Not too long ago, we showed you Aeromotive’s new Stealth in-tank fuel system for late C5 and C6 Corvettes on LSXMag. Here at the 2010 SEMA show, we got to go hands-on with the setup, which is a drop-in replacement for the stock pump, retaining the factory jet siphon system and fuel level sender but capable of supplying enough flow to support 1000 blown horsepower (with the A1000 pump) or even 1400 with the Eliminator.
Instead of voltage boosters or multiple failure-prone stock-style pumps ganged together, the Stealth puts a true race-spec fuel pump into your Corvette’s tank. Since it’s rated for continuous duty, this is the go-to solution for even the craziest street-driven ‘Vette.
But what if you don’t have one? Say you’re driving a fifth gen Camaro or even a (gasp!) S197 Mustang? They’ve got saddle-style tanks and factory jet siphon systems too, and soon they will have drop-in Stealth pump systems from Aeromotive, just like the Corvette. In case you’re wondering how much redirected flow it takes to keep the siphon siphoning, Aeromotive says they’ve measured it at approximately three gallons an hour – a literal drop in the bucket for these hefty pumps.
Not wanting to leave the rest of us out (and knowing when they had a good thing going), Aeromotive also came up with a “universal” Stealth setup that mounts the pump to a bulkhead fitting that mounts to the top of the tank or fuel cell, then hangs the stainless steel prefilter off a 3/4-inch diameter pickup tube that can be cut to any length necessary. The prefilter is secured via a dual o-ring assembly on the housing to keep it securely in place.
Carburetor guys who are thinking of perhaps switching to EFI some day will also appreciate the fact that the universal Stealth system will happily work with either setup with just a regulator change.