Some of you may of already seen my introduction post where I mentioned my newly acquired G100 Charade with a CB61 engine swapped in.
I thought it best to start a build thread here so I can focus all technical questions and discussions into the correct area.
Off the top of my head, the minimum things that need doing before I can get the engine RUNNING.
- Fuel tank sorted with new fuel pump
- Vacuum lines sorted
- Minor wiring
Things to do before I can get it DRIVING:
- Fresh fluids all around
- Fabricate and plumb up intercooler intake and piping into carb
- Fit correct battery
I will leave the list at that. This is fairly high level and I am certain that several more minor jobs will pop up as we continue into the build.
Not much more would be required ontop of that to make the car roadworthy so I won’t bother with those boring details.
Some pics of the car:
I am currently stuck on the fuel tank and pump situation and would love some input:
The car came with a tank and hanger for the turbo CB61 engine (includes in tank pump), HOWEVER, I have since discovered that the tank is to suit the 4dr and so the tank fill and breather points are all in different spots which is a shame as the tank is in good condition.
The old non-turbo carby tank is full of stinky old fuel and sludge. I am yet to have a good inspection of it, however, I don’t believe there is too much rust or anything nasty.
I am thinking that the best way forward would be to:
- clean up the inside of the non-turbo carby tank with some hydrochloric acid and fresh fuel.
- Swap the sender units between tanks (the turbo tank sender unit is in better condition)
- reinstall non-turbo carby tank
- run an inline EFI fuel pump on the standard fuel line that would of previously fed the non-turbo carb with a pre-pump in-line fuel filter.
My question is, will the factory turbo carb RRFPR manage an EFI fuel pump? Or should I purchase an aftermarket turbo-carb RRFPR that is designed to work with modern EFI pumps (IIRC ~$120AUD)? I am not sure what the fuel pump on the turbo-carb tank outputs as far as pressure, does anyone know? If it is the same as a modern EFI pump then I can’t see my above setup being an issue.
Some pics of both tanks and turbo-carb fuel pump for reference.