Funny, I saw this page while doing a Google Search on the capacity of the GT4 gas tanks! Yes, the project that never dies (or the project that never gets enough momentum to keep going…) –*my GT4. It's a little farther along than it was at the time of that last post in July of 2014. But I started back up on it just on Monday. Got a bunch of parts from Superformance UK, but they sent a wrong part, so I'm stalled. Story of my life with this car. And I'm STILL not decided on what to do about the damn gas tank. I saw a GT4 race car at a vintage race last year and that car had a cell in the spare tire well. I meant to take photos but I got sidetracked.
Funny thing, I'm prepping a Lotus Europa for a race next month, and I noticed one small issue with how the fuel line was connected to the carbs. Two hours later I have the cell out of the car! The cell is in the front space (same basic layout as the GT4), but was wedged in-between a custom valance for the radiator - it was a much bigger chore than I expected. The whole system was junk. I have no clue how it got past tech inspection. And how I didn't noise to myself. I bought the car last year and ran it at one race, but I was totally focused on some mechanical problems, so I didn't even notice the fuel system issues. At least a replacement cell for is an off the shelf, standard size 8 gallon tank.
JayG did you change over your fuel cell to the front? Also, I don't think you ever posted a shot of the cell you put in the trunk. Could you post a shot of that - and also if you moved it to the front, a shot of that too?Thanks! Also, did you notice any handling issues with the lightweight radiator? And have you noticed any handling issues with the cell in the truck? More oversteer? Anything? Remind me –*what are you doing with your car? Road racing or autocross? Have you changed the suspension? Sway bars? Any words of wisdom?
My goal? Have my car ready for the FCA event in Monterey!
Fave – what's up? I did buy a right side tank but can't remember if I got yours or got one off eBay. If I got it from you, cheers – and if not, sorry!
Last edited by penpp; 05-21-2015 at 12:43 AM.