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87-91 31 gallon BAFFLED tank needed - in Oregon

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by BurbinOR, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. BurbinOR

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    Don't figure we could ship one of these...........kaboom. Anyway, want a 31 gallon TBI-vehicle tank. My original '79 tank (actually only 3 years old) does not have baffles and with a TPI motor it is recommended, so gonna do it.

    Let me know if you have one in good shape or know where I can source one used. Might go with a new poly one but not sure about the baffle setups on them.

    ONE TON</font color=blue> <font color=green>TPI'd</font color=green><font color=red> BEAST<font color=red>
     
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    1-800-332-3743 Erie radiator and sales. Got mine brand new for a bill + shipping. Also got the sending unit for a 89 tbi for $115 + shipping. Good luck!
     
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    How big a rush are you? I'm pulling my 31 gal. tank out in about 3 weeks and putting in a 43 gal. aftermarket one. Don't plan on keeping tank, sender or pump. New tank has all these. My truck was original 305 TBI version, but supplies my 427 just fine. Interested?

    87 K5, 427/340hp BBC,4.56 D60 &amp; 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM rear disc's,
     
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    Frank, how about $50 for tank &amp; sending unit. If you don't need pump, I'll look at keeping it for a spare. I'll meet you in Seattle if you like. I'll be in California for 10 days in March (7-17) and then I'll pull my tank last weekend in March. Should have yours ready around April 5th. Will this work for you?

    87 K5, 427/340hp BBC,4.56 D60 & 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM rear disc's,
     
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    Frank, you going to need the skid plate too. I can't use it as 43 gal. tank is too low for it to work. Yours if you want. Same price for everything.
     
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    Hey Frank, i ran a TPI set up in my 76 blazer with an external mounted pump and no baffles in the tank and it worked fine. I also was told that it would give troubles without the baffle but ran it for 2 years before the blazer was stolen and had no troubles what so ever.
     
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    Yeah, I've had mine running for over two years with never a problem either.....................just doing it for one of those 'in case' situations. Bill's giving me a great deal so I'll go for it.

    Thanks.
     
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    What difference would baffles make?
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    With an FI vehicle, there is no 'reservoir' of fuel such as in a carburetor.................therefore, if you are going up a hillclimb and the pickup hose/pump is not in gasoline, you lose your fuel pressure immediately...................with baffles the gas is 'trapped' in the area by the fuel pickup for a much longer time.
     

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