Holley HydraMat fuel pickups feature a patent-pending design that solves the problems associated with traditional fuel pickups in stock fuel tanks and racing fuel cells. They greatly reduce the potential for air to enter into the fuel system, which can result in poor engine performance and/or engine stalling. The pickups are perfect for vehicles experiencing fuel starvation during hard cornering, acceleration, stopping, inclines, and low fuel conditions. Surface tension and fluid wicking allow them to continue to draw fuel from the tank or cell even when part of them is uncovered. As an area of the Holley HydraMat fuel pickups is uncovered, tiny pores in the media seal off through surface tension, forcing fuel to be drawn from other areas of the mat where fuel continues to be available. Their unique internal reservoir assists in keeping fuel available at the pickup even under extreme fuel slosh conditions--and they eliminate the need for specialty reservoirs, sumps, and pickup pumps, greatly reducing cost and complexity. They can also act as a 15 micron pre-filter, eliminating the need for a separate filter before the fuel pump, and they can be folded and compressed for easy installation through a variety of fuel cell openings.