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Old 01-15-08, 05:15 PM
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need advice on fuel cell

do you guys think $250 is too cheap for a 15 gallon fuel cell with a 0-90 ohm GM sending unit WITH cell foam with fittings already installed?
here are the details from the e-bay store:

this is coing from an e-bay store that has lots of good feedback.

what do you think?
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I have only used bladder type cells, that required a metal "can" around them. So I do not know what a good price for an aluminum one is... but that looks like a decent price if it is new with fittings.
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If you plan on racing the car, check the sanctioning organization rules. You'll need a Fuel Safe or ATL cell if running NASA or SCCA, RCI won't cut it.

Is it a good price? A quick Google search should confirm. Think about how you are going to plumb it, I spent a few hundred just on AN fittings and braided hose.
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None of the RCI fuel cells listed on the site (RCI's site) have any SFI or FIA ratings.
In the technical section they have a SFI button.. but there is no link to certifications.

IIRC the RCI cells are oriented to the small town/small track roundy round racers who have a older car that they are making into a mini-stock.. or some such.. and take out the factory fuel tank, and mount a RCI in there someplace.

That APPEARS to be made with the same thought process as others.. BUT.

No ballistic bladder inside.

If the aluminum gets a crack or puncture you have fuel on the ground or inside the car.

If you have a bladder.. the bladder theoretically will help prevent the fuel spill.

If you are going to race with a sanctioning group like SCCA and or NASA I dont believe they will allow non rated fuel cells to run. I think that things like the plastic rotary molded cells are LESS safe than factory fuel tanks in a crash as they rupture. THe sanctioning groups frown on non-rated cells. Too much risk.
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