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bfxcomet
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posted 05-01-2002 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm building a new aluminum fuel tank for my comet and have a couple of questions.
How big of fitting should I weld in for fuel outlet.I figured on using a 3/4" pipe fitting and setting down to what ever later.
Should I put a 3/4" pipe in the tank for a pickup with a cup on the end to catch the gas as the car launches or just rely on the gas flowing out of the 3/4" pipe scully fitting.
Roger

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-01-2002 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roger, get one of the sump kits available and weld it on the rear bottom of the tank. They already have the fittings welded in. They come with two, but you can use only one of them if you prefer. We use both with #10 hose into a tee to the pump.

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bfxcomet
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posted 05-01-2002 10:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex who makes the sump kits?
Thanks Roger

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stang106
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posted 05-03-2002 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roger,
Just put the fitting at the back side of the tank so when the gas surges back it pressurizes the line. No need for anything fancy.
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bfxcomet
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posted 05-03-2002 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After you left Dave I had decided that was what my plan.I'll work on it again in the morning.
Roger

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Just Strokin
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posted 05-03-2002 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can get bulkhead type fitting with the nylon washers and install them to hook AN fitting to the tank. Cut a portion of the fitting off, taper/round the cut side for smooth flow. No welding, just cutting of a hole. This is similar to the fittings used in the JAZ fuel cells.

Aeroquip steel fitting is 2041-8-8S for #8 hose or 2041-10-10S for #10 hose.....or aluminum (summit part numbers) AER-FCM2073 for #8, nut is AER-FCM2103 and #10 is AER-FCN2074, nut is AER-FCM2104

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