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Old 05-31-2015, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PS reservoir mount input needed...

Ok, the PS pump is mounted pretty high on my engine because of how tight the chassis is to the engine down lower, the issue I am running into is getting the reservoir up high enough. this is what I ended up mocking up.


the question I have is will this give me enough height above the inlet of the pump to keep it happy, or am I going to have starvation issues?
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As long as its a straight shot to the pump, I don't see an issue with it being short, or even shorter than that. Ive seen some plumb the reservoir pretty much straight into the pump inlet with only 3" of hose split between each fitting. Those, however, were all engine mounted though so everything moved together. If you are mounting it to the chassis, I would use more than that to take up for the movement of the engine (even though it should be minimal)
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gravity is king. the second you go vertical your pump is going to starve the way you have it.
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Yes, I can rotate the inlet of the pump, and it will be almost a direst straight shot to the reservoir. I'm worried that when I am climbing something the pump is going to run dry, but there is a lot of fluid in the resi.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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gravity is king. the second you go vertical your pump is going to starve the way you have it.
There is simply no option to mount it like you have it. The pump barly clears the chassis as it is, and if I put the resi any higher it will be sticking through the hood...
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Your best bet is to get a bracket to drop your pump lower on the motor not to pricey and you can thank me later. goatbuilt has the bracket you'll need
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Mines going to be close to the hood even as it sits now. If you have to relocate a tube to make it work so be it. My shocks didn't fit with my chassis so I had to cut out a tube i'll get it back in there eventually but car was made for 2.0's. Also the pump is up against the block pretty good the headers we have actually stick out farther.
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I can't put the pump lower, I had the rock tactics setup that puts it in the same place, it's not even remotly close to having enough room to make that work... I may need to look into another type of reservoir maybe...
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Best pic I could find of mine but I have never had a problem with it. The res is mounted pretty high and sticks through the hood but its well below my sight line.

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Old 06-01-2015, 06:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's what I came up with on my 73 Bronco.

It's worked great.

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Old 06-01-2015, 09:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would do what ever you can to move the pump down and get the res above the pump , the way it's is it will starve when the rig is pointed up hill
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The new Insane Racing Formula Offroad car's setup.
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if you cant move the pump down or the reservoir up then i would move the reservoir closer to the pump so it wont starve for fluid on a steep hill as easily as it will with where its at now.
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The new Insane Racing Formula Offroad car's setup.
that thing looks like its even worse then the OP setup, how is that thing not gonna starve when going up a steep hill?
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Mine is snuggled in about as tight as possible, but it works awesome and doesn't starve on climbs.



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that thing looks like its even worse then the OP setup, how is that thing not gonna starve when going up a steep hill?
That's exactly my point, but it works.

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Is that formula 4x rig a pressurized setup?
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Just for the record, that Formula 4X set up isn't working. Short pump life. Very short.

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Just for the record, that Formula 4X set up isn't working. Short pump life. Very short.

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I was wondering, was trying to dig up the post they had on here and I remember some comments in regards to that.
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on a side note, I am facing the same issue on my jeep but I got my res. mounted much closer to the pump. On the new style PSC res. what is the AUX port for? Can you use it piggy back a 2nd res for more capacity?.
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Aux=Hydro boost, and some race applications with ext pressure bypass valves.
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Aux=Hydro boost, and some race applications with ext pressure bypass valves.
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My pump has 2 feed ports (I believe) can I plumb the aux to the second feed port and would it make a difference? What is your opinion on the setup I posted?
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My pump has 2 feed ports (I believe) can I plumb the aux to the second feed port and would it make a difference? What is your opinion on the setup I posted?
Height wise my setup is about the same, although i mounted the reservoir almost right on top of the pump. Has been fine to date.
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I don't have a super cool buggy like you guys, but I've ran into the same problem. So... I moved the PS pump.

Original position is literally at the same height of the top of the engine. I made a bracket that used the original PS mount and welded it together and then bolted that piece to the stock mounts on the alternator.



And put it pretty low now.



Don't mind the bungies, gotta do whatcha gotta do right?

Position it would of been in if I kept pump there... Clearly way to high and through the hood



New position

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Why don't you just make your own Rez?

You would think that the aftermarket crowd would understand the issues that a tall narrow rez presents and have other shorter/wider/baffled options.
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