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EFI gas tanks? group buy interest?

Well, thing is I'm at a point in my project I don't want to do/spend anything on my car unless it will get the car driving so I can go around the block.

Currently the car runs but is on dialysis:

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I have my 5 gal dump can hooked up to my mechanical pump and a single 3/8" stainless fuel line run back to the tank. All I have to do is finish welding in the trunk drop downs, drop a carb ready gas tank in and go for a ride. With the weather warming up and not driving the car for 4 years I'd rather spend the summer driving the car than running fuel pump wiring, regulator, return line. I hope you can appreciate where I'm coming from.

If a stock sending would fit the spectre tank it would be install, fill, drive. Then worry about the return style system later and I could use the same tank with their in tank pump that goes in where the sending unit goes.

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A stock Spectra fuel tank is around $100 and the stock sending unit is around $50. Less than half the price of the EFI tank.

It looks like the tank opening for the sending is the same on both tanks, but whether the "turkey pan" will interfere with the stock sending unit, who knows?

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Yeah I pretty much want to run the turkey pan tank with the in tank pump removed with my carb until I'm ready for efi.
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Tanks inc has a new 16 and 22 gallon EFI tank-

would need about 15 people to make it a worthwhile savings- Pm or email me
I thought you were pushing the Ricks tanks a few years back?
This has become a nightmare trying to figure out which tank to use without spending $1k or better. Not a fan of the 'turkey pan' setup from spectra so I would like to see the internals of the Tanks inc. pan.
I'm needing an EFI tank with fuel lines outside trunk, very soon, and still cannot figure which way to go.

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Spectra was the only one I found that had the line outside the tank. Maybe Rick's MTF is outside but was out of my ballpark but looked very well made.

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I agree, $900-1200 for a gas tank is a bit steep. This tank search has been the biggest problem I've had with this build.
I do like the MTF but can't see spending $1k for it.
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I thought you were pushing the Ricks tanks a few years back?
This has become a nightmare trying to figure out which tank to use without spending $1k or better. Not a fan of the 'turkey pan' setup from spectra so I would like to see the internals of the Tanks inc. pan.
I'm needing an EFI tank with fuel lines outside trunk, very soon, and still cannot figure which way to go.
i still sell the ricks tanks but the price point isnt anywhere close to these..

ive used 5 ricks tanks in builds thus far- plus my own personal vert has that-- no hoses inside trunk-

id like to do efi on the wifes vert but it doesnt need a $1200 tank either thats why i was looking for something decent for the $400 range--

the spectra can be bought off rock auto for 380?

im just not thinking thats a very good baffle but what do i know :-)

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Tanks Inc. has their tank, pump and sending unit for $465 from CJ Pony parts, and if you use a coupon code of "IMBACK" you get another 5% off. It has a 4.3L sump, which is bigger than the Spectra. I just received mine for $442.

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Tanks Inc. has their tank, pump and sending unit for $465 from CJ Pony parts, and if you use a coupon code of "IMBACK" you get another 5% off. It has a 4.3L sump, which is bigger than the Spectra. I just received mine for $442.
How's the baffling on that tank?
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How's the baffling on that tank?

I'll put my bore-scope in the tank and look around, and if possible take a few pics. The fuel pump sits in the middle of the 4.3L tray.

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Here are the pics of the 4.3L tray, and it is about 3" deep and about 12" wide. In the bottom of the tray are a few 3/8" holes for the gas to get into the tray. I hope the pics came out OK.
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Here are the pics of the 4.3L tray, and it is about 3" deep and about 12" wide. In the bottom of the tray are a few 3/8" holes for the gas to get into the tray. I hope the pics came out OK.
Interesting. Do you think the tray is much different in size than the Spectra tank that cougar70 took pictures of? Is the tray in the same position?
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Interesting. Do you think the tray is much different in size than the Spectra tank that cougar70 took pictures of? Is the tray in the same position?

The tray looks much larger than the Spectra. No, the tray in the Tanks Inc. runs width wise the longest (from left to right), whereas the Spectra tray looks like it runs length wise the longest (front to back). It's also much deeper.


I have the fuel pump and the sending unit installed in the tank. Trying to decide how I want to run the lines. I'm thinking of using the opening that the sending unit wire went through for the return line (bulkhead fitting), and then drilling another hole above it for the main supply line. W/O the tank in place it is easy to mockup the routing before I cut the PTFE line.

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Despite small concerns on the fuel connection I just ordered the Spectra tank from Rockauto $329.78 with shipping. Everybody else was $100 more. I won't run fuel lines through the trunk on a family cruiser.
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Despite small concerns on the fuel connection I just ordered the Spectra tank from Rockauto $329.78 with shipping. Everybody else was $100 more. I won't run fuel lines through the trunk on a family cruiser.
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Can you post the link or part number for the tank on Rockauto? I've looked there a bunch of times and am never certain I'm looking at the right tank.
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