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Author Topic:   what to put in fuel cell?
donjuan12
Member
posted March 10, 2004 10:27 AM
Have heard the drain tile, also wiffle balls. We have never run anything so I cant tell you what works and what doesnt though.


littleb24f
Member
posted March 10, 2004 11:18 AM
I bought a car last year that had drain tile
stacked in verticly with a cut so you could fit them in the filler hole and it works good, the one is notched out around the fuel pickup.
I tried foam once, I had bad luck and ran with nothing for lots of years but I like the drain tile.
I could never find a place that had enough wiffle balls in stock.


Racer111
Member
posted March 10, 2004 03:47 PM
Drill holes in PVC pipe and stack it standing up.Works great


Sidebite252
Member
posted March 10, 2004 05:42 PM
What size holes you drilling in the pipe? What size pipe? 3" or what ever will fit in the opening?


kcoutlaw
Member
posted March 10, 2004 06:18 PM
We did try the wiffle balls, and for some reason had some fuel pressure problems. Maybe we needed a lot bigger balls. The field tile is usable and they also make methanol foam for the cells.


GrnHornRacing
Member
posted March 11, 2004 12:08 PM
Your math is correct, but did you take into concideration that the wiffel balls are hollow? You are correct on the number of balls it would take to occupy that amount of volume, but since the balls are hollow, you will not loose that much total volume from your fuel cell. I cant see you loosing much more than 1 to 2 gallons of capacity when you add the wiffel balls to the fuel cell.


Racer111
Member
posted March 11, 2004 12:21 PM
3 inch pipe.


UNVRNO
Member
posted March 13, 2004 11:29 AM
UNVRNO

You are right, use foam only. Safety is the main thing, and it will help hold the fuel over by the pick up tube.

racer 4
Member
posted March 13, 2004 07:09 PM
boy, i figured maybe someone who golfed and raced would have answered this by now. if you go to a golf driving range you can buy a bag of 24 plastic practice balls[wiffle ball type usually yellow] for about 7 bucks it takes about6-7 bags to do the trick i have about ten balls short of 7 bags in my cell and i just filled it from bone dry and it took just a splash less than 30 gallons to fill it over. the good thing about using the practice balls is when you get frustrated at the track you take your spare driver out from behind the seat and you can practice your swing at the track!

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