups are getting close to mandating in the future for W2W , so it may have an added bonus in years to come. No issues with fuel once it was done and surprisingly with some other changes my front to rear weight varied only by 91 lbs. Of course after I did all this fun stuff I sold the car and fortunately the Mach 1 I now own is not quite as sensitive on lower fuel levels , but I have hit the starvation fuel burp already a couple of times, so I know how low I can run it the fuel level.

Good luck --- it is money well spent and don't try to fix on the cheap, it seems that is seldom effective with the Pony and it's dang Saddle Tank!
 
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