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Old 11-10-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
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Aeromotive 15gal Stealth 340 fuel cell in my 90 240. I'm quite satisfied with the finished product.



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Old 11-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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That looks really clean. Nice choice in hose, I use that myself.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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Thats nice, how far under the car does it go?
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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Nice!
Why not plumb a filler to behind the gas cap?
Does it have a breather with a rollover valve?
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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Thats nice, how far under the car does it go?
basically the same as the stock tank.

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Why not plumb a filler to behind the gas cap?
Does it have a breather with a rollover valve?
Im eventually going to change the filler location...just not now.

It has 2 breathers w/ rollover valves. they are the 2 AN lines in the corners toward the front of the car
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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Looks good. How is it attached, did you add some structure under the flange, or is it bolted to sheet metal? We probably overbuilt the cage, but ours is not moving in a crash! One of the guys on our team just put this in our 24hr lemons car: http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/inbox&page=43 It's all 1/8" steel angle and box tube. 24gal cell.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #8
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Is that actually a fuel cell or just an aluminum box?
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #9
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Its a fuel cell. Aeromotive sells them in 15 or 20 gallon flavors with an A1000 or Eliminator pump included. Might have other choices of fuel pumps, not too sure.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #10
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So there's a bladder in there? Nothing on Aeromotive's website suggests it to be more than an aluminum box.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #11
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Looks good Pat, still never gotten a ride in this beast! How is the new engine coming!
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So there's a bladder in there? Nothing on Aeromotive's website suggests it to be more than an aluminum box.
Good question. The Aeromotive I had in my Supra had a bladder, but that was 6 years ago. I guess the OP will have to answer that for us.
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Looks good. How is it attached, did you add some structure under the flange, or is it bolted to sheet metal? We probably overbuilt the cage, but ours is not moving in a crash! One of the guys on our team just put this in our 24hr lemons car: http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/inbox&page=43 It's all 1/8" steel angle and box tube. 24gal cell.
Its just on the sheet metal no extra supports.

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Good question. The Aeromotive I had in my Supra had a bladder, but that was 6 years ago. I guess the OP will have to answer that for us.
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So there's a bladder in there? Nothing on Aeromotive's website suggests it to be more than an aluminum box.
No there is no bladder. If i was running in a class where the car needed a bladder I would have gotten an ATL or similar brand cell with a bladder but that simply is not the case. The way it is set up now allows me to go that route very simply without much modification.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:12 AM   #14
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Its just on the sheet metal no extra supports.




No there is no bladder. If i was running in a class where the car needed a bladder I would have gotten an ATL or similar brand cell with a bladder but that simply is not the case. The way it is set up now allows me to go that route very simply without much modification.
What class are you running?
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No there is no bladder. If i was running in a class where the car needed a bladder I would have gotten an ATL or similar brand cell with a bladder but that simply is not the case. The way it is set up now allows me to go that route very simply without much modification.
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Just HPDE, open track days....Hopefully ill be TT by end of the upcoming season.
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so a "fuel cell" just for the hell of it.
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so a "fuel cell" just for the hell of it.
Stock tank not good enough?
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Stock tank not good enough?
Stock tank had a leak and needed replacement...Also the stock level sender was working intermittently.
Pump set will flow more than walbro the I had ....but then i can just turn the boost up more.
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Does it have foam inside? What sort of pickup(s) are you using inside the tank? We used some screen pickups plumbed to hardline all feeding a single hose to the pump. Seems to work well after our first race last month.

I'd be concerned about that tank in a hard rear impact. You should close off the rear seat x-brace and the rear speaker shelf with metal.

I'd also question mounting ~100lbs+ to only sheet metal. Anything more than those 20 or so socket head cap screws?
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He said no foam.
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He said no foam.
Where? Search "foam" and only comes up in my post and yours.
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Where? Search "foam" and only comes up in my post and yours.
The internet says no foam.
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Does it have foam inside? What sort of pickup(s) are you using inside the tank? We used some screen pickups plumbed to hardline all feeding a single hose to the pump. Seems to work well after our first race last month.

I'd be concerned about that tank in a hard rear impact. You should close off the rear seat x-brace and the rear speaker shelf with metal.

I'd also question mounting ~100lbs+ to only sheet metal. Anything more than those 20 or so socket head cap screws?
pics of the pickup.



No foam. there are a bunch of baffles instead.

I plan on closing off the front from the back. I have alot of work to do to the interior.

Basically the screws go all the way around. I wanna see what it does when there is weight in it. If i need to add supports then so be it. I'm not against adding supports.

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