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Best procedure to convert dual gas tanks to one tank?

I am working on a 1930 model A street rod that was originally built with two gas tanks. There is one 5 gallon gas tank mounted on each side of the car under the seats. The car has a TCI frame, corvette rear end, stock 350 Chevy engine and fuel pump.

We would like to replace this set up with one gas tank toward the rear of the car in the 14 to 20 gallon size.

Is it better to put the gas tank in the trunk or under the body between the frame rails?

Will the top mount pick up tube on the aftermarket tanks work with the stock fuel pump?

Which is best, the aluminum, poly, galvanized, or stainless gas tank?

What is the best procedure to connect the gas line from the tank in the back of the car, to the fuel pump in front of the car?

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I am working on a 1930 model A street rod that was originally built with two gas tanks. There is one 5 gallon gas tank mounted on each side of the car under the seats. The car has a TCI frame, corvette rear end, stock 350 Chevy engine and fuel pump.

We would like to replace this set up with one gas tank toward the rear of the car in the 14 to 20 gallon size.

Is it better to put the gas tank in the trunk or under the body between the frame rails?

Will the top mount pick up tube on the aftermarket tanks work with the stock fuel pump?

Which is best, the aluminum, poly, galvanized, or stainless gas tank?

What is the best procedure to connect the gas line from the tank in the back of the car, to the fuel pump in front of the car?
If it were mine I would put one between the frame rails, If you can measure it up then find one to fit. If it's a coupe you might want to think about using a 32 ford tank.

You might need a electric fuel pump with the top pick-up I'm not sure.

S/S would cost a lot more and you really don't need it, me I would go with a steel tank.

I would use 3/8ths steel tubing.

Bob
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