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Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

Still not sure how I want to go about it. I'm looking to gain a little more info about how good this is on a DD, and if anyone has had any problems with leakage.

I also need to figure out parts.




I'm thinking 3/4 or 1", still not sure on that...

And where do I get the right washers and teflon gaskets?

Anyone done this lately?


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Re: Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

I would try it, but that's because I never run my truck under 1/4 tank of fuel. Just put it towards the rear. And go 1" if you can. I don't see a problem with doing it.

Or since you already have the fittings, just make your own 5/8" draw straw....

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Re: Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

Only worry about a draw straw is taxing the pump that much. I'll still be running a stock pump for a little while.

If the bulkhead requires more than a 1/4 tank at all times, I'll just save up for a sump. I live in the boonies. Plus my wife drives my truck a lot.


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Re: Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

I have a 5/8" draw straw and I made every pull and drag race last year with less then a 1/4 tank.

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Re: Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

But you have an aftermarket pump. I'm just worried that a large diameter piece of tubing is going to be that much more for my stock pump to pull up from the fuel level to the pump.


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Re: Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

What about cutting the excess off of the metal, so that the bulkhead is just barely above the bottom of the tank? Or how about installing the bulkhead, then running a piece of 1" tubing to the back middle of the tank on the inside? And have it sitting on the bottom?

Just crazy ideas. If fuel hose OK to submerge in diesel?


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Re: Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

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If the bulkhead requires more than a 1/4 tank at all times, I'll just save up for a sump.........my wife drives my truck a lot.
Sounds like a woman thing. Anybody else have that problem?


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Re: Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

Have you looked at TSDs sump? It's really not that expensive.


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Re: Thinking About Doing A Bulkhead Fitting...

Jap just put the bulkhead on the bottom of the tank, kinda like a sump. I think your stocker with a 3/4 or 1 inch draw straw would die quickly. My fass has a 5/8, and bulkhead, but that pump is 10xs bigger than the stocker (not literally)

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