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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 01, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone bought or had converted a 69 camaro fuel tank that will allow me to run a 350 TPI motor and have the factory style fuel sender , return, and a high pressure pump in the tank. Looking for a supplier, a service, or any information.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 01, 07:34 PM
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I bought a Rock Valley tank and it is awesome. Not cheap but what is these days. Don't have the number handy but go to www.google.com or prolly a search on this board will get you the contact info.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 01, 07:40 PM
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It's actually pretty simple to modify your sender for an extra fuel line and use the stock one for a return line. I took some 1/2" tubing, bent to fit the bottom of the tank, drilled a hole (carefully) in the stock sender, and brazed it in. This worked fine until I got my new tank. I was also using an external fuel pump as I didn't know of any internal ones that had enough flow.

Rock Valley makes a nice stainless steel tank with any option including an in-tank pump. These are direct replacements and have a lot better baffling than the stock tanks. I believe the price was $525 or so. I had a #10 outlet and #8 return installed in mine. As I said, they also make one that already has the pump in it like a late-model car. Their phone number is (800) 344-1934.

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Just throwing out options here. A couple years ago one of the magazines featured a black 69 conv. that was running the engine/tranny from a wrecked police package caprice (92-96?). The guy had also swapped in the caprice fuel tank. There was no mention whether it was a direct bolt in or if major modifications were required, but you get a tank mounted fuel pump, the tank is plastic (no rusting) and holds like 23 gallons. Plus you can find them used relatively cheap-search www.car-parts.com

The sedan tank uses a rear fill behind the license plate like a 69 (you don't want one from a wagon-side fill from the quarter panel).

I want to try to run one of these tanks in my 68, I just need to get a chance to take a good look at one and get some measurements.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 01, 06:20 AM
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I remember that article. Quite a feat. As I recall, the gas tank required mods to work.

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