Last month we spun a tale of woe in regards to our '10 Camaro project car's blown LS3 engine. As you'll recall, the factory fuel pump hit its limit somewhere over the 500 rear-wheel horsepower level and left our Magnacharged mill with tons of air and very little fuel. The resulting lean condition ate our rings and gave us an excuse to punch the LS3 out to 416 cubes. Of course, this meant that our already inadequate fuel system was even more underpowered. Enter ADM Performance. Andy Mages has been upping '10 SS power and encountering these same fuel supply dilemmas. He came up with a whole new fuel system in response. As Andy explains, "Our performance dual fuel-pump system was designed with 100 percent OEM parts to ensure the original equipment integrity. In the standard OEM configuration, it's capable of providing enough fuel to support over 800 hp and it can even be modified to handle up to 1,000 hp."
The system utilizes a '10 Cadillac CTS-V dual fuel-pump module, a larger GM crossover line, a new fuel level sensor module, and a pre-programmed fuel control module. Since this system sucks more juice from the electrical system, ADM also includes new heavy-duty wiring along with a 50-amp wiring harness, fuse holder, and MIL-spec mounting hardware.
Changing out the parts isn't rocket science, but getting to the fuel pump on a '10 Camaro is a bit of a pain. We're sure the placement of the saddle tank makes sense from a safety and weight distribution standpoint, but it's a royal pain in terms of serviceability. But we need our engine to be well-fed, so we picked up a kit from ADM and headed over to Don Lee Auto in Rancho Cucamonga, California, for a little wrench time.
Busy With Bushings
When it comes to the saying, "While we're there we may as well..." we're just like any other hot rodder. So, it shouldn't be surprising that once we knew we would be dropping the rear IRS unit, it was decided to replace the rubber factory bushings with some polyurethane pieces from Energy Suspension. Doing this was another step toward making our '10 handle just a bit better and feel more connected to the road.