I apriciate that your taking the time to write this. (And the pics)
I noticed that you have the same lift pump as me. Will you have any other pump at the tank. Any consideration to a piston pump? I guess they are supposed to be better.
Helirich I dig that we have similar projects. I need to re-read your build thread again. From my research the VE pump will support as much as 300 HP (hard to do with out multiple turbos) and I don't see going over 200 personally. Especially when you think of how much torque a 200hp 4BT build makes lol.
to answer your main question I am going to plumb extended tubing down to the bottom of my new 38 gallon tank and just use the lift pump on the block. I am pretty sure that the one pump will deliver enough fuel. I do have a main concern that you may be able to answer. I've considered putting a oneway check valve midway down the fuel line where the old fuel filter went. My thoughts were that the only fuel problems I've read about were caused by leaks etc that let the VE pump unprime. I'm thinking that someone may make a directional check valve that wouldn't hinder performance but would prevent un-priming the motor when it sits for a week... thoughts????
how is yours set up? did you leave a fuel filter in line? or just rely on the fuel seperator/filter on the block? (my plan)
I have been here reading along as well. Would love to do a diesel swap someday, but since I have not, I really can not help with anything. I totally agree with you on the amount of time that can be spent doing any type of swap in drivetrain parts or engines when there was never an option from the factory to take advantage of finding the parts needed. There are some that would just throw this in, weld a few parts, hook up a few wires and call it done. You are taking the time to make it right and last a very long time. You are doing excellent work. It will be a thrill when it is all done.
Thanks man! I feel like I am getting close and honestly getting pretty excited. It's really my daily driver so I'm trying to do a good job. (I threw together a little 85 toyota longbed truck to drive this year while I did this project and my wife is tired of it already lol)
I love to read everyone's builds and now that I've done one I am realizing that it's nice to hear input and questions. I'm trying to lend my knowledge to other builds more nowadays as well
lots of parts showing up this week! Can hardly wait!