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Old 02-28-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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I am working on putting a 454 LSX in my 01 T/A.

The plan when its done, is to put as many miles on it as possible, I want to drive through 49 states, then when im bored over here, Im gonna ship it to europe.

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I was thinking it would be sweet to have like a 40 gallon tank, if that would be possible.

I know I have a VERY different view than most of this site. I love driving the **** out of my car. (Before the teardown... I put on 18,000mi in 3 months)

Longshot, but has anybody seen this? Or pondered the viability...

I figured I could build the tank into the T-top area...

Im just thinking about it now, but I would love to be able to run ~1000miles a tank. 20mpg 50gallons...
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Not planning on having to get out an pee????
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HaHaHa, why would you go to a 454 that will burn more gas. get you like a 370, more miles to the gallon. but yes you can buils a tank into the t-top area. but like Nasty said, when are you gonna get out an pee? Hope your not using a big gulp cup like the truck divers.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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Not planning on having to get out an pee????
Never. I decided that peeing isn't necessary for survival

I can pee anywhere(side of the road), but I can't fill up anywhere.

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HaHaHa, why would you go to a 454 that will burn more gas. get you like a 370, more miles to the gallon. but yes you can buils a tank into the t-top area. but like Nasty said, when are you gonna get out an pee? Hope your not using a big gulp cup like the truck divers.

WTF...

I dont need to increase my mpg's. I dont want a 370, or a 402. I wanted a 454, so thats what i got. Thats not what I asked.

Im just trying to increase my miles per tank.
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companies like fuel safe will build custom fuel cells, they just need a diagram of the cell you want. They go over it on their site. measure the space you can make available, maybe build a cardboard template to mock it up and ensure it'll fit, then measure and send it somewhere, it's doable.
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companies like fuel safe will build custom fuel cells, they just need a diagram of the cell you want. They go over it on their site. measure the space you can make available, maybe build a cardboard template to mock it up and ensure it'll fit, then measure and send it somewhere, it's doable.
Thanks, but I do my own stuff, I dont want the fuel cell to be an exception.
Plus this is gonna be quite intricate. Im not sure Id trust it to an outside company.
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from your other threads I didn't see a tig around so, cut out a pattern, cut some steel and MIG er up, pressure test when done. problem solved. not the safest route by any stretch of the imagination, but it should get the job done.
i would imagine if you got real creative (and you seem to be) you could get it done.

I'm sure that you would get a lot more responses after you started building it. seems to be how it works here.
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from your other threads I didn't see a tig around so, cut out a pattern, cut some steel and MIG er up, pressure test when done. problem solved. not the safest route by any stretch of the imagination, but it should get the job done.
i would imagine if you got real creative (and you seem to be) you could get it done.

I'm sure that you would get a lot more responses after you started building it. seems to be how it works here.

I can get my hands on a tig. That would be what Id wanna do. But thanks for your actual help, and the support. Im not sure where ill get working on it, but Ill get pics up when I do, for sure.
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I figured I could build the tank into the T-top area...
isn't that inside the passenger compartment?
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isn't that inside the passenger compartment?
think outside the box. Its is currently, but i could easily change that.
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Never. I decided that peeing isn't necessary for survival

I can pee anywhere(side of the road), but I can't fill up anywhere.




WTF...

I dont need to increase my mpg's. I dont want a 370, or a 402. I wanted a 454, so thats what i got. Thats not what I asked.

Im just trying to increase my miles per tank.
first off hope i didnt offend you. that wasnt my intentions. I just looked at the point you wanted more mileage out of your car. So the answer to the question is yes build a bigger tank. there ya go.
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first off hope i didnt offend you. that wasnt my intentions. I just looked at the point you wanted more mileage out of your car. So the answer to the question is yes build a bigger tank. there ya go.
I know it was awhile ago, and I can't remember why my panties were in a bunch..

This is still on my mind, but its pushed to the back of the line until my cars running...
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