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ryanbgb22
11-25-2009, 12:05 AM
I have an older fuel injected car that has been sitting for a while that I want to get running again and make a small project out of. The car's fuel lines and sending unit are rusted out. Instead of messing around with getting a new tank, lines, etc, I'm thinking about just throwing a ~10 gallon fuel cell in the trunk.

I don't need anything special, just something that will work. How do the pumps mount on these, internal or external? Any recommendations on a cheap setup? Would I be ok running high pressure flex line? What else do I need to know?

ryanbgb22
11-25-2009, 12:10 AM
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AaronGTR
11-25-2009, 06:44 AM
uhhhh.... uuuuuhhhhh.....


don't think you can even buy fuel cells? And where would you buy the hydrogen to run it? :confused: Plus you'd need a fuel cell engine. You don't just hook a fuel cell up to a normal gasoline burning engine. You're on your own for this one dude.

lvemy3100
11-25-2009, 07:03 AM
uhhhh.... uuuuuhhhhh.....


don't think you can even buy fuel cells? And where would you buy the hydrogen to run it? :confused: Plus you'd need a fuel cell engine. You don't just hook a fuel cell up to a normal gasoline burning engine. You're on your own for this one dude.

uhhh uhhh pretty sure that he meant a trunk mounted racing fuel cell... lol

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-293210/

ryanbgb22
11-25-2009, 12:23 PM
uhhh uhhh pretty sure that he meant a trunk mounted racing fuel cell... lol

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-293210/

uhh uhhhhh correct lol.

From what I'm seeing, I'm probably just better off getting a new oe tank and sending unit, it will be cheaper.

tipnitty
11-25-2009, 12:51 PM
OEM would be best.......pending what the use for the car is...

ryanbgb22
11-25-2009, 01:02 PM
OEM would be best.......pending what the use for the car is...

The car is stock turbo'd non-intercooled. My plan would be putting in a FMIC, and a very small shot of nitrous. No need for a fuel cell, I was just considering it because it seemed like a much easier route to go. However, it will cost more than I expected.

AaronGTR
11-25-2009, 04:38 PM
uhhh uhhh pretty sure that he meant a trunk mounted racing fuel cell... lol

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-293210/


lol, well he didn't specify that. When most people say "fuel cell" most people think of a hydrogen fuel cell. I've seen dumber things on the internet and here on this website, so that was the first thing that sprang to mind when he said that.

oldschoolguy
11-25-2009, 04:45 PM
thats the first thing I thought as well