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Old 01-11-2004, 07:28 PM
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Gas Tank Plumbing Follow-Up

Just a quick note on the gas tank installation, etc. In an earlier thread I requested information regarding the height, etc. of adding a second tank to my '28 Ford rat rod. Many good responses with lots of useful information.

I decided to go with a second tank with a fuel valve electric switch between tanks. I did not want to have to worry about tank heights, overflow, etc.

Piece of cake installation. The secondary tank is a bit lower than the first tank but not much--and, of course, that doesn't matter now with the switch. Switch works well. The only problem with the installation was that I installed the valve a bit high for easy access to the fuel filters. Unfortunately, the mechanical fuel pump did not have enough juice to pull the fuel uphill. That was a valuable lesson. If it had been an electric fuel pump, it probably would not have been a problem. I just lowered the valve so gravity could do its work. I now have about 21 gallons of capacity that will make my long California treks much easier to handle.

Thanks again for all the help this group gave on the problem.

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