Healey Sports Cars

mods & upgrades for Healey (Nash, Austin, or Jensen) cars, including engine swaps

Go to Thread: PreviousNext
Go to: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicLog In


pfordt
Patrick Trumbull
1/2 way betwixt Sacramento and Lake Tahoe
(6 posts)

Registered:
08/27/2009 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1957 bn-4 5.7 sbc

spridget fi fuel tanks
Posted by: pfordt
Date: May 16, 2011 03:44PM

Any suggestions for gas tank for fi? I am doing a 4age - bugeye swap.

patrick
58 sbc 100-6


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

authors avatar
Re: spridget fi fuel tanks
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 16, 2011 04:47PM

Hi Patrick,

Is there enough room to weld a small sump on your original tank, and weld in your bungs for AN fittings. You will need a roll over vent installed (good idea) , and a return line. You could also replace with aftermarket tank that has all the fittings already installed.

For my build, I purchased a RCI aluminum fuel tank, then added a sump w/bung, and installed some baffles in for fuel slosh.

Just some idea's for you!

By the way , great engine idea for your Bugeye. Also you don't live far from me.

Good luck!


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

authors avatar
Re: spridget fi fuel tanks
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: May 17, 2011 08:53AM

I used the original tank with the mounting brazed in from the Camaro tank that would accept the in tank high pressure pump which I shortened to fit. Down side is that I do get some fuel starvation in a hard right turn with less than about 1/2 tank of fuel left in the tank. A small sump would help elimanate that problem.


pfordt
Patrick Trumbull
1/2 way betwixt Sacramento and Lake Tahoe
(6 posts)

Registered:
08/27/2009 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1957 bn-4 5.7 sbc

Re: spridget fi fuel tanks
Posted by: pfordt
Date: May 17, 2011 01:13PM

I am thinking about an external swirl pot. Feed the swirl pot with low pressure pump and then fi pump on the other side of the swirl pot. Seems like it might be the easiest method.

patrick


Bugeyev8
Brian Marshall
San Leandro CA
(32 posts)

Registered:
12/16/2008 08:53PM

Main British Car:
1960 Bugeye, 1974 MGB,Triumph TR8 1.2 115 Hp 1275 in the Bugeye, Nissan Ka24DE in MG

Re: spridget fi fuel tanks
Posted by: Bugeyev8
Date: June 13, 2011 02:30PM

I used the stock MG Midget tank and a Ford Ranger EFI inline pump, used the not used charcoal cannister vent line for the fuel return, no issues unless you have only one gallon left in the tank
DSCN3965.JPG


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

authors avatar
Re: spridget fi fuel tanks
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 26, 2011 02:55PM

If you decide this is an item you'd like to outsource, you might consider contacting Todd Budde for an estimate. He's made a lot of MGB / EFI aluminum fuel tanks, and I'm guessing he'd probably be interested in adding a second fuel tank to his product line. You can study his approach here: [www.britishv8.org]

If you do contact Todd, please tell him you saw the article on BritishV8.


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.