11-15-2019, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Jun 2017
winters here, it's been cold and the 1st storm already dumped 4" on us.
i got the front axle inside, down in the basemant (bitch is gettin heavy), pretty much ready to get into it.
found a sweet deal on a clam shell bearing puller and snagged it. it'll do pinion and carrier bearings for all Dana's (except the 80) and most fords. got it for under 200........real HD piece of tooling, set weighs like 40#.
got my bead lock kit today, i'm gonna program my big robot at work to run um.
started messing around with the fuel cell idea, the Alien tank looks good but for 1k. not.
the Genright also looks like a decent cell but at 600, and the fact that i really don't need a 20gl cell, drops it from the list.
10-12gl is my range.......anymore is wasted space and weight.
now this still leaves a bunch of others cells so i'll drop some reasons.
Motobuilt 19gl not bad price for what they offer, but tank needs internal slosh control...i could do it but have already ruled out the need for that capacity.
RCI the alum cells are called 1/8 (.125) but are really .100, and as with Moto would require internal baffles. but i really don't care for the thin material, prob why i read of splitting seams (due to no slosh control and thin walls).
i can build a steel tank at work for free, and have some 14ga. components already cut and cleaned (no mill scale inside). 2 aluminum interior baffle walls (.100) and will be incorporating a large 12"L x 2"D sump area. gonna do the bottom out of 11ga. this will be a very solid box. of course the inside will need coated to finish. if it comes out nice (passes pressure test) i'll coat it and snag a Motobuilt pump ring. 28Lx12Wx9H w/2"sump channel. the weight of a small steel tank is a moot point compared to loss of 9gl of fuel weight/GTS and OE tank.
but i do have a back-up plan too. the Jaz 892-010-01, 24x9x12 poly, 10gl. it's nice and small and has 2 360* strap indents which would be perfect for aligning some baffle walls. 74$ at Summit. to this i'd spend for the Genright ring to run the TJ pump. for this i'd make a steel (14ga) can to mount it in.
plenty more i'm not mentioning a far as parts and lines and rollover valve but i'll spent time typing that when it's worked out, it'll be the same for either set up really.
'04 X 6cyl., auto......rebuild in process