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Author Topic: Tanks Inc. Fuel Injection, access hatch?  (Read 317 times)
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« on: February 12, 2019, 01:51:31 AM »

Has anybody with a Tanks Inc. fuel injection tank cut a hole in the trunk floor pan, to more easily access fuel pump and sending unit?
It is mentioned as a recommendation in the instruction manual, and sounds like a good idea...  scratchchin
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 10:06:59 AM »

I think it is a good idea and it might turn out nicer if you plan on doing it from the get go.  Last summer I put a new fuel pump in and I just hacked into the trunk floor.  It looks terrible and I'll have to fix it @ some point
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 01:04:55 PM »

I just installed my Tanks INC EFI fuel tank on my 69 for use with my Sniper EFI system last night. And I noticed the same fuel access door cut into the trunk floor recommendation in the instructions. Its is easy enough to drop the tank and do any repair without the butchery of cutting up the truck floor. I disregarded the instructions recommendation and moved on with my install.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 03:10:27 PM »

Well... I have a tanks Inc, tank and pump... Wired and plumbed it all up and went to check the system and NO FUEL was being pumped!! So Tank back out, with 7 gallons or so of fuel in it.. PIA, but based on where the hole would need to be and bending over the trunk to get to it.. I will drop the tank..
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 05:44:54 PM »

Sure makes it convenient. Especially with a full tank of gas.

Here's a pic of Pat's that he made. I went with the Tanks Inc. door but his looks way cleaner.


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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 08:06:32 PM »

I withdrawal my butchery statement, that looks clean coolgleamA
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 12:14:40 AM »

 iagree

That is a lot more access then I had which I think would make the job a lot quicker and easier.  How do you guys deal with the filler neck grommet?  I had a hell of time getting the neck to go into the new grommet when I installed the new tank
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 08:06:58 AM »

If and when I get my Trunk floor replaced, I will have a door made.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 12:32:22 PM »

Here's a pic of Pat's that he made. I went with the Tanks Inc. door but his looks way cleaner.

How is the flange with the screw holes attached to the trunk floor?
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 01:12:22 PM »

Here's a pic of Pat's that he made. I went with the Tanks Inc. door but his looks way cleaner.

How is the flange with the screw holes attached to the trunk floor?

I see spot welds.



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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 02:30:13 PM »

That does look nice.  Shocked If I could make something like that, I might go that route.... I was worried that you had to cut on the upward section of the trunk floor, but it does not look like you have to.
I have the 2 split aftermarket trunk floor, so I do not mind a little cutting  hack
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 02:33:47 PM »

iagree

That is a lot more access then I had which I think would make the job a lot quicker and easier.  How do you guys deal with the filler neck grommet?  I had a hell of time getting the neck to go into the new grommet when I installed the new tank

The filler neck is a PITA, especially with a new grommet. I used WD40 (And alot of it) to reinstall.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 10:58:27 PM »

Put the grommet in a bucket of warm water to soften it, then install it all as fast as possible before the grommet cools off.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 05:05:40 AM »

I put a hatch on my '73. Spare tire hides it.

Having the hatch and a spare pump in the trunk tool kit guarantees   the pump in the tank will not fail.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 10:32:10 AM »

I put a hatch on my '73. Spare tire hides it.

Having the hatch and a spare pump in the trunk tool kit guarantees   the pump in the tank will not fail.

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« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 12:33:06 PM »

Put the grommet in a bucket of warm water to soften it, then install it all as fast as possible before the grommet cools off.

Or coat the grommet with K-Y Jelly.  icon_smile_big
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