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 Post subject: Twin tank set-up. Advice needed
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:03 am 
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I've decided to pull the petrol tank on my wagon and fit another LPG tank in its place.
So I get the tank out and the cradel that I got with the tank needs to be modded a lil bit but thats no worries. See pics:


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I just have it sitting in there for now, till I can cut the cradel down and fit it and get the straps on.

Now I need to find out where to purchase and how to fit a hydrostatic valve. Anyone got pics or a diagram? Or even better, anyone want to get some cash to help me out by fitting it up?
Also, once this is all done, I'm going to remove all the petrol gear and plug the injector holes in the head. Should I change from the mixer ring set-up to a GRA or impco one while I'm at it?? Any advantages to be had?? Then I'll fit some headers and then it'll need a tune. Can anyone recommend me a good tuner in Melbs inner areas??

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 Post subject: Re: Twin tank set-up. Advice needed
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:34 am 
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gday hydrostatic valves are nice and easy to fit just make sure that you setup the service lines in the right way as they have check valves in them to stop the tanks filling each other. and also locate it out of the way and try to have the blow off valve facing down if you can so it can vent striaght down not on to your exhaust. i have a diagram if you need it pm me.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Twin tank set-up. Advice needed
Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:30 pm 
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Thanks mate, I'll remember that.

I had today off so i modded the 2nd tank cradle and now both tanks are in and strapped down, nice and safe.

I'm having trouble finding a hydrostatic valve. I've rung round but no-one seems to stock them and I'm wondering if anyone can help me out.

Also, will my fuel gauge work for both tanks when the valve is fitted or will I need a switch to flick between the 2?

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 Post subject: Re: Twin tank set-up. Advice needed
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:21 pm 
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use to 0-45 senders in the tanks. and hook in series. from the original tank take the earth of for the guage and run a wire from there to other gauge and earth the other gauge
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 Post subject: Re: Twin tank set-up. Advice needed
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:01 pm 
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what size are the tanks? and dose the tub foul the diff?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Twin tank set-up. Advice needed
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:19 pm 
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So I've finally got a hydro valve. I've been hell busy at work but now I've got some time to mount this up and get my tanks operational.
HELL LPG wrote:
gday hydrostatic valves are nice and easy to fit just make sure that you setup the service lines in the right way as they have check valves in them to stop the tanks filling each other. and also locate it out of the way and try to have the blow off valve facing down if you can so it can vent striaght down not on to your exhaust. i have a diagram if you need it pm me.

If you can send or post up that diagram for me, I'll be really grateful.

ausedwagon wrote:
what size are the tanks? and dose the tub foul the diff?

2nd tank is same size as the 1st. #50 x 875 from memory and my wagon is lowered 2" and nowhere near the diff.

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