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Sweet, i will either make a weekend out of it or if ya want you can meet me part way. Does it still have the fuel pump? After i get it i can do some tests and if you provide the fuel cell i can make a mount for the stock pump.
It's still in the truck bro, so we'll have to make a weekend out of it....and yea, its not been touched so everything is there...


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so are you parting the truck out by chance hehe
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Sweet, let me know what weekend you are free. You want to do it next weekend or the weekend after?


Jason, the tank is out of his blue truck. There isn't much that you would be able to use out of it for your QC. If you need something it would probably be easier to list what your looking for than from him to say what or even if there is something left. Glad you found the thread BTW.





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yup, did a quick search just to see the info posted here. Props to ya. About how much is that custom tank going to cost you anyways? 250-300?
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Jay, give me a call when ya get a chance, things have been crazy around here with going to the Hospital and crap. And we're moving on the 26~28th of this month.

Jason, as Jay said, let me know what your looking for. I have alot of parts laying around, some not even on the blue truck...


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slight update.......


I went to a local speed shop during the weekend to meet a couple of friends and talk. I ended up finding 3 other places that make cells with great feedback locally and online. I emailed a total of 4 places with with a sketch and explanation. Hopefully i will have a response by Friday from all of them. I highly doubt the price will be 300 or under. Most places start the prices at 300 being the cheapest (I have heard some pay just under 1.5K). I just hope mine is around 400.

Based on my specs it will be very close to 21.5 gall. compared to my current 19 gal that isn't allowing me to use the whole 19 gal due to the fuel slosh and not providing enough fuel to the pump during a turn. I am only able to use 13.-14.5 gal max out of it. with the new one i should easily be able to use 20 gal. Here is an attached pic of what i am looking at also........


Rook, i will hit ya up soon man, things have been crazy around my way also. Your moving? Adding 24hr room service to hotel rook?





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I'd to add some baffles and make the sump volume larger. I have a stock tank with the factory "baffle" (AKA filter )removed and a Aeromotive external pump. The pick up tube sits on the bottom of the tank. At anything under 1/3 of a tank I get starvation even when acceleration slowly. I think I may put a fabricated tank in the bed gravity feeding a 1/2 gallon reservour under the bed before the pump. That should eliminate any starvation unless I roll the damn thing !
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sweet, I will keep that in mind man. I really appreciate it. I will either have internal baffles or just run 2" or so of foam on the bottom. I am actually talking with two of the 4 people i emailed. So far neither one of them do 1/4" they only do 1/8". Hope this shit holds up, although it should. I think it was more of a welding problem then material thickness for the rci. Anyone know how thick the RCI is off hand?





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1/4" is way over kill. I worked at a welding shop that made custom boat tanks. They used .100" or .125" . Boats pound the hell out of tanks and baffles. They never had any problems. You'll find that almost all tanks are made the same way. I'd avoid the foam. it breaks down and clogs EFI systems.
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sweet, good to know about the foam. What do you think about 1/8" or .080? think that would be good enough or would i need to weld some aluminum angle iron to the corners to help brace the seams from creaking and leaking like the RCI?





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