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Fuel cell on street ???

Foam or no foam ?? Trying to finalize my fuel cell design. Will primarily be a cruiser with an in-tank fuel pump. Juggling whether or not to put foam in it.

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Foam or no foam ?? Trying to finalize my fuel cell design. Will primarily be a cruiser with an in-tank fuel pump. Juggling whether or not to put foam in it.
I'd go with foam. I have no foam in my current set up so my fuel gauge is all over the place when I drive due to the fuel sloshing around. I had a similar cell in my last car for 10 years with foam and didn't have this issue. Neither of mine had an in tank pump.

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Re: Fuel cell on street ???

No foam here....and have a few buddies tell me that the ethanol eats the foam over time clogging filters.

No issues without it yet....but now I do wish I had a sending unit in it
Sucks calling wife to bring the gas can to me. (10gal.cell)

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Re: Fuel cell on street ???

I've had the same 16 gallon cell with foam for the last 10 years.

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Re: Fuel cell on street ???

Ok. Foam it is

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Re: Fuel cell on street ???

I have always run foam in my cells. The current one has foam that is probably about 10 years old, no issues.

Another option is to use baffles, the next cell I build, I plan to use baffles.

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I need to change the 5 gallon cell for something bigger and went with the 15 gallon fuel cell from Speed Daddy on ebay. They are excellent quality for the money. The foam will probably taken out as I`ve had trouble with it breaking down on straight methanol. Although our fuel may not have that much ethanol in it I'm not willing to take a chance. Anyway its all coming together getting the car turned back to a street car.
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Re: Fuel cell on street ???

Ok have an update for this thread.

I have a 15 gallon fuel cell I'm getting ready to install. It's made from .100 thick 5051 aluminum. It will be mounted between the frame rails. Should I build a steel box to go around this cell to protect it from road debris ?? What gauge steel should I use ?? Car will primarily be street driven.

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