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86 t top build thread

coryjones

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Not much to update more or less been working a lot to pay for this and waiting on my pistons to be made.
 

coryjones

Active Member
So i was looking at the cobra upper intake and just really didn't like the egr tube and all the crap on it so i decided to do something about it.








I am haveing the holes welded up then finish smoothing it then paint or polish. Here is a little teaser of my stock valve covers polished up.

 

coryjones

Active Member
Going to start ordering fuel stuff what is the differences in the tanks? I have a 86 tank what year should i upgrade to?
 

Bill

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Are you running a fuel return system or a returnless? Are you looking for more capacity like the Thunderbird/Mark VII tanks?
 

coryjones

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I do plan to run a return system and was unaware of larger capacity tanks. Right now my whole trunk floor is cut out so i can do what ever i want. The plan was to put the battery air compressor and tank in the floor and raise the stock tank while i was at it but if i can go to a larger tank y not. I thought about doing fuel cell but could not find one with the size i was looking for or the price. I also have a Glenn's performance tank cover i was going to use or at least use to had what ever tank.

http://www.glennsperformance.com/product_info.php?cPath=43&products_id=149

 

coryjones

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Ya i seen the Glenn's $600.00 tanks and not to impressed. What don't make any sense to me is why the 86 tank is around $100 and the 2000 tank is $200 what is so different on them? I don't mind spending $200-$300 on good tank i just don't see the point in spending $600 on one. I think i may look in to having one built this week. I can build one out of steel i thought about doing this and getting that gas tank coating and powder coating the out side anyone ever tried this?
 

Bill

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I don't recommend building your own. They have to be certified for any tech inspection. If someone rearends you and it blows, the liability just isn't worth it. You can buy a tank and modify the holes to accept whatever fuel system you plan to use. I have always used my donor car tanks, but an considering a modified T-bird tank for my vert, since it is a cruise car mostly.
 

coryjones

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There wont be any tech inspections as far as liability not sure what you mean. No updates on the intake yet he was going to take his time sense i don't need it right now.
 

Bill

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the liability I spoke of is this: If you get in an accident, no matter who is at fault, if the tank ruptures and causes a fire, you will be personally liable for everything. I have seen drag racers loose much more than there car. On the other hand, a factory tank, modified by a shop that is licensed, bonded and insured, takes all liability off of you. I don't pay someone to do much of my work on my toys, as I prefer to do it myself. Most mods on a car only affect the owner relative to the limits of their liability insurance. Fuel tanks are not in that category.
 

coryjones

Active Member
I don't see how that would be any different then if say you were to put a topper on your truck and you were driving down the road and it came off and killed someone. your insurance would cover that. i am not to worried about it probably going to use a stock 03 tank anyway.
 

Bill

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The fuel tank issue is based on case law dealing with the 1971/72 Pinto. I can't answer about the topper concept.
 

roachedone

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Intake is beautiful.... As far as the tank conversation goes, i think each state is a little different.. I'm personally running a fuel cell in the 93, we ran a fuel tank from a 2004 in the 86..
 
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