My 65 FB with the 5.0 has a fuel safe fuel cell. From reading it appears this is not a good situation for a street car
Are these worthless when removed due to age deteriation of the bladder!
I guess I can get a std tank and get a return bung welded in for the FI
Thinking about a stainless tank, are they worth the money over a standard tank?
Years ago there was a company in Quebec, Canada called "Mr. Gas Tank" that mainly repaired old, rusty tanks by spraying them inside and outside with an epoxy coating. I had one on my F250 that even after 10 years was just like new. They would also coat new tanks as a precaution against corrosion, mainly external from salt, etc.
The reason I mention this is that it would seem the ideal product to protect against the effect of ethanol-laced fuel.
Anyhow, I'd part with the extra seventy or eighty bucks for stainless steel just because I like the look.
Not sure if you have the cell because of clearance issues, if not I used a 69 mustang tank it bolts in and is a bit deeper, and a fuel pump kit from tanks inc. in my 65 when I did the conversion. Much less than 1200. and I would assume a much bigger capacity. In-Tank Fuel Pump Module - PA-Series
Just a thought as I do not know your specifics.
65 Fastback "93 5.0, T5, narrowed explorer 8.8.
A leading auto safety expert I met gave me a big lecture on the danger of the classic Mustang gas tanks and rear end accidents. He told me under no-circumstances should I drive the car without putting a solid metal barrier between the rear seat and trunk and installing a fuel cell.
I'd like to add the solid metal barrier (it's sheet metal welded in and replaces a cardboard barrier, and it should help stiffness a lot) but don't know if I'll do the fuel cell tank. It's not a bad idea though.
A leading auto safety expert I met gave me a big lecture on the danger of the classic Mustang gas tanks and rear end accidents. He told me under no-circumstances should I drive the car without putting a solid metal barrier between the rear seat and trunk and to get a fuel cell for the car.
I will put the solid metal barrier in (it's sheet metal welded in and replaces a cardboard barrier, and it should help stiffness a lot) but don't know if I'll do the fuel cell tank. It's not a bad idea though.
i have a fuel cell in my car and there are two things i don't like.
1. Opening the trunk when i fuel the car
2. The smell of gas after i fuel the car. Not from spilling, but from the actual fueling itself. The fumes make thier way to the passenger compartment and linger for a few minutes.
I like really hutchjc1's idea...
Restoring a 65 Mustang i've owned since i was 14...don't ask how old i am now.
This fellow is older and I think his suggestions are muddied from spending time at real life accident scenes and reviewing the results of numerous accidents. I know making your car safe in this respect is not for everyone, but it's worth discussing. He also told me to make sure I did not have the Spear-O-Matic steering column. Mine being a late '67 does not.
Originally Posted by GT350R Klone
You should also install retractable seat belts, anti lock brakes, air bags, tire pressure monitoring, a blind spot detection system and a rear view camera
Other than a narrowed rear leaving no room for anything else, why are you guys running fuel cells.
Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
Son,.........."This old car is cool."
I had a similar tank in my 68 Prostreet to the summit tank. Was a decent setup but will go more like stock on this car as I could empty the one in the 68 in about 15 minutes with the supercharged 5.7l.
Currently the tank setup I have in the 65 fills through the standard gas cap location.
I have this current tank setup as it is what came with the car. I spoke to a previous owner and he was building the car for auto cross so he went the race direction with the tank
I don't like the fact the bladder lasts 4-5 years and I will lose a 120 plus dollar tank of gas when it does fail. I don't know the age of the bladder and think its overkill for the street and a nightmare to put gas in.
As my car is FI. I need a baffled tank so will go for one of the pre made tanks on the market.
1965 Fastback Restomod, GT350 replica, 5.0, SSBC 4WDB, Functional side brake cooling scoops, Fuel cell, WC 5 spd, 9 inch, 355s, Vintage air, Borgenson PS, Tri Ys, side exit exhaust. GT350 hood. GT 350 Dash Pod
1990 5.0 SSP Notchback fox mustang. MO police car with full "as in service" police equipment. F&R radar, siren, PA, Roof lights, Spotlight, rear antennas, scanner and police radio.
1967 Mustang GT Fastback, sold
2007 GT500 sold
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