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Old 08-02-2005, 08:26 PM
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I'm building 47 chevy coupe , still using the original rear frame rails with a '79 camaro rear leaf spring set-up bolted on. I'm also using a TPI set-up Accel style with frame rail mounted fuel pump. My ? is what kind of fuel tank do I need? I'd like to have a 16-20 gallon tank. If I use a fuel cell from the parts guys how do you plumb the fuel fill tube/vent. Thanks.

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Is the stock tank still there...............what is it like?
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No tank at all,nada.
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Why don't you check out www.speedwaymotors.com and check out the fuel tanks they have available for street rods. They will have provisions for the vent.
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fuel tank/cell

My 53 Chevy has the plastic 16gal fuel cell...I plan to change it over to a metal 20+ gal tank ASAP.

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Just for info it is 231 cu/in per gallon so you can estimate the size you need for the tank..tanks can be built..or can be from another car or get one from the usual culprits online..even a racing type fuel cell is an option..

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Being as chaep as I am, and using ALL old parts. I bolted a 1947 Ferd P/U tank behind my seat, just forward of the rear wheels. It sits upright, takes up little room,a nd my 53 Merc gas gage works with the OEM sending unit.
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a guy here in town built a 53 Ford P/U (i will post pics) its was a 2yr 20k project, (truck is show car quality) and the welding shop built a tank/fuel cell to fit between the frame rails behind the rear axle. worked great and looked good, course only seen it b4 box was put on frame. but was set up for sending unit, i know the gas Gauge worked. i'm not sure if it had a return line or not. p/u was a stock 302 with a Edelbrock RPM Performer intake and a 650 Edelbrock carb.

welding shop here has built a lot of gas tanks for different items and the owner of the welding shop has built 30+ ford P/Us and built fuel cells for most of them. (only 1 the 30+ P/Us was his own, some were front end swaps, some were chaises builds, and some were complete builds)


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