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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 12, 2:31 PM Thread Starter
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anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

They say they add baffles into their tanks and the sending units have a fuel tray built into them to keep fuel at the pump. When you look at their prices too its hard to ignore them when something like a ricks tank is around a grand more.

Does anyone have experience in dealing with these guys and their products? That grand saved in the tank alone makes the conversion a lot less painful.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 12, 4:08 PM
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

I don't have any hands on experience with them but that is the route I am going with my 1965 Buick Skylark. For me I will also be buying a new fuel tank.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 12, 5:27 PM
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

It appears you are talking about an entirely new fuel tank made by them. I wasn't aware they made such a thing for Chevelles thats really cool. I am using one of their drop in in-tank pump kits. It has worked well so far even when running the tank below 1/4 full. My only complaint is it seems the cork gasket that comes with the kit leaks when the fuel sloshes around on a full tank.

Edit: Looked around on their site and I see their new Fuel Injection offerings for first gen f-bodies but nothing for chevelles yet. Hopefully they will have something soon.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 12, 7:09 PM Thread Starter
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

yeah, I emailed them and they told me for what i was looking at for my GTO EFI project the TM34A or B would be the tank and pump part number PA-2, 4, or 6


Its really hard to argue with their prices
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 12, 11:02 AM
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

TM34A and GM34A are the same thing. The only thing that makes it EFI is the drop in PA seris module. Those are here: http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/pa...prod/prd84.htm

So it is not an EFI tank, it's just an adaptation.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 12, 5:46 PM
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

Ive used the PA series model on my chevelle and have had good luck with it so far. I also used a gas resistant epoxy too for the cork gasket as some guy have complained of it leaking when full. Im all good so far. (knock on wood)!

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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

I bought their setup for my 66 el camino and added venting at both corners. Everything works fine except that damn cork gasket. If I was to do it over again I think I would also weld in studs instead of the self threading screws that came with the kit as I think that is more of the problem then the cork.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 13, 11:58 AM
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

Was just looking and they now offer efi a body tanks. Anyone have one and can comment on the baffling?

http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/pa...rod/prd379.htm

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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

I have a FAST XFI/EFI system going on the motor in my 70 here soon which needs a fuel pump still.
I'm looking very seriously at their baffled/ready to go tank with the internal Walboro-255 pump. Just working out some math for the fuel supply/demand for my motor to see if it's going to be the right combo, then I'm going to order I think!

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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

Tanks Inc was supposed to have the tank in by the end of Feb, i will have to ck if its still on track

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 13, 8:41 PM
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There are ready and listed on site!
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 13, 2:41 PM
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

Bump! Anyone get their hands on one looks nice on the website
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 13, 2:33 PM
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

See my thread here, got my Tanks Inc tank

Yes, I have one. It looks like a good piece. Fits just like a stock tank. Filler neck has a rubber coupling to the tank which makes it feel a little loose when putting gas in it, but no leaks so far. However, I've only driven it less than a mile with the new tank for other reasons not related to the tank.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 15, 5:06 PM
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Re: anyone using a tanks inc. tank and pump for efi conversion?

I put one in about a month ago. Tanks, Inc. TM34B-T, Tanks Inc sending unit, Tanks Inc pick up, Walbro 255 external pump. Works great, fits like an original tank, Fills easily. I have run three tanks through and have had no problems. Though I already had because of the previous tank I was running, I don't think you need to cut a hatch in the trunk to make it fit.
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