Fuel Tank query
Posted 04 December 2010 - 12:56 PM
1980-84 302 block
Edelbrock Performer 289 intake
np435 4 speed manual
np205 transfer case 1.96:1
Custom leaf spring front end
Posted 04 December 2010 - 02:33 PM
I always had the least amount of fuel on board & usually pulled into town on fumes.
THEN., I installed a 40 gal. alum. tank out of a boat (it was "free") where the rear seat goes. (it serves as a seat if needed) The tank has a sealed filler cap (inside) & a vent-tube to the outside & not visable. (odorless in the cab)
I calculate the trip distance & fuel up with what's needed PLUS approx. 50 mi. reserve.
The "wheel'n" group calls me the "76 station" as I now have 65 gal. capacity & can pump to another vehicle if needed.
OOPS..! Forgot to mention, EB's are unique in size & fuel tank shape...however if you search the boneyards long enough., you may find something that can be hogged into that area. Safety being the priority.
As to "price" the aft. mkt. tanks are HIGH QUALITY & made in the USA....to EB specs.
Edited by Bully Bob, 05 December 2010 - 06:32 AM.
1966 "U-13" Roadster...topless, doorless. (with rag top-n-doors)
200 cu.in. I-6 with 250 head.
$30 homemade HEI elect. ignition.
Pwr. steering, Hurst 3-speed floor shifter.
Split headers, dual exhaust, Holley 1 brl.
Stock axles...456's...32's ...Posi rear. 2.5 in. lift.
Full roll-cage, front.
65 gallons of fuel on board..!
70+ MPH cruise---15 MPG
6 EB's (& 11 early Land Cruisers) referbished & sold..
Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:29 PM
This is a great question and could save $$$ for future builders, what other tank can fit in that hole for the early broncos, did ford make that tank just for the bronco or is there another car that had a similiar tank that can be made too fit with some modifictions example different strap and blocking, If feel that if there was a tank that fit there would be 100 forum subjects or major sellers telling use about it? It is a at close of production 77 still a 33 year old truck and beginning in 66 a 44 year old truck.(still just an old truck nothing special)
Otherwise your stuck with getting the tank boiled out at the radiator shop $$$ and or I know there are tank coatings that you can do at home but have no knowledge how they work?????
BBB( I think I need too rename as the stupid blue donkey) all it does is go slow, but never stops....
1985 extra cab yota chevy rears custom fronts cross over steering 5.29s lockrites front and rear 22rec auto haha one foot wheelin. and only 33s, my truck flexes better then a circus freak.....haha
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