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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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fuel cell related question

So I am debating getting a fuel cell before installing my new teksid in my car. The reason is the obvious less weight and easier maintenance but it also would have a drain plug making getting a tune for both e85 and 93 octane really easy.

So does anyone know if they make a fitting that will allow you to connect an lines to the factory fuel lines? I'm not planning to make enough horsepower to justify bigger lines all the way to the fuel rail.

Or is there a way to drain the tank easily while it is on the dyno?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 01:20 PM
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Yes. These may not be the correct ones for ford, but they do make them.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AEI-15103/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AEI-15103/
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I run a fuel cell and time to time i do drain mine.
I have 2 outlets on my cell with 2 pumps i just drop a line turn on the pump.

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I asked this before but didn't get a reply. I have thought about a fuel cell also but my question was how will it affect the handling of the car on the street? Factory tank is ahead of rear end and distrivutes weight more centrally whereas a fuel cell would put all the weight behind the rear wheels (great for racing but not sure about everyday driving).

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I put a ball valve in line with mine so I could service the fuel filter fast and easy. Yiu could put one on the 2nd outlet also if you wanted. This is my old setup when it was NA.



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My cell is in my trunk now. I use to have the stock tank with a sump on it
but i dragged the sump on the ground and broke one of my AN fittings off the sump.
Guys at the track were not to happy with me.

As for handling i don't think the Cell will make much of a difference.








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Most cells are far less capacity than the stock 18 gallon tank so it wouldn't be that noticeable handling wise, though the stock location is far better for lateral weight transfer but you'll still probably come out ahead from the reduced overall capacity. On a street car I'd be more concerned/annoyed by the reduced trunk space. limited life cycle of it and reduced capacity than the weight on the overhang.

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Mine is a weekend play car, so trunk space is not a big deal. If I mounted it lower, I could of covered it, and made the trunk much more usable, but then had worries about it being too low. This worked out just fine.


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