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1/1600 fuel cell help(?)

BajaboundMoto

Well-Known Member
She solo'd last year on a bike... Looks like 1 thing keeping Jennifer from entering this years Mexican 1000, new tank isn't going to be ready.

Does anyone have a legal one we could buy or borrow?
Needs a slanted tunnel
30" wide

Pics of the old tank so you get the idea.

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And the '82 Raceco 1-1600 pre-rebuild
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T&CHarvey

New Member
We had an issue with the fuel cell in our old raceco because they were built narrower back then. Fuel Safe built a custom cell but it took a couple months and was expensive. I would just get a 20 gallon Jazz or Fuel Safe box type cell and build a frame that sits just above the trans and mount it there. I've seen that setup on some of the older 16 cars in Snore.
 

LantanaTX

Well-Known Member
Might also post on FB 1600 racers page. They are very active and I bet someone will loan you one
 

Rory

Crayola Killer
How about using an old Jaz or red Fuel Safe cell? I know a 20-25 gallon cell would fit behind the seat above the trans and you should be able to find one for around $300-$500. You will most likely have to move a tube and make some mounts but it is an easy quick fix and not as costly as a new cell ($approx $1500?). Just an idea since you're in a pinch.
 

harleys dad

Well-Known Member
I aggree, use a cell above the trans, dont miss the race over a cell
 

scary fast hummer

Well-Known Member
How about using an old Jaz or red Fuel Safe cell? I know a 20-25 gallon cell would fit behind the seat above the trans and you should be able to find one for around $300-$500. You will most likely have to move a tube and make some mounts but it is an easy quick fix and not as costly as a new cell ($approx $1500?). Just an idea since you're in a pinch.

I had the same problem with a standard cell. Even less room in the back as my rig is tandem seated (fore and aft). I used a 22 gal Jaz cell with no filler hole drilled in it. It came with only one small hose fitting hole. To make it fit my buggy I turned it on its side so it was narrow and tall and sit directly above gearbox. Had tin bent for the can and put the pick up through the only fitting hole in the side. Cut and drilled the narrow top to fit a 45' filler neck. Works a treat. Ordered the cell through Summit but you could probably order it straight from Jaz as well. As I did all the work myself and re-used the filler neck from something else, probably only have $500 in it including all the AN fittings. ( splash bulkhead added between cell and seat since pic was taken!) Headed for the NORRA M1K in a few weeks with it.

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