don't mind dan, hes drunk. lol and they planned on a wagon heat and only 2 showed up do they put the imperials and a couple other cars in. obviously rick knew what he was talking about but they were in the "wagon" class. Rip Rick Knowles.
Its not usually the head on hits that will make your plastic tank break. Its when your back end gets packed in tight or somebody hits you in the passengers side and gets under your door bar... if you even have a door bar.
Post by skittlecar1x on Aug 15, 2013 14:11:06 GMT -5
I hear ya. This Sunbird I ran in 2006 was the one that made me start putting the tank on the passenger side rear floor. This one was mounted on the shelf wear the rear seat bottom sits. The box buckled, but the plastic tank stayed in it and never came apart. Actually, I still use the tank and box out of this one today.
So this rider thing, not too get too far off topic, what do you do with your battery? Where do you put it?
On the floor in a box. Riders feet straddle it. Usually have a rider for their experience to potentially get a new derby driver in this dying world, a spotter, and to keep people from trying to drive thru the passenger door...
COWARDS NEVER START
THE WEAK NEVER FINISH
WINNERS NEVER QUIT
don't get me wrong, steel fuel cells are tougher and better, but if you don't want to spend 200 in a cell you can only use in certain cars, a plastic boat tank is fine when its secure in a fireproof box. I plan on buying a tuff stuff tank sometime. I take my passenger seat out and put my tank in the rear floorboard, battery goes up front by the glove compartment
I've never paid for one. I just build my own from scratch. Hence parking a 1 ton truck on it to test it, I also pressure test all my tanks to 140 psi and check them for leaks. Its way overkill but thats just how I roll. One of the derbies around here doesn't allow fuel cell protectors so the 4 cells I'm building right now will have a 2" square tube cage inside of them. They will be mounted to the back seat bar and the floor. I'll post up some pics of my Aluminum ones and my steel ones since this is a How to thread.
Post by derbyman103 on Aug 29, 2013 0:33:54 GMT -5
Heres my fresh tank for my mini. I had to make a smaller tank for more room in the years car do to the rear end folding weird. I also have a larger fuel cell. but Im liking this one more at the moment. And yes it has been pressure tested and safe.