Thanks to all for this discussion and the link to the great closeup pics. I'd often wondered what really had changed since Revell made their last TF kits and what it might take to get them more up to date, if not somewhat current for today's cars. I'd been toying with the idea of starting my next TF Revell kit (Eddie Hill's) and scratching a canopy which is very common today, but after reading Force's comment I now have more knowledge of other things that would need to be changed. I record all the NHRA races each week on my dvr and love pausing the playback when there are closeups of the engines and related. I wish I could do screen captures of some of those views!
I was basically looking for just the main fuel pump lines on the Revell part. I've already made my barrel valve very similar to the dual inlet one you posted a pic of. It may or may not be period correct for the Bud car, but it's what it's going to be in this case. I'm not going to stress over the exact routing of the fuel pump lines but was hoping to make an effort at doing it somewhat correctly.
The beauty of detailing dragster stuff is that it's always visible. No having to put a hood on only to end up covering up your hard work.
It's from the Revell Bud dragster kit. My RM Pennzoil dragster kit has the same pump setup so I'm guessing they were on most of the kits of then current kits from the late 90's and early 2000's. I won't be at home for a few days to be able to show you another view unfortunately. What you're looking at is the dead on front view and this is the two pump covers and associated fittings. The two pump bodies run off a common drive shaft that mounts to the block between the blower belts. I've spent a fair amount of time searching Google images (it's an art to come up with good search terms) and will continue, but I thought I'd give some of the forum experts a shot at identifying for me. I have the schematic you posted and will use that if I don't find better. It obviously shows the two main fuel lines going to the barrel valve, but the others somewhat confused me. I'm guessing they'll end up at a fuel distribution block of sorts.
I've attached a pic of a Revell twin fuel pump manifold for a top fuel dragster circa 2000. I've already drilled out all 5 fittings and am ready to run fuel lines but have a question as to which go where. I'm assuming A and B go to the barrel valve. Is this right? How about C, D, and E?
I've used both methods described above but prefer wire for really small parts, held with a minuscule drop of CA. The thin wire is strong and the hole needed can be kept really small as well. I like using plastic rod as well for other applications and always prefer to not use CA if I can so being able to use regular styrene cement is a plus.
Both work, the key is drilling the hole in the right spot
Like everything, the more you do it, the better you get.