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  1. #1
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    1968 Camaro with LS1...Fuel Cell or No Fuel Cell...

    Hi Guys,

    I purchased this car with a location already welded up to fit in a fuel cell in the trunk... Please see pic...

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/...31955069gHJhGA

    I'm thinking that this might be my best bet...Just use a fuel cell for the LS1 swap... A Cell such as this... http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...00AS&x=13&y=13

    However, the car did come with a new trunk pan and a new fuel tank and sending unit... The previous owner had plans to convert back to the original stock appearance of the fuel system. I don't even think this tank/unit will work with the fuel injected LS1 anyway...

    What have all of you other LS1 First Gen swappers done? Fuel Cells or Fuel Tanks...???

    I don't really love the look of the fuel Cell in the trunk but it would save some fabrication and I could always sell the new trunk pan, sending unit, and Fuel Tank...

    Thanks,
    TIM

    '68 Camaro SS 383+D1SC, Orion Silver (Dyno #'s Soon!)
    '95 Camaro Z28 383 LT1 (405 RWHP/428 RWTQ, SAE - DynoJet)
    '99 Corvette LS1


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    I am doing an ls1 swap in a 72 nova and I didn't want to use a fuel cell either, so I bit the bullet and bought a rock valley stainless fuel tank to fit in the stock location and it has an intank fuel pump for the ls1.

    It is a really nice peice, I highly recommend them but they are expensive.
    72 Nova SS, on the back burner for now.


    current cruiser: "The green machine"

    '70 Impala 4drht, 26K original miles, 2" drop springs and large swaybars, drives pretty good for a land yahct in the middle of an ls1 swap, but thinking about changing directions to a duramax diesel swap.

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    Really Nice Tank...I'd love one...I'm afraid to ask the price...

    I may have to be a little tighter on my budget...

    TIM
    '68 Camaro SS 383+D1SC, Orion Silver (Dyno #'s Soon!)
    '95 Camaro Z28 383 LT1 (405 RWHP/428 RWTQ, SAE - DynoJet)
    '99 Corvette LS1

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    Tim

    I pm'ed you some more info

    The main reason I went this route was that by the time I would have bought a good fuel cell, a good fuel pump etc...I was going to save about $200 over the rock valley tank, but then again I was looking at aeromotive pumps(theyre kinda pricey too)
    Last edited by justanova; 01-06-2005 at 12:07 PM. Reason: add more info
    72 Nova SS, on the back burner for now.


    current cruiser: "The green machine"

    '70 Impala 4drht, 26K original miles, 2" drop springs and large swaybars, drives pretty good for a land yahct in the middle of an ls1 swap, but thinking about changing directions to a duramax diesel swap.

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    I also went with the rockvalley tank when I went my LS1 swap. its got a built in pump, etc. these are awesome tanks and the price isnt really more than any other route you will take incuding modifiying your stock tank, so I would recomend the rockvalley tank or someone who makes one similar. just my 2 cents!
    colt zantop

    1968 camaro LS1.......aka......."NJECTED"

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    I bought a new '69 tank and sent it to Madman Racing (in Houston) and they fabbed up a custom sump and return line inlet onto it. So, I have two 3/8 plugs at the bottom of the sump, and another 3/8 plug at the top for the return line.

    I used an external Aeromotive inline pump.





    It cost around $150 for Brian to fab and tig weld that sump in. Their website is www.MadmanAndCoRacing.com . Ask for Brian, tell him Tony Whatley referred you.
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    Thanks 9 Ball...

    The fab work on the stock tank looks nice...I might just have to give 'em a call some time in the near future...

    TIM
    '68 Camaro SS 383+D1SC, Orion Silver (Dyno #'s Soon!)
    '95 Camaro Z28 383 LT1 (405 RWHP/428 RWTQ, SAE - DynoJet)
    '99 Corvette LS1

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    I have a that same RCI fuel cell, except mine has the baffles and foam inside it. I figured that'd be one of the cheaper routes to go, but I'd have gotten a 15 gal. instead b/c the 20 gal. won't fit in the bottom of the trunk. I'm gonna cut the floor out and mount it to a piece of plate welded flush to the higher sides of the trunk, so the trunk will be almost totally flat. My trunk floor is rusted through anyway, so this is a good fix for me.
    Pro-Touring 1969 Trans Am clone,2002 LS1/6spd,4.10s,FM-15,Comp 921 kit, S&P headers, 3" Flowmaster 1 Chamber exhaust with Dr.Gas X-pipe, 20 gal. aluminum fuel cell,Walbro 255,2001 Firehawk black leather seats,dash, and 6spd console, 17x9.5 L.G. Motorsports World Challenge wheels,Hotchkis sway bars, etc., etc., etc.... SOLD

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    just an fyi, Brad Laczny (username is whytry)is guaging interest on some parts in the market place section and one item is a sumped 68 camaro tank with dual -8 outlets.
    72 Nova SS, on the back burner for now.


    current cruiser: "The green machine"

    '70 Impala 4drht, 26K original miles, 2" drop springs and large swaybars, drives pretty good for a land yahct in the middle of an ls1 swap, but thinking about changing directions to a duramax diesel swap.