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Fabman

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wait wait wait....there are two pumps? One for each fuel bubble? I only ever saw the one fuel pump under the rear seats. Uggh.
There is only one pump. There is a siphon that goes to the other side. It’s a complete POS system that I fought for a long time and eventually just tossed it and went with a fuel cell and external pump.
Simple, effective and easy to service.
 

Bill Pemberton

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Saddleback tank , what a great idea, except the douchecanoe made it side saddle , where only one " Side " had fuel half the time. Like the Fabman , I chucked it in and went with a fuel cell in my Boss 302S and never had a fuel issue again. So the new owner never has had the pleasure of losing races due to fuel starvation.
PS - I also needed to jump in so I could use the new BS1 term in a sentence ----- " douchcanoe " gotta love them Southern boy colloqualisms !!
 
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There is only one pump. There is a siphon that goes to the other side. It’s a complete POS system that I fought for a long time and eventually just tossed it and went with a fuel cell and external pump.
Simple, effective and easy to service.
I will consider myself lucky then, as I have not ran into any issues with it. But I never go below 1/4 tank. I've had slosh induced cutout maybe 4 times, but the tank was near 1/4 so I filled it and all good.

Next on the fuel related list is evap delete...
 
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How much did it decrease amount of gas in the tank??
It really didn't I crammed it into the saddle portion of the tank to prevent the back and forth sloshing ( at least I hope) fuel will still pass, and it will absorb fuel, but it won't have the free flow effect back and forth between the tanks.

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wait wait wait....there are two pumps? One for each fuel bubble? I only ever saw the one fuel pump under the rear seats. Uggh.
My bad, 1 pump, driver side with some type of mickey mouse siphon tube leading to the passenger side, there are 2 fuel level floats as well. The problem is the fuel can free flow from one side to the other. The fix... or I hope the fix, I've been informed, hopefully correctly, is to cram fuel cell foam into the saddle between the 2 tank spaces. This should stem the free flow, cut out the ( 10 miles to empty) on the dash and possibly stop any fuel starvation.

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So, as posted before, I installed a zoomie steering wheel release purchased from one of our TMO members and a MOMO wheel. This should give me a bit more room to negotiate entry in the trailer. Along those lines, I knew of an old Indian trick ( it may only work if you are an old indian) instead of using lock tight on parts you may want to get back apart.. especially using stainless fasteners, use a dab of super glue. It takes up the space in the threads keeping them tight, but once dry can be removed much easier.


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