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Old 12-09-2016, 10:47 AM   #71
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The evap canister parts could be adapted to any tank and one could also get an older style in-tank pump to run off of the newer van fuel pump module...

There's nothing complicated about it, just looks like a mess.
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:18 PM   #72
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The evap canister parts could be adapted to any tank and one could also get an older style in-tank pump to run off of the newer van fuel pump module...

There's nothing complicated about it, just looks like a mess.

I think Agile wanted to avoid a mess under the rig. John was quite forthcoming about the simple fact that this was only the second later model V-10 they had done. So the tank issue hadn't been completely solved as the first one ended up going to SMB for a transferflow. We talked it through and it seemed like a custom tank would be the cleanest and best solution that would also allow the build to go on schedule. I solve problems all day long so I can sympathize. The next later model V10 he deals with will be a no brainer.

All I want for Xmas is 4WD!!
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Can't wait to see the finished product! My experience with John was also outstanding. Getting the "in process" pics were great but also added to the anxiety of getting a new toy.
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Can't wait to see the finished product! My experience with John was also outstanding. Getting the "in process" pics were great but also added to the anxiety of getting a new toy.

Yeah, i am having some issues containing myself, but heck, this thing will be done before Xmas!!
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Yeah, i am having some issues containing myself, but heck, this thing will be done before Xmas!!
That's so cool. What a Christmas present!
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The evap canister parts could be adapted to any tank and one could also get an older style in-tank pump to run off of the newer van fuel pump module...

There's nothing complicated about it, just looks like a mess.
Of course in California that would probably lead to a prison sentence when you take it in for smog.

The last time I took my van in (first time for no exhaust sniffer) they looked under the van and said the cats all needed to be OEM.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:53 AM   #77
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Front page on the LA Times:

Man modifies van, destroys environment.



I will for sure be holding my breath a bit when I go to the first Smog check with the new tank.
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Of course in California that would probably lead to a prison sentence when you take it in for smog.

The last time I took my van in (first time for no exhaust sniffer) they looked under the van and said the cats all needed to be OEM.
This is why I'm a fan of using the aft of axle tanks. They aren't aftermarket. The evap unit and fuel pump can be adapted using factory parts.
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This is why I'm a fan of using the aft of axle tanks. They aren't aftermarket. The evap unit and fuel pump can be adapted using factory parts.
In hindsight that would have been a great way to go. I think you can get 55 gallons in there too. I saw several aftermarket tanks that could have been done.

When/If I do my next van, I will start with a cutaway and add a steel framed aluminum skinned pop top rear. This of course is just a dream thing, but it keeps recurring.
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Flux have you seen the turtle tops yet?

These of course are Quadvan but man they look sweet. V10 with the 6 speed would be at least 13mpg...

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