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Author Topic:   Fuel cell height
Speedway65
Member
posted August 18, 2003 12:40 PM
Just wondering whether it is better too mount your fuel cell higher or lower?
3100lbs 1979 nova
1/2 mile high banked clay


Whitelightning
Member
posted August 18, 2003 01:13 PM
Not saying its right but my car builder recomend to mount the cell has far left and and foward(closest to the rear end as possible)and between 10-11 from bottom of cell to the ground, that will put it very close to the lowest part of rear end, like I said I have not tried it yet but thats what a very well known builder in the area told me to do, I have done it and will let yall know one day, If I ever get brakes on the darn thing


Alan Rat
Member
posted August 18, 2003 08:39 PM
Speedway, are you running dirt or paved. On dirt I like the fuel cell higher. I have mounted mine clamped on to 1 3/4 tubing and is adjustable left to right. I'll lock down whenI get it scaled like I like it.We run 3/8 banked clay.


redneck racing
Member
posted August 18, 2003 08:40 PM
I'd say it would depend on your rules. Our rules state in the center as far forward as possible and 10in from the ground but what Whitelightning stated would be the best.Eddie


66jj
Member
posted August 18, 2003 09:41 PM
Allways as far as possible to the right, and in a nova it will go pretty far forward if you want under the speaker deck.




Speedway65
Member
posted August 19, 2003 07:18 AM
Nothing in the rules against mounting it anywhere and we race on dirt.


racingcrazy
Member
posted August 19, 2003 02:16 PM
If the track gets slick as the night goes on i would put it to the right about 8". This way as you burn off gas and the track gets even more slick your car will increase in left rear bite. If its all the way to the left it will get loose as the night goes on. Something to think about!!


Whitelightning
Member
posted August 19, 2003 04:27 PM
thats a good point but I just dont see myself burning enough gas to make that big a differnce so I just put where it starts good, the best way would be to put cell in last while you have it on the scales and full of fuel but that sounds like to much work. Before I put this fuel cell in I looked real hard the previous week at the track and found some amazing stuff, I dont think there where 2 fuel cells mounting in the same place nowhere at the track lol, seen them high, low, foward, back, and even setting in the trunk with a bungee strap lol


Speedway65
Member
posted August 20, 2003 09:07 AM
I have the right to left issue figured out but it's the actual height that im worried about!


Racer98
Member
posted August 20, 2003 10:46 AM
hey speedway do you race imca hobby stock?


Speedway65
Member
posted August 20, 2003 01:13 PM
No we race up here in Canada in what we call Street Stock
www.ohswekenspeedway.com


dirtracer7
Member
posted August 21, 2003 07:57 AM
Left and high here about 20" to 24" off the ground


redneck racing
Member
posted August 22, 2003 02:36 PM
66jj why on the right and not on the left? I seen one car out at the local track mounted on the right. What is the purpose? Eddie


OppendikeRacing29
Member
posted August 22, 2003 03:15 PM
If your worryed about left to right just mount it in the middle, that way when fuel burns off it burns off equal and ur not loosing left rear or right rear. Just scale your car 5 gallons down on gas and scale for the end of the feature. I always mount mine about in the middle though because if you go to high it gives you alot of roll that you depend on and when the fuel goes away you wont have that roll any more, thats my 2 cents


66jj
Member
posted August 22, 2003 05:49 PM
redneck,

so when you burn of fuel you will gain left side and crossweight, both of which will tighten you up on a slick track.



DL406
Member
posted August 22, 2003 08:01 PM
When your fuel tank is mounted on the left as fuel is burned off your crossweight will increase, on the right the crossweight will decrease as fuel is used.


66jj
Member
posted August 23, 2003 10:40 AM
DL406, read all the posts and think about it, you may want to use the edit option.

Jeff

DL406
Member
posted August 24, 2003 09:52 AM
66jj Think about what happens to any corner of your car when you raise the frame height. Fuel burned off in a left side tank placement will increase LR frame height thus increasing your crossweight. Try it when the cars on the scales.


66jj
Member
posted August 24, 2003 10:23 AM
Removing or adding wt to a corner will not effect cross. I should not have put crossweight, it will easily confuse the all ready confused. I appologize.

Removing wt from a corner will raise that whole end of the car.

Try it when your cars on the scales....



DL406

[This message has been edited by 66jj (edited August 24, 2003).]

DL406
Member
posted August 24, 2003 06:41 PM
66jj If thats the case why have we got jack bolts on each corner of the car? When your cars on the scale turn a jack bolt up or down and look at the cross numbers. Its always changed for me.


Speedway65
Member
posted August 25, 2003 10:21 AM
Thanks for the help everyone.


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