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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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need help instaling fuel tank 70 caprice

Yesterday I finally bought a fuel tank out of a 96 caprice can anyone help to install it on my 70 caprice I'm installing a ramjet 350 I'm going to change the fuel pump with a 255 walbro and I've read about installing a corvette fuel filter/ regulator any one I need the help its my first time doing this type of job if anyone has pictures or a link on how to please post it and setting up the lines also thank you
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 04:37 PM
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Here's a link to a 66 SS convertible where Ken put in an LS motor and modified the tank:

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh.../fromsearch/1/

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks but I need more help I figured out how to install it but now I'm not sure how to set up the fuel lines since the top of the sender has three lines I think I need to cancel one I've seen it on another forum but I can't find it I need help
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 05:46 PM
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3/8 feed, 5/16 return. The other is vapour canister.

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks I know its for vapor canister but what do I do with it if I'm not using it do I just plug it or what do I do with it, I'm putting in a 350 ram jet crate engine its already in the car I just need the fuel delivery
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 12:57 PM
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Unless you had a vented gas cap, or you were willing to "modify" a gas cap to be "vented", I wouldn't plug it. I think the other option would be to put a length of line on it with a filter of some sort?

I'm thinking that the filter would help keep dirt and gunk out of your gas tank?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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OK thank you all for the info now I need to start the fuel tank installation
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 07:24 PM
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Just a quick question: Aside from converting to fuel injection, are there any other benefits to swapping the fuel tanks? (weight, fuel capacity, etc?)
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 07:39 PM
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Newer vehicles have stainless steel tanks as opposed to galvanized mild steel which are attacked by the acids formed in the gas by alcohol and moisture drawn from the air. They all are baffled and have a reserve sump with a separate sender to signal low fuel as well as a return line. By comparison an early model gas tank is a just a big stamped steel gas can, little more than a square shaped box with a hole in it to add fuel.

A foam filled fuel cell is still cheaper and easier to install but far from appearing stock if you are into pro mod or street mod (or actually race the car).

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 05:51 PM
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I had a vapor canister on a car, which meant there was a hose running from the tank to the canister. After removing the canister, I cut off a lot of the hose and attached a differential vent form Summit #SUM-E730300 to the end of it. Haven't had any problems with it.
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