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Fuel Cell for Racing
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: January 14, 2014 07:15PM

Hey Guys,


Been a long while since I've been on here. We are preparing to work on the budget autocross car and want to abandon the stock fuel system (since it is rusted out) and go with a fuel cell. Found these that look good for our purpose, but would like a second opinion. Obviously cheap is what we are going for. Shooting for no less than 8 gal.

[blubugs.com]

Thanks,

Curtis

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Milwaukee, Wi

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Re: Fuel Cell for Racing
Posted by: Gary Hoffman ()
Date: January 14, 2014 08:27PM

Curtis:

Are there autocross rules addressing requirements? There are in road racing (that include type of metal and thickness, bladder inside, foam inside, backflow valve in case of roll over etc). Best to check the rules before spending the money!

Gary

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Re: Fuel Cell for Racing
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 15, 2014 05:30AM

I wonder how good it can be for $95.00? Features like Gary stated above. The stock tank may be safer than a tin can with makeshift mounts. The stock tank is really in a very safe location in the event of a crash. I bought a used ATL for my EP roadracing car because I had to have something decent for SCCA Club Racing Tech. If you don't have a good installation, it might fail for a Track Day Tech Inspection.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, Mn.
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Fuel Cell for Racing
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 15, 2014 06:02AM

Most autocross rules don't really address a fuel cell other than to say they can or cannot be used and don't specify the type that has to be used.

Here is one that I would consider over a home made one; Fuel Cell

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Fuel Cell for Racing
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: January 15, 2014 06:06AM

Considering you can usually find a cheap good used one from a local clubbie for $50 or less, I'd go that route. Most autocrossers I know still run a stock tank. Nice to know how much is in it by looking at the dash.

Mike
YS-117

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Re: Fuel Cell for Racing
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 15, 2014 06:08AM

You mean something like this?

Don't be frightened by the lead ingot.

That is how we roll in landspeed.

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