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"Phoenix" 65 Coupe to FB

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by JRANGER, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    All the Eleanor guys do it. There are sources where one can buy a recessed door kit (tanksinc.com for one, http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=results/category_id=60/mode=cat/cat60.htm) and then all you need do is fab up a tube to connect to the tank. I'm thinking a rear quarter type location for a coupe rather then the sail panel on a fastback. Not sure why you would want to but not that difficult to do.
     
  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I have not seen it done on a 65/66. I personally didn't care for it on the Eleanor either. There were a lot of design features I do like on Eleanor but the filler neck in the sail panel and the little lights next to the headlights were some I don't like.
     
  3. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    I like the filler neck on the sail panel but thats also because i hate how much GAS pours out when i fill my coupe...lol However, I just want do that on the 65 and not sure id want to
     
  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I'm not trying to talk you out of it. I just like the original spot better i guess.
    I have also made a modification to the filler neck so it won't spill and the pump shuts off. I can show you and you can make one for your 67 also
     
  5. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    There just isnt enough sail panel on the 65....Especially for the Cap they use on 67...So it doesnt make any sense for it...Im definitely interested in what you did.
     
  6. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    basically make a plate with a hole the size of the gas pump nozzle. Cut the end of your filler about an inch from flange. Weld them back together with the plate in there. I place the hole a little off center (low). That allows the nozzle to get in there all the way. I drill a tiny hole at the bottom for a vent and any drainage. gas tank 3.JPG gas tank 1.JPG
     
  7. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I can fill at full blast and the auto shut-off works without any splash.
    filler up.jpg
     
  8. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    where do you put the vent hole? On the bottom of the plate?
     
  9. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    yes, about an 1/8" hole just in case some fuel get on the outside of the plate and to act as a vent when filling
     
  10. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    about how far down is the plate
     
  11. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    i just email my buddy to see if he could CNC me a plate for this..I like this idea
     
  12. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I put the plate about an inch away from the flange. I have an old gas pump nozzle so I played around with how it fit. There is a air hole in the end of the nozzle that senses pressure changes to shut-off. You have to make sure that gets inside the plate to do its job
     
  13. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

  14. FalkenXC

    FalkenXC Resident Late Model Gearhead

    This is looking great! I bet @tarafied1 is jealous!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
     
  15. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    yes, yes he is...
     
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  16. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

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  17. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Hey TERRY, have you tested your fancy fuel filler pc yet?
     
  18. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    What possible reason would he have for fuel in his car?
     
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  19. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    As a a matter of fact I have, buttnut. Did so to test the new tank set-up this morning. After all the fidgeting with the new sender I got it reading perfectly.
     
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  20. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

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