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March '19

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48 THE SHOP MARCH 2019 … customers that require street capa- bility with high-power support, now even crossing the 2,000-hp barrier. The biggest change in the Fuel Pump market over the past 10 years has been … … the addition of DC brushless technology is expanding. While Fuelab was nearly alone 10 years ago with this unique offering, many companies are now exploring it with their own offerings. DC brushless systems offer compatibility with alcohols, reduced current draw as well as easier integration of speed-control capabilities. An unexpected benefit for shops that offer Fuel Pump upgrades is … … the addition of add-ons can help aid in extra sales. This not only includes other items such as regulators or filters, but can include fittings, hoses, pressure gauges or even fuel rails or entire fuel tanks. WELDON HIGH PERFORMANCE Oakwood Village, Ohio Jim Craig Racing Product Manager Our hottest Fuel Pump upgrade product for 2019 is … … the 16250-A and 16420-A high-volume fuel pumps for use in carbureted applica- tions. Carbs are still the preferred manner of induction in most Sportsman drag racing applications. Its best features include … … a steel pump element, making it compatible with all known racing fuels including methanol; a 1.75-square-inch Teflon diaphragm to ensure proper fuel delivery and pressure control throughout a run; and a high-performance brushed DC motor using a multipole design with rare-earth magnet material that delivers improved performance under load. The customer base that offers the greatest potential for growth in the performance Fuel Pump market is … … Sportsman class racing. The biggest change in the Fuel Pump market over the past 10 years has been … … improved materials and motor options. An unexpected benefit for shops that offer Fuel Pump upgrades is … … add-on sales of filters, regulators and fittings. DEATSCHWERKS Oklahoma City Chris Mills Senior Technical Product Specialist Our hottest Fuel Pump upgrade product for 2019 is … … the DWBrushless Fuel Pump and Con- troller Its best features include … … DW is taking brushless technology inside the tank. The first true in-tank brushless pump for the performance aftermarket, DW has simplified the electronics by inte- grating the controller into the wiring har- ness for a simple plug-n-play installation. The DWBrushless pump is a 425-lph pump with a programmable controller. It has a compact height and 42mm diameter. The customer base that offers the greatest potential for growth in the performance Fuel Pump market is … Fuel pumps and related components may not be flashy, but they are an important part of the upgrade process. (Photos courtesy Deat- schWerks) FUEL'S GOLD

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