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Old 01-19-2004, 01:34 AM
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fuel cell question???

on a drag fuel cell with the outlets on the bottom, do you have to use both outlets? i only have the stock line but plan to replace it with stainless steel hose but have no need for two lines. is the other outlet for something else or just to get more fuel to the carb?
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:55 AM
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For big HP setups, you could need both feed lines. There are also cars that run redundant systems. My brother has one pump and filter on each feed. I use one for supply and one for return. Dont forget the rollover vent on the top. It should be plumbed outside the car with hard or SS hose.

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Old 01-19-2004, 08:06 AM
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One outlet or two

Just a matter of plumbing preference. If you only need one outlet, just put a cap on the other. This will allow you to drain the system when you want to very simply, and give you room if you wanted to add a second pump for a nitrous system or something in the future.
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fuel cell pluming

The guys told you right, cap one outlet, run your fuel feed off the other and run lines out the bottom of the trunk for rollover and tank vent. If you haven't bought your fuel cell yet, DO NOT get the plastic tank, it will not retain its shape and besides I like the metal tanks better!! Just my opinion of course!


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Plastic Fuel Cells

Normally if you have a plastic fuel cell that has distorted it's shape that is an indication that it was either not plumbed properly (vent too small tries to make the cell suck inside out) or it was exposed to too many UV rays.

I've had fuel cells that have been used for years without ever distorting.
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thanks to all for your help. another question, is there a way to hook my stock fuel gauge to the fuel cell? i plan to buy the summit 16 gallon drag race fuel cell.
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You can get an aftermarket sending unit for the fuel cell to connect to your gauge.
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Just buy the Summit "pro street" fuel cell, it has a 90ohm sending unit installed. Make sure you ground the cell (from one of the cap screws to the body) this will prevent an accidental fire (caused by static).

As the others said just cap one of the outlets (outlets should face the rear of the car). If you run a vent tube the cell should hold it's shape, keep it out of the direct sunlight if possible.

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When hooking your sending unit up to your guage, make sure they run off of the same source. What I mean is many older vehicles have fuel guages that run off of volts. Your new sending unit will run off of ohms. If your vehicle has a guage that runs off of volts, you will need to get a new guage. I know I have one extra 0-90 ohm guage, maybe even two.
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Re: fuel cell pluming

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The guys told you right, cap one outlet, run your fuel feed off the other and run lines out the bottom of the trunk for rollover and tank vent. If you haven't bought your fuel cell yet, DO NOT get the plastic tank, it will not retain its shape and besides I like the metal tanks better!! Just my opinion of course!


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Problem I have heard with the metal tanks is rupture. The plastic tanks can be mashed and crushed without rupturing. The aluminum units will crack.

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i had an aluminum fuels cell made where i work out of 8 ga. (0.125") alum. with a rear sump, the cell is 17"w x 17"l x 8"h approx. 8 gallon. I just cut the hole in the top for my fuel cell cap and took it out of the package and it only came with the metal ring that the cap locks into and the plastic piece that goes on the inside that sandwiches the cell between the metal cap fitting and the plastic ring. Shouldn't there be a rubber gasket ot something to seal it all so fuel can't get out????? I had an old plastic cell that was in a fire and kinda warped that i got all the dimensions from and the cap had 2 rubber gaskets that went on each side of the fuel cell, one on the inside between the plastic ring and the fuel cell and one on the outside between the cap fitting and the fuel cell.I am trying to get this all installed for a flag drag at Columbus, Oh on the 28th of june and kind of in a time crunch now.HELP!!!!!
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