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Fred W B

posted on 18/8/06 at 11:05 AM Reply With Quote
Fuel capacity?

How much fuel capacity do you think you need for road and track use? Considering I am using a RV8, I thought I had decided, but now I am having second thoughts, so what is everyone else doing?

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Fred W B

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Hammerhead

posted on 18/8/06 at 11:28 AM Reply With Quote
maybe finding the capacity of the RV8 engined TVR's will give you a possibility.






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Delinquent

posted on 18/8/06 at 12:20 PM Reply With Quote
asked a similar question elsewhere and got told a multitude of different answers - very different project but probably similar in jiuce drinking.

Most recommended around 8 to 10 gallons for reasonable road use, so I've gone for 2 x 5 gallon tanks.

I looked at a few road car specs from an old civic (9 gallon) up to TVR's (12-15 gallon dependant on model) Some cars I found went as high as 24 gallons but even in my design, which is quite large, I've got no-where to put that amount unless I start putting cans in the passenger seat!

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Dutchman

posted on 18/8/06 at 01:01 PM Reply With Quote
I think that tank shoud be at least good for 500km or 300miles ... 55-65 liter aproximatly depending on the engine , it is lamy to stop on every hour on gas station ...





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chrisj

posted on 18/8/06 at 04:33 PM Reply With Quote
I settled on a double height tank or 50 litres but use baffles/foam, otherwise you have a dancing fuel guage and a misfire on corners.
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gttman

posted on 18/8/06 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote
An Ultima has 72L (twin tanks) and I am going for 85L with an option to go 95L if design allows.

My Ultima with its 6.3L SBC could do around 200miles on its tanks, on my GTT I want 3-400miles.

On the other end of the scale my Indy only has around a 20L tank... but then thats only a 1L engine!





Andygtt

Please redefine your limits

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v8kid

posted on 22/8/06 at 11:32 AM Reply With Quote
Fred,

I have a 2 gallon tank good for about 5 miles tops. Running standard rover v8 on carbs

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David

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v8kid

posted on 22/8/06 at 11:32 AM Reply With Quote
Fred,

I have a 2 gallon tank good for about 5 miles tops. Running standard rover v8 on carbs

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David

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