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Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« on: March 31, 2016, 12:46:07 PM »
Would we all be safer if we ran a fuel cell? The only answer is yes. Do most of us have one? No. Why? Too expensive for custom size/shape most of us need.  SOOOO, what to do?  Have a custom liner rotomolded in your weird ass shape/size tank. Got mine to the rotomold guys today,should be done next week sometime. Having 1/8" cross linked poly (PEX)done just like JAZ and others offer. Lining will cost me $200. Damn cheap for a HUGE increase in fire safety. I can get a cam inside it. When I get it back I'll post pics. IMO, we ALL should consider this very seriously.
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 01:38:26 PM »
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 03:22:54 PM »
I'll post it tonight.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 07:40:20 PM »
http://www.charloma.com/cross-linked-polyethylene-rotational-molding.html

Contact person is Derrick Renfro. You will need to supply fixturing to secure tank to the rotomold table. I used the steel hold down straps that secure tank in car this time. Steel material is required for hold down. Tank can be from .125 or thicker aluminum (or steel I believe,need to verify).

IF anyone plans on having an already used tank lined you will have to remove any sign that it has had fuel in it. They will not consider doing a used tank.. Must be bone dry inside and free of contaminants.
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 07:32:13 PM »
Fresh from rotomolders. Weird ass rectangular/trapazoidal tank. Shape fits like a glove where it's tucked into. The dark areas in the pics is where the freshly molded PEX is still "stuck" to the outer shell. As it fully shrinks over the next few days it will become a fully floating bladder inside the outer shell and become  it's natural color . Exactly like the ones offered by Jaz,ATL ,etc..  Was shooting for .125 thickness and it came out as .160. Cool! Pics are a bit funky. I'll try to get a couple better ones with the different cam cam setting.
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 08:02:12 PM »
looks good
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 12:06:17 AM »
Cool!
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 05:28:15 AM »
Diggin it! 
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 06:58:01 AM »
Cool!
Well,thank ya! I believe that is the first time you seem to be even marginally impressed by much of anything.. ;D ;D 8) Honestly, I wish you posted more and we knew a bit more about you as well. You posts seem to show you know more than you let on.
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 07:00:53 AM »
Diggin it!
ya, me too. The safety factor is what I was after. I feel MUCH safer with this.
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 07:07:57 AM »
The bladder weighs in at 9.5 pounds. Going to do a capacity test to see how many gallons I lost . Tank itself is 30 gallons. I am guessing around a gallon - 1 1/2 gallon.
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 06:26:37 PM »
What's that old saying? Necessity is the mother of invention? WELLLLLLLL,I'm more thinking it should be necessity is the mother of fabrication.  A little lathe and mill time ,an AN bulkhead fitting and a piece of 6061 bar stock.  Fitting connects both pumps outlets together inside fuel cell. Fitting installs in the fill plate.  Single line to carb.
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2016, 12:16:29 AM »
Do your pumps have one way valves? Or are you using some inline ones?

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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2016, 06:29:09 AM »
Do your pumps have one way valves? Or are you using some inline ones?
Yes ,they have internal check valves . I can add in line ones if the internal give me any issue. I'm just "copying" the unit that Aeromotive is now offering. "Should" be fine with the internal check valves tho.
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Re: Economy Custom Fuel Cell
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2016, 01:53:13 PM »
will this tank have a fuel gauge?  Or is it built into the pump assy somehow? 
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