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Old 04-07-2002, 03:44   #1 (permalink)
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Ally Drop Tanks

Ive been seriously considering getting an alloy drop tank for the girl.
I got quoted yesterday $600-700 for a fully baffled & polished d/tank with a 150L capacity... Does this sound like a fair price???
All of the corners are mainly double? folded with any welds being tig'd
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Do you lose the spare wheel well? Or is the tank mounted to one side? I must say sounds cool. I would ideally like a drop tank mounted centrally and allowing a full dual exhaust, except there's a lot of body work required to do it. One of the LS1.com guys did it to his VX. See if you can find the thread.
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unfortunately i was advised that if it was to sit to one side or one half of the tank bigger it would upset the balance of the car..
I do loose the wheel well which is no real drama for me theres enuff room inside the car if i wanna take a suitcase somewhere lol & the spare will still fit i hope lol..
Pics will be posted when its fitted...

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I had a drop tank in my XY years ago and it was a major pain in the @rse. Apart from the sender unit not working (had to try and modify the std one) it used to scrape all the time going in and out of driveways etc.
Price seems OK, I paid about $150 less from memory but that was over 10 years ago!
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Re: Ally Drop Tanks

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Ive been seriously considering getting an alloy drop tank for the girl.
I got quoted yesterday $600-700 for a fully baffled & polished d/tank with a 150L capacity... Does this sound like a fair price???
All of the corners are mainly double? folded with any welds being tig'd
No, I'm sorry, you can't have one of those. You have to own a Torana, preferably an SLR5000 and have a mullet.:s3
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Re: Ally Drop Tanks

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Ive been seriously considering getting an alloy drop tank for the girl.
I got quoted yesterday $600-700 for a fully baffled & polished d/tank with a 150L capacity... Does this sound like a fair price???
All of the corners are mainly double? folded with any welds being tig'd
150litres of fuel is going to way just a tad more than youre normal tank capasity. You'r car will loose valuable acceleration due to greater intertia from the increased mass.
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I got one hanging of the back of my XD sorry no mullet tho
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No, I'm sorry, you can't have one of those. You have to own a Torana, preferably an SLR5000 and have a mullet.:s3
Is that a genuine SLR5000 or one of the squillion clones you see driving around.

Yeah just think fit the drop tank and then you could run a genuine twin exhaust system that doesn't melt the plastic tank. The comment you made about the tank being offset upsets the balance of the car - If my memory serves me right the pre-VT Crapadore tourers ran their drop tanks offset to the passenger side of the car. dunno if it upset the balance tho.

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AP is growing hair at back and preparing for drop tank installation. Pics pronto please!!!!!

As for offset tank, what a load of BS! EA to AU all have tanks mounted way over to left side of car.
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The offset to the left wouldn't be to compensate for the driver on the right I don't suppose? Well it would work when they are the only person in the car.
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