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Old 03-31-2002, 11:52 PM
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can anyone tell me what gauges preferably gaffrig i'm going to need for my pro-charger set up ? do i need a boost gauge and fuel pressure? and what should the range read on these if i run 5lbs of boost ?
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I guess you have a problem reading your own threads. Didn't we just discuss this issue in detail on a previous Pro Charger Thread?
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Tell you what I have on my Whipple:

Boost gauge
Fuel pressure
Water Pressure for motor and intercooler

Thats what I have anyway.....

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Goodfella, if your not going to answer the question then don't reply. Obviously 26Sonic is trying to get as much info as he can.

The minimum you need is boost and fuel pressure. I have Gaffrig(livorsi) red line warning series. The warning series have a red light in the middle of the guage that lights up when there is a problem. The fuel pressure you need should range from 0-15 psi. Your running pressure will probably be between 8-13 psi. This guage can be either mechanical or electric sender. Mechanical is best but you will have to run a fuel line up to the dash. Boost guage should be between 0-15 lbs and definately mechanical. Other guages are a + to have but not needed.
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Ken,

Are you sure on those fuel pressure numbers - Procharger sets their systems up to run with over 40 lbs fuel pressure under boost, occaisionally over 50. I use a 0-60 fuel pressure gauge with my whippled motor.
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Perhaps a oil temp gauge would be in order.
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Kokopelli,

That is what mine are set at. At idle I am at 8 and WOT 13+, 5-6 lbs of boost
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The differences in fuel pressures stated here can be attributed to carb vs efi systems. The efi runs at higher pressures. The carb version is around 7# at idle +1# of pressure for each # of boost (boost referenced 4-port regulator as provided by Procharger. The regulator boost port MUST be plumbed from the airbox nipple & not the intake manifold. So if you are running 5# of boost your max pressure will be 12-13# unlike efi which will be higher.
Gauges- boost gauge & fuel pressure minimum.
water pressure optional- adequate flow can be seen thru the tell-tale dump.
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thanks ken, just trying to get as much info as possible before starting this project.
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Hey Ken,
The reason why I posted that comment is that 26sonic had the info already on a previous thread that he started. Named Pro Charger System. I guess he just likes to play with his keyboard
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