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Old 11-22-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
 
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Need fuel cell

I am trying to find out what kind of fuel cell I would need and which would be best for our brand of fun.

I dont want more than a 12 gallon fuel cell and 8-10 would probally be fine (the gas just sits there if it is more)

I am not sure if I need a rear sump or not

do I want foam filled

the smaller the better as far as length and width.

I would like to stay under 300 bucks.

anyone know where to get one

I would like to have christine done up before the new year.
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Got mine at Summit 12 gallons foam filled for safety reasons, sump for those uphill runs, around $115 plus shipping. Selling mine to Stretch and going with a 22 gallon since I ran out of fuel a couple of times with my 12 gallon.
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got a part number... what else did you wind up needing for install.
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some -8an fittings and some -6an fittings I believe.
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any pickups or anything like that?

I think I could get it all done quickly... just need that part number.
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Fuel Cell

I have a 16 gallon plastic fuel cell in my Jeep now. I ordered it with the foam. That was a waste of money. The son-in-law is installing a 10 gallon aluminum fuel cell in his. The 16 gallon is more than I need on the trail. The bottom sump works well on mine and I have never lost suction. But, I always start out the ride with a full tank. Jeg's and Summit have all sizes and shapes of fuel cells for under $200.
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what does the foam do?
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what does the foam do?
Helps prevent slosh
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had a buddy get a summit one w/ the foam, and after a few months he started having engine probs. the shop found the foam was disentigrating and was all in his carb. it was a mess that required 2 trips to the shop and big $$.
I dont know if anyone else has had this issue at all. just a FYI.
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You are going to need something in the fuel cell to safely baffle the fuel. I have a fuel filter ahead of my relatively expensive fuel pump. The fuel filter should stop anything from getting to the carb. If you are concerned about it get a couple of see through filters from the parts house and put one back near the fuel cell and one near the carb and this should do the trick.
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I never asked him, but I bet the morons that installed his fuel cell did not put in an inline filter when they plumbed it.
(sometimes the obvious is WAAAY over my head! lol)
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Great stuff guys... keep it comming. What about sumps?
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also on the sending unit looks like they have gm and ford applications 8.5 and 11"

which one would be the one I need.
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I do not think that foam will disintegrate in fuel. I am almost positive that it WON'T, but I will check with some of my racing buddies......

As far as a sump goes, I would get one, better safe than sorry.....it would help on off camber situations......

I would use several filters if it was me..... one at the carb, one after the tank, and one after any fitting or splice...(unless you have 15 fittings in a row, but then ofcourse you probably would not run a filter...he he)
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Great stuff guys... keep it comming. What about sumps?
Also, what about in-tank fuel pumps? It looks like they are all made for external pumps.
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Here's some info:

http://static.summitracing.com/globa...sum-290100.pdf

Why do you want an in tank? There are so many good external pumps.
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Why do you want an in tank? There are so many good external pumps.
I have TBI and modified a stock in-tank fuel pump to fit in my non TBI tank. I kinda like the setup but I guess it would make more sense to use an external pump.
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Get one with a sump at the rear of the tank, it is much better to have the fuel drop into the sump on an uphill run where you could potentially loose fuel, stall the engine and roll out of control backwards down a steep rocky hill. If you ran out of fuel going down a hill at least you could see easier to steer etc. I know there are a lot of variables like hydro steering etc. to deal with but I would rather do it going down the hill if I were out of fuel.
So far as a fuel pump I agree on an external one because it will be easier to service and should be less expensive. You will need a one way valve to let air into the tank and yet keep water and dust out, this little valve will go on the top connection of the tank. If you want a sending unit you will need to order your tank with that option and consult the Haynes or other service manual to see how many Ohms the sending unit needs to be. The tanks with the sending unit are more expensive. Also most of the tanks have 2 connections at the sump area and 1 vent connection on top. Your Zuki may or may not need both of those bottom connections and the top one could be plumbed into the correct evaporative emmisions filters if they are still on your rig.
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