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Old 07-11-2004, 05:00   #1 (permalink)
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fuel cells(legal or not)

im thinking of putting a fuel cell in my boot are they illegal or not as im hearing too diferent storys about them??
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Re: fuel cells(legal or not)

you will need to check with your local roads department as law's vary from state to state

one thing you need to be awear of is that it will need to be vented to comply but fuel cells dont have provission for vents so you may need to make your own hole in the cell

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You can fit a fuel cell here in Victoria, but you have to connect the filler pipe to the original filler cap if it's outside the vehicle.

Here's VicRoads ruling on this:

The petrol filler pipe inlet and cap must be located on the outside of the vehicle, unless originally fitted inside by the manufacturer.
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my car has the fuel filler welded up on the side and the previous owner just turned the filler neck 180 degres. the boots all boxed out with a hole for the fuel cap and sometimes i can smell fuel in the boot?i need to fix this but dont want the fuel door on the side?
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I came unstuck with a fuel cell in Vic. I've basically got the best part of $1000 worth of fuel cell/straps and mounting plate for XA-XC and can't use it legally. I couldn't figure out a way of getting the filler neck to seal @ the cell. I've gone back to a stock tank.

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Re: fuel cells(legal or not)

One way flap with the non return cap maybe..
you could get a different neck plastic welded in place..
I just did a 3 day course on Plastic welding & Extrusion gun welding
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One way flap with the non return cap maybe..
you could get a different neck plastic welded in place..
I just did a 3 day course on Plastic welding & Extrusion gun welding
Check it out??...
I'll keep that in mind if the stock tank doesn't do what it's supposed to. The fuel cell was a better setup due to when you accelerated all the fuel went to the back (where the pickup was). Stock tank may not cope with the pickup @ the front? We shall see.

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A mate who owned a V8 TD Cortina a while back had a exhaust shop make up a pipe that was welded to the original filler neck, and on the fuel cell, had a plastic pipe about 7-8 inches welded on with the metal pipe going into it and clamped/sealed. Was all legal and never had any problems with RWC or cops.
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Re: fuel cells(legal or not)

Obviously you haven't seen the RCI fuel cells. I've just bought the 16 gallon Model #2160S through rocket industries which comes complete with breather and sender unit. As long as I maintain external filling my car will be legal on QLD roads.
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Obviously you haven't seen the RCI fuel cells. I've just bought the 16 gallon Model #2160S through rocket industries which comes complete with breather and sender unit. As long as I maintain external filling my car will be legal on QLD roads.
how many litres is that.also its the same everywere external filling is a must
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