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Got my Fuel cell!

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Should have this installed in a few weeks. :mrgreen:

I've also got something else in the works. :deal:

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I just took delivery on a 20 gallon aluminum cell with a sump. Did yours include any directions on muonting as far as the placement of the sump, or does it matter :?
yeah it matters.....ya want the sump side down... :deal:
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why didn't I think of that :? , I guess that's why your pink :finger:
So how many gallons is that? I built mine out of aluminum and made it 20 gallons. I'm concerned that its too small now. I did however leave ports to hook up a reserve tank that would basically just dump into the main. Need to get the sending unit stuck in there and also get the pickups put in.
All the fuel cells I have seen have the sump at the rear. I don't know how fuel foam will hold up in day to day use but I would put the foam in there too. I know Matts rig can get at some pretty crazy angles crawling the curbs at the mall. :thumb: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Its a 16 gallon and there is no foam. I was worried about the fuel level but whenever I go wheeling, it seems that I hardley use more than a 1/4 tank so I went with it.

Some of those curbs are pretty steep! :finger:

Does it have built in baffles??
I would get some foam to put in it. The foam lasts for years.

Looks like the cat likes the fuel cell. :mrgreen:
either it likes it, or it left him a "present" in the sender hole!
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It doesnt have any baffles. I have also heard bad things about foam. Cut up oil quarts maybe?

heres pics of the aluminum cell, what are the two vent fittings for on the top :?


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I would think that is an oval track fuel cell and one of the vents is for a catch can hose. As far as the cut up quart containers of oil go I would think fuel would break the plastic down. What bad things have you heard on foam Matt? :rotfl: :rotfl:
I dunno about foam, I've heard several times that over time foam will break down and get sucked into your fuel system...
I would think if you use "fuel cell foam" you would be okay. It does reduce the overall capacity of your fuel cell by about a gallon or so. :rotfl: :rotfl:
I've never found any broken down foam in my fuel filters. I do run a Mallory Comp 500 racing fuel filter though just to be certain.

The two vent fittings are: one is for a return line from an electric fuel pump and the other is to vent the cell. Make sure you do use a vent because I found out the hard way that if you use a high volume pump (I use a 400GPM Barry Grant) you will suck down the top of the cell and not get any fuel to the engine (not a good thing to have happen in the middle of a mud race or half way up a rock) :mrgreen:
I've heard mixed reviews about the foam and there are some alternatives that I'm checking out right now. We'll see. I need to get something in there.

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