The Edelbrock Universal Fuel Sump is a simple solution to an issue that causes some performance enthusiasts to shy away from EFI. It’s easy to appreciate the lower cost and familiarity of a carbureted induction system, but a true hot rodder will look beyond these benefits when a substantial improvement in performance stands to be gained. Many high-performance engine builders and hot rodders now recognize the advantages of a system like Pro-Flo 4 EFI and are steadily moving away from traditional carburetor-based setups and are even looking past rudimentary TBI-style injection systems in favor of multi-port fuel-injection.
Pro-Flo 4 EFI is a bolt-on sequential-port (i.e. multi-port) system for popular V8 engines that includes an Edelbrock intake manifold with pre-assembled fuel rails, injectors and throttle body The kit provides you with an OEM-style wiring harness, plug-and-play ECU with wireless Bluetooth connection and an Android tablet to assist you through the easy set-up and calibration processes.
In spite of the many benefits of a modern EFI system, there are still some fans of horsepower that are put off by the prospect of a major fuel system conversion that, in the past, meant pulling the fuel tank, adding new fuel lines and wiring in a new rear-mounted high-pressure pump with a regulator.
The solution to this is the Edelbrock Universal Fuel Sump Kit that supports engine builds up to 600 horsepower and installs easily in the engine compartment with no need for a fuel return line, an external pressure regulator or tank modifications. The Universal Sump is a durable, lightweight fuel reservoir that takes fuel directly from your existing mechanical pump and delivers the correct amount of pressure to the Pro-Flo 4 or any aftermarket EFI system. Another benefit to the Edelbrock Universal Sump is that its pickup remains totally immersed in fuel so that fuel starvation is not an issue under hard cornering or acceleration.
Brian Hatano is a veteran automotive journalist and former editor of Car Craft, Petersen’s Drag Racing, Sport Compact Car and Motorcyclist magazines.