1) I've seen that design where the fuel pump just dangles inside the tank, supported only by the rubber hose connected to it. Does that really work? I can't believe that with all the harsh accelerations from impact forces it doesn't tear loose from all that flopping around.
2) I bought a new M&M boys standard tank and grafted the sealing ring and complete sending unit from a Lumina tank right to it using the same basic process as what is in the Youtube video in the first post. Works great, seals without goo, and if the pump ever dies, changing it is as simple as it is for a stock tank.
3) where in the world are you guys finding metal boat tanks? I've been searching for literally YEARS and all I can find are ones that are rusted to $hit inside. Plastic boat tanks are the only useable ones I can find and you sure can't weld a stock sending unit onto those
Got 4 metal tanks out in the shed.. . buy 'em up when you come across them
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Make sure they're not rusty. Had 2 that I picked up that were free that were pretty rusty. Now I use the one as a battery box for compact. Can fit 2 12 volts in there pretty easy along with some padding.
For those of you that want to build a tank and not have to go through the trouble of putting the ring in the tank for the in tank pump, this is the style pump I use, it mounts externally and has never gotten hot.
They run at 70-95 PSI and move 30-40 GPH, and can be had for less than $50.
I've been using the same one since 08 and has been in 4 different cars now. The one I have was used, probably from the 80s, and the seam at the top finally gave way and started leaking fuel. I will be buying several of these soon.
Just thought I would share...
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2012 14:16:38 GMT -5 by T-Brell
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if you can't find a boat tank or don't wanna build one my brother and i have used grill propane tanks and they work well also , just drill a hole on the bottom of the tank and fill it full of water to make sure all the gas is out ans use a torch to cut the hole bigger
my compact tank is made out of a 12 gallon tractor tank.. and a old 95' beretta plastic tank... cut about 3/4" or so around the pump, and ring... ran a bead of black silicone around the opening of my tank, dropped the pump with lock ring, plastic hang over and all in, ran about 8 self tapping 1/4" screws around the outer edge of ring, threw the ring, platic, and tank.. then ran a nice lookin bead of the black silicone around the outer edge of everything.. been runnin that tank since 08' with no issues.. been ran in full size, midsize, and compacts!
Post by crashincars76 on Jul 19, 2013 20:35:15 GMT -5
I am just dropping my fuel pump into the fill cap of my boat tank as mentioned on one of the posts. What I will do then is drill a hole in the cap and run the line/wires through that and seal it. My question is what is the best way to hook up wires that will be submerged in the tank? Didn't know if electrical tape would dissolve like duct tape does.