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Jeepster fuel tank options?

Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by Flexiheep, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Sep 28, 2011
    Flexiheep

    Flexiheep Sponsor

    Las Cruces, NM
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    Hey all, I have been working on a fuel pump/tank solution for my 5.3 powered 68. I have gone through several ideas in the last 6 months or so, but ran across an adapter/mount for a standard chevy fuel pump assembly. I like this because it has a fuel cup to limit starvation on hills and at low fuel levels.

    Vetteworks fuel pump adapter

    this is a weld on ring that can be added to a steel tank.

    They sell a used Camaro pump assembly that has a fuel cup for $110, reading around the web I think it is 11" tall.
    Camaro pump

    Measured my stock tank in the 68 and looks to be about 8" tall, could probably trim down the camaro assembly to fit, but then I started thinking why do this much work to the 15 gallon tank (my commute is 60 miles a day and I hate stopping for fuel all the time)........

    Only larger Jeepster tank I could find in steel was the Aero tank JP23, price seems ok through parts dude, quality looks to be a little hit and miss with the mount positions, but usable in the end. I looked some for CJ tanks and other options, but again, couldn't find dimensions. I don't mind a small loss of ground clearance, but don't want to loose 6"......

    Anyone know the actual dimensions on the Aero Tank for the Jeepster? Mainly depth, but all 3 would be nice to have.

    Alternatively has anyone come up with a super slick setup that can feed 60 psi to a FI motor with an in tank pump?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    Hawkes

    Hawkes Member

    Nova scotia
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    Any reason you want in tank? I'm using a fuel pump mounted on the frame with a TBI 4.3. I carry a spare and could change it quickly on the trail.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2011
    Flexiheep

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    Las Cruces, NM
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    I like the in tank for low noise and reliability. I have had to be change external ones, and want the factory reliability of a pump that GM spent big $ designing. I have found that for a lot of things your better off using factory parts where you can.

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  4. Nov 2, 2011
    tiptoptune2

    tiptoptune2 New Member

    Breckenridge...
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    I too like the factory pump and am installing a 2000 vintage 4.3 in a 72 commando. I am building a tank out of 1/8 plate. Have it cut and ready to bend then will have to vertical weld corners and make a top that will have a mount ring from a gm tank welded on. If I remember right it is going to be 24 inches wide, 24 inches long, 13 inches deep at the front 12 inches and then angle upward to 9 inches deep at rear. Plan on making a sump/well out of 1x2 tubing that will also reinforce tank for impacts and welding in bottom of tank before top is welded on. If you find something that works good I would like to hear of it.
     

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