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Author Topic:   Fuel cell size?
long17
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted January 08, 2002 02:03 AM
Hey guys....gonna build a new Hobby stock, and was wondering on what a good size would be...laps are 25(and under)..one friend uses 12(or 14) gallon...what do you guys use?........scooter

autoshop
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted January 08, 2002 08:41 AM
use a 22 gallon , that way if you need to add weight and the rules say no weight added you fill the cell to the top.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted January 08, 2002 10:49 AM UIN: 54865418
i also run a 22 for the same reason comes in handy on realy dry slick nites to add some tale weight

cage86j
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted January 08, 2002 11:06 AM
i run a 12 gal, we are not restricted from adding weight so i can put it where i need it

RangeRover
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted January 08, 2002 12:22 PM
A 22 gal cell will leave the option of running those once a year special 35 or 50 lappers, or say you want to run with another class for a special show with a thirsty four barrel instead of your 4412 (just an example), you can carry more fuel, obviously.

speedy46
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted January 08, 2002 04:56 PM
i would use a 22 because if you ever what to move to mods you can you it there also after you clean the gas out of course

monteregal7
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted January 10, 2002 06:55 PM
Our old car uses 8 gal and new 11 gal. Even on a 50 lapper we had fuel left. Their's no need putting all that extra gas in for weight, when it is better to put the weight where you want it.

Oldsmobile13
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted January 10, 2002 07:43 PM
16 gal. Havent ran out yet.

hesseracing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted January 11, 2002 03:14 PM
i run an 16 and wifes car has a 12. we hot lap 8 lap heat and 12 feature. i also pack the track, and run 5 full speed laps with a passenger. also the loading/ unloading and other stuff thru the week. total fuel use 5-6 gals a week using a holley 750 double pumper on a 383 stroker motor. put in a 12 or 16 and you should have no prob

wilwillysracing
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted January 22, 2002 02:09 PM UIN: 32
i just started but we use a 12 gal it lasts pack tracl 8 heat laps and 12 features and we still have a half a tank dont worry about weight put it where you want it im new racing but ive been around it my whole life and we all run a 12 gal except my uncle who races ump but 12 gal if for me

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