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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:37 am    Post subject: fuel cell opinions? Reply with quote

I am looking for some opinions on mounting a fuel cell in the back of my 71.
 My main concern is that I leave the hard top on most of the time. Would there be alot of fumes, and would it be too dangerous setting in the cab with me.
 I want to run one tank and pick up the capacity without the low hanging aftermarket tank.
 
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Aaron Blevins
71 Bronco in Salem, VA
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:51 pm    Post subject: fuel cell opinions? Reply with quote

My 23 gallon NWMP tank has more clearance then the stock 12 gallon tank.  With 2-3" of bodylift you can really gain alot of clearance by sliding the tank up.
 
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----- Original Message -----
From: Aaron Blevins (adblev@adelphia.net)
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Subject: [Bfix] fuel cell opinions?


I am looking for some opinions on mounting a fuel cell in the back of my 71.
 My main concern is that I leave the hard top on most of the time. Would there be alot of fumes, and would it be too dangerous setting in the cab with me.
 I want to run one tank and pick up the capacity without the low hanging aftermarket tank.
 
Thanks,
Aaron Blevins
71 Bronco in Salem, VA
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:08 pm    Post subject: fuel cell opinions? Reply with quote

Don't forget the fact that the poly tanks have a tendecy to leak around the
sending unit/ fuel tank flanges. I think it's that bolting metal to plastic
thing.
TomL
----- Original Message -----
From: "PW" <ntsqd@yahoo.com>
To: "EBE" <mail@broncofix.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Bfix] fuel cell opinions?


> They work reasonably well as a fuel tank. As a cell they are not first
> rate.
> They rely on the inheirent toughness of crosslinked polyethylene to not
> rupture in the event of something trying to pierce it. The other type
> of fuel cell uses a rubberized flexible bladder. The bladder can form
> itself around anything that might try to pierce it, in addition to
> being pretty tough.
> The tooling to make a blow-molded type cell is expensive enough that
> you can not really get a custom shape if you need one. If one of the
> shapes available doesn't work for you then you're out of luck.
>
> If you need a custom shape it can be made in a bladder type w/o a huge
> tooling expense.
>
> --- Chris Jones <chriscjones@msn.com> wrote:
>
> > I take it you have a issue with the "blow Molded polyethylene fuel
> > tanks"?
> >
> > I was thinking about buying one from Summit for a racing Bronco I
> > want to
> > build over the next year.
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > >From: PW <ntsqd@yahoo.com>
> > >To: EBE <mail@broncofix.com>
> > >Subject: Re: [Bfix] fuel cell opinions?
> > >Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 10:24:59 -0800 (PST)
> > >
> > >Are you planning on using a true racing fuel cell, a tank of your
> > own
> > >creation, or one of the blow-molded polyethylene fuel tanks that
> > >masquerade as a fuel cell?
> > >
> > >Do you plan to cut the floor in back?
> > >
> > >Fumes are dependent on how well you vent and plumb the tank/cell.
> > >
> > >--- Aaron Blevins <adblev@adelphia.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I am looking for some opinions on mounting a fuel cell in the
> > back of
> > > > my 71.
> > > > My main concern is that I leave the hard top on most of the
> > time.
> > > > Would there be alot of fumes, and would it be too dangerous
> > setting
> > > > in the cab with me.
> > > > I want to run one tank and pick up the capacity without the low
> > > > hanging aftermarket tank.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Aaron Blevins
> > > > 71 Bronco in Salem, VA
> > >
> > >
> > >
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