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post #1 of 7 Old 12-12-2014, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Holley Hydramat Fuel Tank Pickup

This stuff is ubercool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jsSPRUTSA

Mark, you need this for your build with the G's you'll be pulling

'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

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Very cool. Looks like the filtering to flow capability is far superior to anything else commonly used right now. I'd like to see how long that mat will last for and if it ever degrades and what the particulate quantity is if it does physically degrade. I'm figuring you'd still want to run a traditional fuel filter down stream just in case.


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I wonder what that stuff is?
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John, Josh, Mark- In the space vehicle world we call that a propellant management device (PMD) and that one seems to work very well. In zero gravity, fuel in a propellant tank tends to form a sphere in the center of the tank, well away from traditional fuel pick-ups in tanks. Solutions are to do a settling burn with the attitude control system to get the fuel over the traditional pick-ups, or use a PMD like this one. Wonder if they got it from aerospace sources or if the aerospace community might be able to use this version?

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Terry, sounds like an over complicated and expensive system unlike this mat!


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Josh- No, pretty simple. You just arrange something like the mat in the center of the tank on a structure or stretched from wall to wall, where the propellant concentrates. Very easy to do and more effective than all the baffling and one way openings they use now.

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What amazes me about this stuff is the apparent lack of air in the lines as it's wicking the fuel up.

Wonder how well it would work for a dry sump application?

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