With any custom build, the end result is going to be directly proportional to the quality of the parts and the builder. But one thing that is for certain, if you want that car or truck to perform, you had better back up that performance with parts designed to take it. Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle (HRCC) is no stranger to custom builds, and they’re no stranger to Aeromotive fuel systems, either.
The two companies teamed up on this build, the Kosmic Outcast, a custom truck that combines a plethora of body panels from Ford, Pontiac, Plymouth, Chevy, and Chrysler, along with lots of custom panels built for this ride. Looking over the build, you can see familiar parts: like the 1960 Plymouth Valiant wagon tailgate sporting 1960 Chrysler Imperial tail lights.
The cab of this truck began life as a 1940 Ford that was chopped five inches and sectioned six inches. The cowl was borrowed from a 1934 Chevy truck, while a 1957 Chevy hood was skinned and reshaped to create the roof. The custom grille was fabricated from 1932 and 1953 Fords, with quarter panels being filleted from a 1960 Pontiac.
Inside the truck, the interior is a lot more custom than common, and that’s part of the appeal of the Kosmic Outcast. Chassis Fabricator Ryan Scherman said, “The seats are comfortable – as long as they hit you in the right spots.”
To keep this “intergalactic weapon of destruction” grounded, the front axle has been dropped four inches, and an HRCC 9-inch 4 link rearend transfers the power from the stroked and blown 1959 Olds 371 rocket. Power is put to the pavement on 15-inch Radir Bullet Spokes and Firestone whitewalls.
But all that work and all of those parts can’t keep the Kosmic Outcast going without a fuel system designed to take it ballistic, and that’s where Aeromotive comes into play. Their Phantom Stealth Fuel System helps keep the fuel flowing from the tank, and fed up to the six carburetors, through Aeromotive fuel lines and fuel fittings.
The Phantom Stealth Fuel System is an in-tank conversion that allows you to modify your existing tank and install an electric fuel pump, complete with it’s own baffling and delivery system, to make a clean install on a factory style tank. The fuel pump can handle low fuel pressures, such as for a carb application, or higher pressures such as those needed for fuel injection. The fuel pressure is all controlled by an Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator using the same pump and in-tank Phantom Stealth Fuel System.
Everything that is needed to install the Phantom Stealth kit into your fuel tank is included, and the baffle will ensure that your fuel won’t be sloshing around during hard acceleration or hard cornering – especially when the Kosmic Outcast is hitting mach 3 during interplanetary cruising missions.
On the top side of the Phantom Stealth install, the pump assembly can fit tanks that are from 5.5 inches to 11 inches deep, and includes a billet, black anodized hanger with NPT threads so you can add whatever type of fittings needed to deliver/return the fuel.
If you want to find out more about this Phantom Stealth Fuel System, check out the Aeromotive web site for this and more fuel systems and parts, and don’t forget to get fueled up for more fantastic builds from Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle at their web site.