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Old 09-11-2016, 03:38 PM
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I have been building a few fuel tanks lately, here is a couple of pictures of the large competition fuel tank for the 427 type cars.
I am very fortunate to have an original 3000 fuel tank we were able to look at and see how they were made back in the day.
This tank just needs the fill neck and threaded plugs welded in for the pickups, breathers etc.
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:40 PM
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Looks like the tank in my Kirkham. Did the original have baffles?
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:53 PM
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Sweet! Doing 289 tanks?
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:23 PM
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Looks like the tank in my Kirkham. Did the original have baffles?
Yes the original tanks had baffles, my new tanks also have the baffles and fuel trap for the pickups.
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:26 PM
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Very nice!
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Sweet! Doing 289 tanks?
Jeff,
Yes we can cover all the tanks, 427 street, comp, continuation, and the 289 tanks.
As with most projects, we can also cover custom setups as well.
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No drain plug??
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As always it looks great. Keep the photos and good work coming.
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Craig,
Do you have a solution for a fuel level sender ? A kit to retrofit a tank with one ?

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Do you have a solution for a fuel level sender ? A kit to retrofit a tank with one ?

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Try Classic Instruments - they have tube type (vertical column) senders in a variety of lengths (6" - 24") available for most gauges (e.g. 0-90 ohms, 240-33 ohms, etc.).

Classic Instruments Store / Fuel Sending Units

Available direct or from dealers / distributors (e.g. Summit Racing).
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Looks fantastic as usual! Awesome work!
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Hey Chris,
Thanks, how is your build coming along?

This tank is all finished, we did decide to install the drain plug as per the originals ready to install
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That is truly a work of art
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That is truly a work of art
Thanks, lots of work with all the details in this type of tank.
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Here is the small replacement tank for a csx continuation car.
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It's a shame that such beauty is virtually hidden from view in the final installation...
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Thanks guys, as with a lot of details they get hidden in the completed car.


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Here is the small replacement tank for a csx continuation car.
Looks familiar! Nice job. Looks great, and it works flawlessly!
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:05 AM
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Looks familiar! Nice job. Looks great, and it works flawlessly!
Cool, I bet the engine in your car has been running much better!

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