I've got to get a fuel pressure gauge coming and put into this truck of mine. I'm not one to be constantly changing things for the fun of it. I need to build my truck up as it is my work truck and as such is my breadwinner and dependability is #1 for me. I'm going to have to add things in stages, as I'm sure the whole “things are tight” story is rather familiar. So I'm trying to think ahead and not waste effort. Let me explain what I *think* I've figure out and the route I think I'll take to get there and PLEASE give me all the feed back you want. I've been reading so many threads, the head is swimming.
I plan on a conservative approach. I think I would like some more power eventually as I need this for pulling a trailer with skidsteer and such. So, I need to add the pressure gauge NOW to make sure I'm not killing my VP44. (Gonna be running two stroke at 1oz/1gal) Next, I think I'll add the trans temp gauge to monitor my tranny while pulling. Then my EGT's next. Lastly, it's the boost I need to monitor, correct? I am also thinking of adding the Raptor 100 and plumbing it to the bowl like I read someone else has done. (Or should I just go to an AirDog 100?)
I plan to either put in an A-pilar gauge set or go with a computer to display all the other read outs. But I do not want to spend money twice.
I am looking at putting the fuel pressure gauge on the steering column. To do that, I am considering this pod to hold the actual gauge = http://www.genosgarage.com/prodinfo....er=GM-DG-15012
Then as far as a gauge, I think I want the mechanical(tell me why I shouldn't? If I go with a computer later, is that going to be a problem?) so I am thinking of running this one from geno's http://www.genosgarage.com/prodinfo....ber=ISS-R5604R
To this, I realize that I need to go buy a needle valve from the auto store. Still learning where it needs to go, but trying to get my parts list together as well as the details.
Add to that, if I understand correctly, I need a bango bolt like this http://www.genosgarage.com/prodinfo....BF-LONG-TAPPED to run this with. As I am thinking that I like the look of adding the raptor 100 to the system.
Also, am I needing to get this hose kit to connect to the fuel filter? http://www.genosgarage.com/prodinfo....mber=VULCAN-FH
Ok, I think that get's the ball rolling. What am I leaving out? Or is there an easier/better way than what I am talking about?
Shoot....just looked and “re-found” this post that I had forgotten about http://forum.mopar1973man.com/thread...fuel-psi-gauge and am now have got myself confused. Maybe I won't be ordering this weekend. I may have to wait and talk to someone on Monday.
Thanks for all the help.
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Oh, very seriously thinking that I am going to need to add a pac-brake or Jacob's.