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My tank in my 66 hardtop 4dr. is leaking. Wanna seeif anyone has stepped into the realm of fuel cells to replace there stock tank. My buddy is a fabricator so mounts shouldn't be to hard, just wanna see if it has been done. Or should I go with a stock stank. I found one, but it is more expensive than a fuel cell.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: surfib on 4/2/06 12:53am ]</font>
 

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Its not mine. I save any pic that I find interesting on a 65.
 

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Personally I do not like a fuel cell on a street driven vehicle, especially the cheap plastic variety that will cave in at the center as soon as they get hot. You lose trunk space, and you have to open the trunk lid to get gas in the tank. The so called cells are just cheap plastic tanks anyway, a real fuel cell will have a rubberized bladder with a metal enclosure and they start at about $1000.00. The aluminum variety are better in that they will not cave in, but you still lose trunk space. Get a good stock tank, and install a bigger outlet if you need it, and be done.
 

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On 2006-04-02 15:51, F15Falcon wrote:
Personally I do not like a fuel cell on a street driven vehicle, especially the cheap plastic variety that will cave in at the center as soon as they get hot. You lose trunk space, and you have to open the trunk lid to get gas in the tank. The so called cells are just cheap plastic tanks anyway, a real fuel cell will have a rubberized bladder with a metal enclosure and they start at about $1000.00. The aluminum variety are better in that they will not cave in, but you still lose trunk space. Get a good stock tank, and install a bigger outlet if you need it, and be done.
If you look above he still fills his from the outside. But your other points are totally valid. And they are why I did not go with one.
 

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I was planning on putting mine in the original location and using the stock filler neck because I have the compressors and tanks for the airbag system going in trunk. My buddy has done a few on prerunner race trucks and he says the Jaz tanks are the way to go. He has seen go through major crashed and survive pretty well.
 

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according to NHRA rules,i believe the fuel cell would have to be in an area that is sealed from the passenger compartment,what is done to "seal" it??I wouldnt want to install one just to have the tech inspector deem my car unsafe at the track
 

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You would need to seal the bulkhead between the trunk and the passenger area with steel sheetmetal at least .032" thick, or aluminum sheetmetal at least .040" thick if memory server me correctly.
 

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This won't work in a '66, but here's a tip for '60-'64 Galaxie owners who need a new gas tank but want to still have a flat trunk floor.. Buy a tank for a '65-'68 Mustang. These drop in from the top. So all that you have to do is to cut an appropriate sized hole in your trunk floor, drop in the tank and bolt her down. I haven't installed mine yet, but I can rework the filler so that I can fuel it like the original.

New Mustang tanks are cheap! I bought mine through a Mustang supply house for about $85, complete with sender.
 

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i thought about that when i discovered a lot of small rust holes in the truck, but i went and fiberglassed them. i was actually considering the mustang tank as well, but i figured that some sort of brace needed to be constructed for support.
 
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