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Old 08-18-2018, 03:01 AM   #1
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LS gas tank for 65?

Hey everyone, my dad and I are doing a father/son project by LS converting my 1965 C10. We were wondering where can we find a gas tank that will work with the LS conversion? Musclerods doesnt have any and I cant find any info. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:10 AM   #2
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

You can buy one made for your truck and made for EFI in tank pumps:
http://nolimit.net/products#!/Fuel-T...tegory=6157547
If you can weld you can make a new stock tank work:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/clp-ufpk-fi (although you can get it cheaper at Tanks I think).
One of the favorites here is Boyds Tanks:
https://www.fueltankparts.com/67-72-...-bed-fill.html
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:46 AM   #3
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

Boyd welding!
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:01 AM   #4
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:20 AM   #5
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I went with Tanks Inc. for my 65 tank conversion
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:16 PM   #6
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

On a recent EFI conversion, I ran a low pressure pump out of the tank to a surge tank, which fed an external high pressure pump. Return goes back into the surge tank, and overflow goes back into the fuel tank.

Advantage #1: You're not cutting up an original gas tank, or compromising the internal coatings.

Advantage #2: You can run on almost fumes, and never starve the high pressure pump of fuel.

Disadvantage: Complexity.
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:33 PM   #7
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

I too run a boyds tank with my LS3 conversion. Sweet tank, and it is baffled.
http://www.boydwelding.com/
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:28 AM   #8
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

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On a recent EFI conversion, I ran a low pressure pump out of the tank to a surge tank, which fed an external high pressure pump. Return goes back into the surge tank, and overflow goes back into the fuel tank.

Advantage #1: You're not cutting up an original gas tank, or compromising the internal coatings.

Advantage #2: You can run on almost fumes, and never starve the high pressure pump of fuel.

Disadvantage: Complexity.
That sounds interesting.....do you happen to have a thread about how you went about doing this?
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:08 AM   #9
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No, but this is the plan:

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Old 08-20-2018, 10:57 AM   #10
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

So, the surge/reservoir tank......what is the capacity of that tank and where did you locate it?
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:27 AM   #11
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

One car was my Lotus Super 7 replica, and it was at the back of the frame near the tank. I autocrossed this car on slicks, and I wanted to run as light on fuel as I could without starving the pump.

One was my '77 Silverado, and I tucked it inside the frame rail just ahead of the dual tank switch, with an AC Delco electric pump feeding it, and a Ford F150 pump drawing from it. This setup was cheaper than buy two EFI tanks and two EFI pickups and two EFI pumps.

On my V8 Pontiac Firefly I built the fuel tank with a sump inside that WAS the method for fuel to get from the left to the right side of the tank, in the hopes of limiting starvation without running a second pump.

I usually make them about a liter in volume, I'm not sure there is science behind it. The best is tall and narrow, so the outlet is always covered with fuel.

There are a number of aftermarket manufacturers that have a "Fuel Center" which your low pressure pump fills, and a high pressure pump inside does the rest. I have not used one, so I cannot speak to how awesome or wretched they are.

example: https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...0003/overview/

My plan on my '61 is get an EFI Suburban tank and run it at the back.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:57 PM   #12
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

Thanks so much for the reply.....you have the gears turning in my head now.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:47 AM   #13
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

Make it easy on yourself and go with Boyds, with the pump and get the filter/regulator kit at the same time. I bought my Boyds through AZPerformance, good people.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:34 AM   #14
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

Another vote for boyds tank, I love mine
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:58 PM   #15
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

I use a stainless Vaporworx tank from Rick's Tank. It uses a Gen V Camaro fuel pump module. Easier to plumb because there is no return line. Tank can run down to near empty without fuel starvation issues. Have about 50k miles on it.

https://rickstanks.com/product/vapor-series/
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:26 PM   #16
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I use a stainless Vaporworx tank from Rick's Tank. It uses a Gen V Camaro fuel pump module. Easier to plumb because there is no return line. Tank can run down to near empty without fuel starvation issues. Have about 50k miles on it.

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What model one??
I see them but it doesn’t have c10 listed so which one did you use?
How’s the filler neck?And where is it located?What controller are you using??
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:50 PM   #17
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What model one??
I see them but it doesn’t have c10 listed so which one did you use?
How’s the filler neck?And where is it located?What controller are you using??
I purchased the tank through Matt's Classic Bowties. I use the bed fill version PN 055003. You need to scroll down to the very bottom on the GM tab on the Rick's Tank site. I am not using a controller. I'm using the 5th gen SS pump with a retro-fitted fuel pressure regulator.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:56 PM   #18
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Just found it.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:40 PM   #19
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

raic65:

How far below the frame rails does the tank sit? Can it get installed/removed without removing the bed? Sounds like a great tank.

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Old 09-18-2018, 10:22 AM   #20
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raic65:

How far below the frame rails does the tank sit? Can it get installed/removed without removing the bed? Sounds like a great tank.

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Cris,

I'd have to go and measure. The tank is installed/removed from the bottom. Does not require removing the bed.

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Old 09-18-2018, 04:22 PM   #21
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Re: LS gas tank for 65?

Thanks Robert, I'd like a tank that can't be seen. Thinking of doing a FI conversion on my I-6 (Holley Sniper Two Barrell) and need a tank. I like the no return line approach.

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Old 09-19-2018, 09:36 AM   #22
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Thanks Robert, I'd like a tank that can't be seen. Thinking of doing a FI conversion on my I-6 (Holley Sniper Two Barrell) and need a tank. I like the no return line approach.

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If you're looking to install a sniper and using a different tank than the Rick's Tank, look at Holley's Retrofit Returnless Fuel Module. I used it in my brother-in-law's 66 mustang. He is running the sniper on a warmed-up 302. I didn't want to deal with a return line on it either and used the retro-fit module. All you do is plug the return port on the sniper unit.

https://www.holley.com/products/fuel...e/parts/12-131
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Robert:

Thanks, that’s a good find. I may go with a custom tank to keep it tucked up on the truck. I don’t need more than 14 gallons and many aftermarket tanks seem to focus on capacity not size (height hanging down).

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Here's one of a few options from Tanks Inc.

http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/pa...rod/prd279.htm
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:34 AM   #25
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Captain, thanks:

I talked to these guys at a Good Guys show. That tank hangs a little low for my taste and requires a little hacking of the frame to fit. They know it’s not perfect for our trucks and are at least thinking of a dedicated tank. The more people that ask about it the faster they’ll move!

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