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FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« on: May 23, 2010, 02:58:22 PM »
Finally got some free time to finish up my fuel cell install, using a 16 gallon Jaz Pro Street sumped tank with fuel level sender, 8-AN feed line, 6-AN return line, and a Walbro GSL-392 external fuel pump. Had to fabricate a new trunk floor, trap door for filling up, and supporting framework but nothing someone with a small mig welder can't do.










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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 04:14:03 PM »
From what I understand you fuel pump location is going to be an issue.

-but it looks good!

16gal is huge -any particular reason you went so big?

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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 04:32:47 PM »
Thanks,

Why would the pump location be a problem? Its a self priming pump and heat back there is negligible.

16 Gallons dimensions were right on par with the factory tank and I plan to drive it a fair distance when all is said and done.

From what I understand you fuel pump location is going to be an issue.

-but it looks good!

16gal is huge -any particular reason you went so big?
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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 04:52:25 PM »
where your pump is it's going to have to pull the fuel up to it. There are pumps that are OK with doing that -but most people I have asked said that when running a sumped tank that the pump should be lower than the fuel outlet -hence my set-up:


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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 05:54:57 PM »
Well the Dodge Cummins diesel guys use these as lift pumps for their fuel tanks, and GTO guys are mounting them above the tank and pulling fuel up through the stock fuel pump housing.
 
I think I should be fine with my application, if it becomes a fuel starvation problem I'll just install another one!  :D


BTW the stock S4 tank is 16.6 gallons so i'm actually losing a little capacity with my setup.
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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 07:02:20 PM »
Well the Dodge Cummins diesel guys use these as lift pumps for their fuel tanks, and GTO guys are mounting them above the tank and pulling fuel up through the stock fuel pump housing.
 
I think I should be fine with my application, if it becomes a fuel starvation problem I'll just install another one!  :D


BTW the stock S4 tank is 16.6 gallons so i'm actually losing a little capacity with my setup.

What pump is that?

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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 07:08:25 PM »
OP "and a Walbro GSL-392 external fuel pump".

Arent the stock tanks steel? Am i mistaken in thinking i have seen stock tanks that are sumped?

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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 07:14:09 PM »
OP "and a Walbro GSL-392 external fuel pump".

Arent the stock tanks steel? Am i mistaken in thinking i have seen stock tanks that are sumped?

My tank is a stock tank with a sump welded on -same pump as OP


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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010, 07:20:32 PM »
Looks great. I just cut some holes in my floor and put the fuel cell under the car. It looks like shit. I need to cut out the floor and copy this setup.

Very nice and clean

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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2010, 10:26:16 PM »
My tank is a stock tank with a sump welded on -same pump as OP

Okay, i thought i had seen it right.

What FPR are you fellas using?

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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2010, 10:47:02 PM »
My tank is a stock tank with a sump welded on -same pump as OP


Okay, i thought i had seen it right.

What FPR are you fellas using?


I'm using an Aeromotive Universal Bypass Regulator 13301 http://www.jegs.com/i/Aeromotive/027/13301/10002/-1?parentProductId=750091

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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2010, 10:05:09 AM »
I use an Aeromotive A1000 FPR bypass regulator.

Both of the other cars I built recently use the Mallory 4305M.
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Re: FC 16 Gallon Fuel Cell Install
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2010, 12:30:48 PM »
I use an Aeromotive A1000 FPR bypass regulator.

Both of the other cars I built recently use the Mallory 4305M.

I have the same FPR