|Originally posted by n7vrz:|
I see you haven't thought of this: the weight of the gas in the tank is now behind the rear wheels. Before it was centered and the weight was evenly (mostly) distributed to the four corners.
With the fuel cell mounted in the trunk you have unbalanced the weight distribution.
15 gallons (that was a 15 gal fuel cell you indicated) at 6.216 pounds per gallon (regular unleaded) is 93.24 pounds of extra weight in the wrong place for handling. That doesn't include the tank, plumbing, etc. which will be even more.
Then if you take the Fiero tank out, you shift even more weight by removing some from the center. Weight distribution does affect handling. Just watch NASCAR. They shift weight around to change handling all the time. And they aren't changing it by 100 pounds.
The ONLY way I would do this is if that fuel cell is a very temporary way to keep the car drivable while the regular tank and plumbing is fixed and then put back in.
But that is just my opinion.
your right the one thing that i was more concerned about was a rear impact . and decided to scrap this idea from lack of fuel tank protection. or i could do what Chrysler is doing and add a trailer hitch
Any ways de-sided to play a bit with it tonight the fuel pump relay or the connector is bad again cause of corrosion. any ways i need to wire in a modern style connector i am thinking two relays and two connectors? two four pin relay and two four pin connectors would work to replace a 5 pin connector ???
thank you for reminding me to redo the test on the alcl connector. for one the pump turned on. thing is i just went threw all this not more then a month ago and assumed it was all good. this is cause i soldered the wires strait to the relay. and worked fine now i got a problem with it again. going to go modern relay the five pin like these below at link http://compare.ebay.com/lik...ceItemTypes&var=sbar
any ways thanks for all the help!
[This message has been edited by blacknotchback86 (edited 07-15-2013).]