Blow-By-Racing Jackal Fuel System - Fuel Pack
Our test car is the perfect candidate for Blow-By Racing's Jackal fuel system. The car is an '11 GT with a Blow-By Racing-built short-block featuring a stock crank, Manley rods, Manley pistons, and a boost-friendly 9:1 compression ratio. The engine features stock heads and intake. For power, the car has a Hellion Power Systems single-turbo kit with a Precision 67mm turbocharger and 80-lb/hr injectors. Essentially, this test car features a built engine with a Hellion single-turbo kit, but even so, Blow-By's Jackal fuel system is necessary since the stock fuel system peters out around 650 hp, but with a turbo car, the power comes on so violently, that number is actually lower. The way a turbo car's power comes on makes a fuel system that much more valuable and necessary. As you can see by the dyno numbers, this car makes excellent use of the Jackal fuel system, having made 687 hp and 789 lb-ft of torque at 14 pounds of boost, and on pump gas.
Remember to attach the crossover...
Remember to attach the crossover tube to the Jackal fuel pump assembly and reinstall the fuel pump retainer.
To make sure the sender will...
To make sure the sender will still operate as intended, it's relocated to a ring circling the Jackal fuel hat and Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump.
Here's the Jackal fuel pump...
Here's the Jackal fuel pump assembly almost ready to drop in. The fuel-level sender needs wiring, and then it'll be ready to go in.
With the sender wired and...
With the sender wired and grounded, the Jackal fuel pump assembly can be installed into the tank.
With the Jackal fuel pump...
With the Jackal fuel pump hat installed, it looks like it came that way from the factory, but now the car is capable of supporting 1,200 hp. With the pump installed, we can install the fuel pump fittings and fuel lines.
Blow-By uses -8 fuel line...
Blow-By uses -8 fuel line for the feed and -6 line for the return. Here you can see the -8 fitting for the feed side has already been installed. This line will be fed to the engine compartment, or more specifically, the fuel pressure regulator.
Blow-By uses push-lock fuel...
Blow-By uses push-lock fuel fittings; as the name implies, you push the fuel line onto the fitting and that's it. Here's the -6 return line being installed onto the fuel pump fitting.
With the fittings installed,...
With the fittings installed, the fuel tank is raised back into place. While Chris uses the transmission jack to raise the fuel tank, the fuel lines are loosely routed along the car's underside to the engine compartment.
On '05-up Mustangs, an access...
On '05-up Mustangs, an access hole for the fuel pump assembly is under the rear seat. Here's what the new fuel pump and line setup looks like with the access plate removed. In this picture it looks like the fuel line's fluid-holding capabilities will be short-lived. However, a plastic access hole cover will get the fuel line off the hole's sharp opening.
The most logical place for...
The most logical place for the included Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator is on the driver-side inner fender between the shock tower and firewall. The return line has already been installed here, and the feed line will be installed onto one of the side ports. A fuel line for the fuel rails will be installed on the other side port. Obviously, with the adjustable fuel pressure regulator, you can make changes to the fuel pressure depending on your fuel needs and desired air/fuel ratio.
Midway down the feed line,...
Midway down the feed line, Blow-By places an included Aeromotive fuel filter to catch any trash. The feed and return lines are routed along other lines, and secured using clamps and tie-wraps. You can see the return line in this image as well. As its name implies, it returns unused fuel back to the tank. Of course, since a factory Mustang uses a returnless fuel system, the car must be tuned to accept this change.
The '11 Mustang GT's engine...
The '11 Mustang GT's engine cover is a love-it-or-hate-it item for enthusiasts, but it can hide myriad modifications, including the kit's Aeromotive fuel rails. Even though it's a single-turbo monster, the horsepower within is not readily apparent underhood. If someone doesn't know what they're looking at, you have a money-maker on your hands.