Sharktrainer

Fuel Cell Placement for the daily driver

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What say you? Passenger side as the factory places it or center? Have a 10 gallon and cutting spare tire puka out and of course removing original fuel tank. 

 

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On the passenger seat? :D

 

If I was committed to major surgery in the trunk then I would centralise it.

 

Consider the routing of your exhaust when you do that though. 

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FAQ member Doug Riparetti centered one in his trunk.

Here are a couple photos and a link to the post I found them in, at the bottom of this post.

 

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Trying to keep it as high as possible. My fuel pump loves to push, but doesn't like to suck from the low original. Ditched the stock 8mm fuel lines for 3/8" so my 120gph fuel pump doesn't burn up, so stock fuel level sending unit is useless because of the size feed needed.

 

 I like how that guy still utilized his original fuel sending unit into his new fuel cell.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Sharktrainer said:

Trying to keep it as high as possible.

on top of a roof rack.  gravity feed baby!

 

4 hours ago, Sharktrainer said:

My fuel pump loves to push, but doesn't like to suck from the low original.

get a better fuel pump....

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I'm going to suggest not doing it .

 

I know, I'd do it too, but 

 

the factory way is proven.  Given how many ways I've gotten

fuel plumbing wrong on the race car where there are fewer operating

conditions, I'm of the opinion that your expertise will never be questioned

on the stock system.  If you modify it, it's "all on you".

 

Which is lame, I fully agree.  But it's true.

 

I have thought seriously about getting a bladder with foam put into a stock tank.

And putting a roll- over valve on the vent.  Getting a truly sealing gas cap.  Etc.

 

t

 

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1 hour ago, TobyB said:

I have thought seriously about getting a bladder with foam put into a stock tank.

And putting a roll- over valve on the vent.  Getting a truly sealing gas cap.  Etc.

 

t

 

 

 

Toby: See this...

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Mine is 20-gallons, it’s over to the right to allow a little more room to run the exhaust, it exist to the left of the fuel cell.  

 

I also recessed the factory sending unit so my gas gauge works.

 

I like the 1974 through 1976 extra structural support in the trunk area, made it a real easy mod to perform..... (mine is a 1975)

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I have a 15 gal RCI unit that I plan on putting in the same spot as the factory tank because I want to keep the center exhaust, it should fit if I mount it sideways.

 

I'll most likely use a tanks inc TBI fuel pump module -

http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=84/category_id=61/mode=prod/prd84.htm

 

My trunk floor is pretty much non-existent and the PO rigged up some aluminum to hold in the stock tank:

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The one thing I haven't figured out yet is how to keep the stock fuel filler.

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