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Addicted
Mike Hagadorn
Warren PA
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09/27/2013 03:46PM

Main British Car:
1976 TR7 Victory Edition Ford 302

Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: Addicted
Date: December 19, 2013 08:54PM

I did a quick search and didn't find much, so I'll ask...

What are folks doing for gas tank vent lines? Mine has been disconnected from the evap system for years, terminating with an open tube end near my bell housing.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 20, 2013 10:45AM

I drilled a hole in my gas cap just like my dad's '63 B.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: December 24, 2013 05:31PM

I ran a line up and across the front edge of the trunk and then back to the under the left tail light. Probably more than I needed to do.

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BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
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10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: BMC
Date: December 28, 2013 10:36PM

Jim,

Awesome idea. Nice work too! We use a flexible braided line so it installs in minutes and goes up and then back down the passengers side. This allows it to vent AND just as important- during hard take offs, the fuel that sloshes upwards has to go a long way and then back down and as long as the line is high enough and long enough, it will go back into the tank, not the other half of the line to the ground. Now if you have 385 sries rubber on the rear and limited slip with a 800 BHP Fire breathing monster up front, you may want to extend that line a bit further. :-)

-BMC.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: December 30, 2013 01:57AM

Only 315 rubber and 500 hp so, hopefully, I should be OK


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

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10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: BMC
Date: January 02, 2014 12:30AM

Hopefully. I was just pulling those numbers from thin air. It takes a lot more power than I have to push the fuel up and back out again the way we do it. Your just looks SO nice!

-BMC.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Fuel tank venting? Small hijack ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 02, 2014 12:37PM

About fuel cells and foam ? Generic relationship ? I'm told the new pump gasolenes really attack cell foams. I wouldn't use "alcohol" foam with gasolene, so what's a good solution. I don't see much benefit of running a fuel cell w/o foam, (bladder even better). Anybody ? Thanks, roverman.



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Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: January 02, 2014 09:04PM

Hey Mike,
If you have the vent line in there anyway why not hook the evap system back up?
It costs nothing for power and gets rid of the gas smell in your garage.
There are lots of flat type evap cans that would mount nicely out of sight in your fenderwell.
Make sure to add a roll over valve no matter what kind of setup you use.
Cause no one likes a car fire.

Cheers
Fred


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Mike Hagadorn
Warren PA
(132 posts)

Registered:
09/27/2013 03:46PM

Main British Car:
1976 TR7 Victory Edition Ford 302

Re: Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: Addicted
Date: February 14, 2014 07:52PM

Fred, evap system was stripped before I got the car 25 yrs ago.
Roll over valve sounds like a good idea at the minimum.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Fuel tank venting?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 15, 2014 09:04AM

Quote:
If you have the vent line in there anyway why not hook the evap system back up?
It costs nothing for power and gets rid of the gas smell in your garage.

Sounds good, 'cept for the three motorcycles in my garage with the MG. ;)


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