Fuel tank question

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  1. george_n_texas

    george_n_texas New Member

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    I have a flat container designed for oil changing I can mount under my home made trailer and run a fuel ine up to the engine and even have a primer bulb type pump like you use on a motor boat. Question is wil the engine suck the fuel up from a lower spot or is it like the old model-T that had to be backed up the mountain due to gravity feed. I suspect the later. At leaste I can use it for backup fuel it holds just over 2 gallons.zpt
     
  2. freewheeling frank

    freewheeling frank New Member

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    no it wont suck up the fuel gravity feed only unless you rigged up a pump and that would have to be regulated some how
     
  3. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Yea you'd need a 6v fuel pump, if you were able to find one I can't see any reason why the float in the carb couldn't handle it if the pressure wasn't too high.

    Or you could use a low flow 12v pump and a battery but why? Just stop every 40 or so miles and pour some more gas in the tank.
     
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  4. freewheeling frank

    freewheeling frank New Member

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    you could run a 12v pump on 6v thus reducing flow and pressure, i run 12v bilge pumps on 6v on some small gold mining equipment just for that purpose, works good to help recover very fine gold, frank
     
  5. Kevlarr

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    Might work on some of the small inline pumps. Would be even better if you could find one that can be serviced, open it up and put a lighter spring on the plunger.
     

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