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In hopes of getting better fuel delivery, and making the car safer I replaced my old smelly fuel tank with an Aluminum 10 gallon fuel cell from Summit. It was kind of tricky making a fuel cell frame for this aluminum cell because there are really no safe mounting points. I used 1x1 x 16 gauge square tubing and first built the bottom making sure that the weight of the tank was going to be supported by all 4 corners. With the cell bolted to the tabs I welded on the bottom I sized it up and realized I had to make the cell removable for maintanence or repair. I came up with a way to remove the cell from the bottom by welding bolts inside of the square tube with the threads facing downwards.
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Never done it before, done some research, but still not sure on, well really, any aspect of the install other then actually mounting the cell itself. Ok gents(and ladies if any), I got this fuel cell through a trade I did awhile more to the point how to set it up(which AN fittings go where etc.). Summit Racing Aluminum Fuel Cells. SUM, SUM and SUM- IMPORTANT! The following steps are precautionary actions taken to avoid.
I did a search and read through about 10 posts with similar questions, but I just want to do this right the first time with as little headaches as possible.
Vehicle: Ford Ranger, 2. Basically I need to have this layed out for me Where can I get the parts? Any help would be really, really appreciated.Installing the fuel cell
Just make sure you use a fuel injection pump. You will also need to have a return line, which is the difference from a regular carbed set up from a plumbing aspect. Paul Holguin Well-Known Member. It's really pretty easy. You'll need to get the fittings size dash 8 or dash 6 I believe from a store that would supply that specific item, like Mc Kenzies, ect.
Get all of the fuel line and hose clamps. If you talk to a salesperson at any of the major off road suppliers, they'll get you set up.
I have always just run the new fuel line to the factory hard lines under the cab. Don't forget to plumb for the return. For mine, I went into the filler neck and threaded a new hole with a tap, then used a brass fitting that it threaded on one end and barbed on the other, and it's good to go. Make sure you tighten the fittings coming out of the cell, I have had 3 jazz cells and they've all leaked How about keping it street legal?
I would like to use my stock unit. The in line is not only more expensive for me, but it opens a whole new can of worms as far as install. Such as pressure regulation, I have no clue how that works, i assumed the regulator was integrated into the stock pump unit, but again, I dont know.
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Ive also heard many of them are unreliable Ive gotmiles on the stock unit, and 8 years of use. In a perfect world Id take my stock unit out, maybe extend some soft lines, extend the pickup, bolt it up and go Could'nt I retain the factory setup?
In hopes of getting better fuel delivery, and making the car safer I replaced my old smelly fuel tank with an Aluminum 10 gallon fuel cell from. Kanga Motorsports Spec Racer Ford Gen3 Fuel Cell Install Remove bellasoulshop.com Undo all the fasteners holding the Fuel Cell cover in place.
Or does it have to go to the filler? This seems like it should be so easy, yet its not. That inline factory pump they are talking about from the fords Can that just be setup inline on a switch to pump fuel and run the return into the filler?
Normally those red outlet ports will be aiming to the rear because they are designed so fuel is forced to the back of the tank under hard acceleration and you do not get fuel starvation.
But on a street driven car you can probably face them to the front with no adverse effects. They provide extra outlets and vent ports to allow you some flexibility in mounting the tank, and you just plug up the unwanted ports. If you still want to run that electric pump and regulator, remove and block off your existing mechanical pump, and be sure to remove the pushrod if it is a sbc.
Don's Hot RodsJun 14, I would skip the electric fuel pump since it's a driver. If you use it, make the pump inlet level or lower than the tank outlet so it's self priming.
Obviously the two outlet fittings point to rear for drag racing. Look inside if you orient it any other way. If gas level is down will fuel leave outlets uncovered under acceleration?
Better no elec pump. Just run one outlet to a filter and straight to mech pump. You got 2 return fittings. Just block one off and use other for vent. Measure resistance of sending unit and use gauge to match. Check the two top fittings before just using one as a vent. One will likely have a rollover valve in it, and that's the one you want to use as a vent. Plug the other. You should be able to either look into the opening with a flashlight at the main fill.
If you see light there's no valve; and if you don't then it has the rollover valve. The two lines in the sump can be used for feed or return. With a mechanical pump you wont need a return, so plug one of them.
I made a halo from angle iron, cut straps, and hung mine. Cut the straps from a stainless steel door plate, lol.
Speed shops will have a AN adapter compression fitting to clamp onto steel fuel line, I gravity fed mine to the mechanical pump. They offer a degree AN fitting to run it forward pretty nice. R FrederickJun 14, I know a couple of you ask why I want to put a cell in the bed First thing- Why not? I know answering a question with a question lol.
How about the "return line"? Sorry if someone answered that one already I can be ADD at times When I bought my 61 the factory tank was removed from the cab. I guess I wanted an electric fuel pump so I wouldnt be having to hassle with getting truck started, my first car was a Buick GS and it was my daily driver and it was a PITA to get er started every day
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