I'm putting a type r engine in my maestro van, I've come to the problem of the fuel tank. The van was a diesel with mechanical pump so the standard fuel tank just has a sender hole. I'm using civic clocks and would like a working fuel gauge, though I would give it up. I've bought a civic tank thinking I might be able to put it in the standard van position but its bloody huge! This leaves me with 2 options.
1 - Use the standard van tank, with a inline pump, or even modify it to use a drop in pump as its flat. The exhaust is very close to it however (See pictures), asking for trouble with hot exhaust and metal petrol tank 1" away?
2 - Use the civic tank but put it in the load bay. Would loose a little space but don't mind tbh, is there any rules / regs on this?
What are people's opinions and what would you suggest?
OE fuel tank with an MX5 pickup and gauge? The gauges in the NA MX5 pods are very standalone once the cluster is stripped, I was going to do this with my MGB with the OE oil and fuel gauges but never got round to fitting the MX5 engine. The big bolt-down mounting flange on the MX5 assembly is ideal to adapt to older tanks.
Thanks guys, mx5 bits might be an option. So is the proximity to the exhaust ok for the Maestro tank? Might get some heat wrap just in case. I'll look at putting the civic sender/filter/pump unit into the maestro tank, the civic tank is plastic so not ideal for modifying.
Post by aughtonmotorsports2 on Dec 31, 2018 17:59:22 GMT
Use the standard tank and a swirl pot setup , pot can go in the van if you are tight on space . I put a tank inside the van on a yb cosworth transit and always had fumes in the van even with outside filler and vents .outside the van is always best if you can .