installing a fuel cell



installing a fuel cell

Postby grumpyvette » November 17th, 2008, 6:02 pm

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: installing a fuel cell

Postby grumpyvette » December 19th, 2008, 4:46 pm

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the work above is IMPRESSIVE, I know because IVE welded on several sumps , on O.E.M. gas tanks,and even custom fabricated a few gas tanks from aluminum sheet stock and diamond plate, but the main point is you can frequently buy a complete fuel cell for a reasonable cost. thats set up correcly for far less total cash, time,effort, and the resulting fuel system generally works better once your done with an aftermarket fuel cell installed.
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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: installing a fuel cell

Postby grumpyvette » April 10th, 2009, 9:36 am

READ THRU THESE LINKS
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one of the more common mistakes I see is guys running new fuel lines that are marginal or really too small, or running the correct fuel lines but using fittings that are too small internally, for the application, or in some cases connecting the right size fuel lines to the original fuel tank connection fittings, in some cases those were as small as 5/16" and like a chain, its the weak link! your fuel system will flow are the rate of the most restrictive component, having a great fuel pump makes little difference if the fittings or fuel filter or the lines won,t allow the pump to flow to its full potential, I see guys run 1/2" or AN#8 lines and connect them with adapters to a 3/8" or AN#6 connector on fuel pumps, or fuel pressure regulators and OEM fuel tank connections frequently, that's a sure way to restrict flow.
ALL COMPONENTS must have the correct matching internal passages or your restricting the flow rates, I tend to suggest all AN#8 fittings from tank, to carb, or to the injection fuel rails, on any car that will have over 550 hp,and lines back to the tank, or thru fuel filters or pressure regulators in some cases that will require some planning, maybe twin fuel pressure regulators or twin filters , but do the research and do it correctly.
don,t think the return line size is not important, having a an#8 fuel feed line to the carb or fuel rails but trying to re-use the stock 5/16" or 3/8" fuel line as a return line MAY NOT WORK CORRECTLY
if your thinking about just sending the car out to a local shop to have the fuel cell installed....
ID bet serious money you could buy , or at least place a large deposit on a small miller MIG welder for the cost of the install labor cost if its done correctly, so ID suggest doing it yourself, done correctly its protected with a roll cage guard frame to prevent or at least limit damage in a crash, and to support the weight of the tank and fuel and protect the fuel pump and locate the fuel filters etc.
Before you drop off the car get a detailed list of costs and the work to be done, theres a world of difference between just fabricating a couple brackets and bolting a small 5-10 gallon fuel cell into a cars trunk and setting up the fuel system correctly so its safe in a roll over or rear end impact

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http://www.welders-direct.com/merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=WD&Product_Code=907335
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: installing a fuel cell

Postby stroker87 » April 13th, 2009, 2:32 pm

Your right 20 gal. or more on a street car!

I have a 16 gal. right now and will be going bigger

I did install #8an and 1/2 line the hole way! :mrgreen:
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Re: installing a fuel cell

Postby grumpyvette » November 24th, 2009, 8:52 am

your basic fuel cell installation pictures showing that some thought, planing and measurement plus some basic welding skill make it possible for most of us to do a nice clean installation that you can be proud of.

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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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