Fuel tanks

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by RaycerX81, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    I was looking for a faster "universal fit" solution and found this:

    http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2008/02/InTankFuelPump/index.php

    Has anyone used this yet? Any Pics or tips? You can get these online for around $225.....a lot cheaper than a fancy gas tank and easier than fabbing something yourself.

    Plus it comes with the pump, as the tray built in, and fully adjustable.
     
  2. 1fastlt1

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    I'm gonna measure the tank in my caprice and see how close the measurements are on it! I'm thinkning its going to be to wide front to back since the caprice is such a long car! I'll let you know what I find out.
     
  3. JJFarmer

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    You would think there would be some tank or even a pump application that drop right into a 2nd gen....maybe an Opel, or Suzukia.
     
  4. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    How much room is between gap at the top of the tank and the trunk floor? I have seen several people modify their tanks with "recesses" for mounting the tanks inc pump like this:

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    My welding skills suck, but I was hoping there is at least 1" of room, if so I would rather drill a few holes and mount my pump w/o having to build a recess if there is room.
     
  5. daniel76309

    daniel76309 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just a thought...

    I haven't done it yet, but I intend to use the Tanks, Inc. module also. My plan is to cut the trunk floor and make an access panel which is raised up a little for clearance. That seems a little easier/more predictable than cutting up the tank, and in the future it would allow me to access the pump, fittings, etc. without dropping the tank. Granted, it will make a bump in the trunk, but I don't think that is a big problem-- I am going to try to hide it under the spare tire.
     
  6. OneShoe50

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    I did this as a method to the madness.

    Took a new tank, punched a hole in the bottom, used a bulkhead fitting and mounted a pump/filter combo using the mounts for the rear sway bar.

    Yep looks like I've lost my mind :rolleyes:
     
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    Problem is, it will loose suction if you run the tank low and corner. I'm gonna do similar, but put a sump on the tank and put the pump/filter in the back with a mounting plate similar to yours...
     
  8. sbca96

    sbca96 Veteran Member

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    I am really leaning toward using the early available tank in my later 2nd Gen.
    Am I missing something, or is this easily the Holy Grail?

    Tom
     
  9. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Do it, let me know if the filler neck is a straight fit. I'd like a plug and play option, but I'd rather let someone else pioneer it.:)
     
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    Always the cheapskate ain't ya Todd? nbl bro. I too am curious to see how this works though.
     

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