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  65/66 MUSTANG EFI FUEL TANK

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KULTULZ
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Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-02-2006 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
Gentlemen,

I vaguely remember a few years back, either a complete OEM fuel tank (or a modification kit) that allowed a later FOX in tank fuel pump to be used in the 65/66 fuel tank. It also had a sump/baffle included.

I am aware that most conversions use an externally mounted pump but this was a modification for the purist as the appearance remains stock (somewhat) and offers enhanced performance.

Am I merely suffering from past BUDWEISER vapors or can someone help me out please?
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Am Looking For Factory/Aftermarket Speed Parts For The MEL (MERC-EDSEL-LINC-TBIRD) Engine Family (383-410-430-462) Produced From 1958 To 1968

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66 fastback
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Posts: 223
From: Califon, NJ 07830
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 09-04-2006 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 fastback        Reply w/Quote
I installed EFI in my 66 last winter and searched long and hard for a tank like you describe. Nope, at least none that were affordable. I used my OE tank, no baffles, and an external pump like those used on the F150 series pickups. I used the drain plug in my tank as the return port and the original line that fed the carb as the return to the tank. I bought a roll of the plastic line like that used on the late model Fords for a new supply line. I used a fuel filter and bracket from a late model Windstar, this and the pump are located at the tank. I used the screws that hold the tank in the car as the mounting bolts for the new pump and filter, so there were no new holes required, The lack of baffles has not been a problem, I keep the tank above the 1/4 full level.

There are a couple of photos of what mine looks like here,
http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/597572/1

Here are two options for you to consider, the first is a kit that allows you to install a pump in your existing tank. the second is a drop in tank with baffles and a EFI pump, it is very nice and very expensive, the main reason I chose to do what I did.

http://www.thedetailzone.com/Tanks%20Fuel%20Pump%20Install.htm

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?lang=-1&catalogId=10002&storeId=10001&categoryId=29327

Here are two

KULTULZ
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Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-04-2006 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
HEY THANKS!

The kit I am looking for is very similiar to the kit you show. It was basically the pump (and mounting parts) and a sump and the origional tank has to be modified to accept both.

Thought I was going crazy for awhile...

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Am Looking For Factory/Aftermarket Speed Parts For The MEL (MERC-EDSEL-LINC-TBIRD) Engine Family (383-410-430-462) Produced From 1958 To 1968

Also Early FORD Special Service Tools

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sigtauenus
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Posts: 3969
From: Va Beach
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 09-05-2006 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
I'd say the "purists" apparently more concerned about what people see up under the rear end of the car than what people see under the hood are crazy!!

66 fastback
Gearhead

Posts: 223
From: Califon, NJ 07830
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 09-05-2006 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 fastback        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sigtauenus:
I'd say the "purists" apparently more concerned about what people see up under the rear end of the car than what people see under the hood are crazy!!

I was thinking the same thing, why worry about hiding a fuel pump nobody is going to see, when you have an EFI engine under the hood. That is tough to disguise......even for the novice.

KULTULZ
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Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-05-2006 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sigtauenus:

I'd say the "purists" apparently more concerned about what people see up under the rear end of the car than what people see under the hood are crazy!!


I do not remember asking for opinions (and could really care less), only information.

You work on yours and I will work on mine. If you have no idea of the differences of the type pumps, put a sock in it.

mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 09-13-2006 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
"Purists" don't do EFI's to start with. Have been on the fence too long about this topic. DVS restoration did a neat intank deal on that 68 fastback but it's set up for 4.6. Called him after seeing a pic on line. There's another one being done by a guy in houston using a 22 gal tank. It's expensive, am sure. So that leaves having "the out of tank experience"! We pretty much have the rest under control. After the cam install,going into uncharted waters-Thank you Alex and Mark-feel better about the EFI. Worse case scenario?????I take it out-yeah sure!

[This message has been edited by mellowyellow (edited 09-13-2006).]

mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 09-14-2006 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
After a day of ******* ****** with the sepentine stuff, AC and PS, etc. made a decision to say **** ** and go with V- belts using all the original stuff in front. Ron Morris in Northern Ca. who sells a lot of conversion stuff has pics of cars with V-belt and it appealed to me. The in tank pump is not going to happen for me, either. So, don't anyone look up my rear......valance!

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