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#41 SUNNY Z

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

Damn that tank is sexy! is it internally sumped / baffled? (i assume) Also, what are the external dimensions?

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#42 alainburon

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

Damn that tank is sexy! is it internally sumped / baffled? (i assume) Also, what are the external dimensions?



Thanks, they did a good job, I was surprised when I saw it. Yes the tank is internally baffled and it's 24X20X8.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:51 AM

Thanks, they did a good job, I was surprised when I saw it. Yes the tank is internally baffled and it's 24X20X8.


The question is, did they save the plans so they can make me one? hahaha. But seriously. What did that set you back if you don't mind my asking?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:22 AM

The question is, did they save the plans so they can make me one? hahaha. But seriously. What did that set you back if you don't mind my asking?


I just spoke with John Harrison at the fab shop and he said he can make another tank just like mine for around $400 as long as you are not using the factory fuel sending unit. It cost me more since I wanted to use the factory sending unit therefore they had to cut the top section of my original tank where the sending unit mounts to and integrate it to this tank. He can do that if you wish you would just have to send him that section of your original tank.

I'm picking up the car this weekend to take it to the body/restoration shop and I will remove the fuel tank before I drop the car off at the body shop. I need to remove the sending unit and send it in to be rebuilt. I can take pictures of the tank out of the car and post it if you would like.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

I just spoke with John Harrison at the fab shop and he said he can make another tank just like mine for around $400 as long as you are not using the factory fuel sending unit. It cost me more since I wanted to use the factory sending unit therefore they had to cut the top section of my original tank where the sending unit mounts to and integrate it to this tank. He can do that if you wish you would just have to send him that section of your original tank.

I'm picking up the car this weekend to take it to the body/restoration shop and I will remove the fuel tank before I drop the car off at the body shop. I need to remove the sending unit and send it in to be rebuilt. I can take pictures of the tank out of the car and post it if you would like.


that would be sweet. thanks

Also, can you take some pictures standing a ways back from the car so i can see how well the tank tucks? I'm assuming that filler is connected to the stock location? What pump / filter setup is that?

One more thing - can you ask them what the cost would be with a standard 0-90 ohm sending unit?

I'm really liking this design... :)

Edited by SUNNY Z, 07 February 2012 - 08:50 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:58 AM

Ive seen a couple FSU's on ebay so that might be another option you could look at. What's the name of the shop i might have one done as well, dose it use the stock filler port or is there one inside?
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

[quote name='SUNNY Z' timestamp='1328633055' post='981414']
that would be sweet. thanks

Also, can you take some pictures standing a ways back from the car so i can see how well the tank tucks? I'm assuming that filler is connected to the stock location? What pump / filter setup is that?

One more thing - can you ask them what the cost would be with a standard 0-90 ohm sending unit?

I'm really liking this design... :)


Will do, I will take some pictures this weekend and post them. The tank is abour 1/2 lower than the rear valance. The filler is connected to the stock location using 2" fuel flex line. The pump is an Aeromotive (PN 11106) and the prefilter is a SX (PN 13101).
With the standard 0-90 ohm sending unit the tank would be the same price plus the cost of the sending unit if they provide it.



[quote name='surpip' timestamp='1328633893' post='981418']
Ive seen a couple FSU's on ebay so that might be another option you could look at. What's the name of the shop i might have one done as well, dose it use the stock filler port or is there one inside?



The name of the shop is Specialty Metal Craft, located in Hempstead Highway. They are well known around here for doing a lot of fab work for all the race shops. It uses the stock fuel filler port just need 2" fuel filler flex hose to make the connection from the tank to the filler neck.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

Today I took the car from the fab shop to the body shop. I removed the fuel sending unit and sent it in to be rebuilt. I have attached pictures of the tank on the car and out as requested. As you can see the tank design is simple but does all I need it to.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:02 PM

Great build, can't believe I had not seen it before-subscribed!

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:59 AM

I like the tank setup - NICE

I went a different route with my tank. I am almost completely done and will post pictures tomorrow in the correct forum.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:01 AM

Well after some research I decided to get the M2 shortened axles. I have read about too many axles being a tight fit. I figured I have way too much money invested in the differential to take any chances. Ordered new boot kits since a friend came over to help me disassemble the axles and cut all the boots in half to take them off. Pretty cool of him especially since the boots he cut were new. Needless to say he was relieved of his helping duties immediately.

Received M2 axles and send them out to be powder coated to match the rest of the drive train. Got axles back from powder coating and assembled them, this time with no help from any friends.....LOL

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:06 AM

With helpers like that it's a wonder that most of us do our Z work solo!

Ordered new boot kits since a friend came over to help me disassemble the axles and cut all the boots in half to take them off. Pretty cool of him especially since the boots he cut were new. Needless to say he was relieved of his helping duties immediately.




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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

Not much progress but got the ZTEK parts back from chrome plating along with some other parts. Still waiting on the hood hinges.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

Not much progress but got the ZTEK parts back from chrome plating along with some other parts. Still waiting on the hood hinges.

Not trying to make anything weird. but. uhh... UGHH ;D

that chroming looks beautiful!!!

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

Not trying to make anything weird. but. uhh... UGHH ;D

that chroming looks beautiful!!!

Thank you, I'm picking up the hood hinges Saturday and will post those pictures. Those guys do good work, I just wish they were not so expensive.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:31 PM

Not much progress but at least I got the hinges back from plating. Drove by restoration shop and they began stripping the body down. Ordered Magnaflow 3" X pipe and 3" polished race series mufflers with 4" tips.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

Received some more parts today. Magnaflow 3" X pipe and Race series 3" in 3" out muffler with 4" tips.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

I like those tips, but I thought a dual 4" tip might be a bit gaudy on this small of a car, that's the reason I just went with a 3". I'll be interested to see how this sounds though. Looks good!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

I like those tips, but I thought a dual 4" tip might be a bit gaudy on this small of a car, that's the reason I just went with a 3". I'll be interested to see how this sounds though. Looks good!


I thought the same thing about the 4" tips but when I put it up to the back of the car they looked good to me. I will post a clip of how the car sounds but I'm a long way from that. I have not even ordered the motor yet and it may be 4 to 6 months before I get my car back from the restoration shop. I just needed the mufflers in order for the restoration shop to cut the proper holes in the rear pannel of the car.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

Are you putting a cage in your car? If I had access to someone with the equipment and skills, I would. Now that my car is all shiney, I don't want to make any changes. I wish I'd put a cage in it way back when. Especially now that it is so freakin' fast. You are gonna love your LS hybrid.

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