Operation 4-link Part 3

So here's what I've been waiting for... coils... sadly they don't match. O well.. No time to get another set. Plus I'm not sure if I'll go with these at the end of the day after trying a few different set so no biggie I guess.



My original goal was to use a factory Toyota fuel tank for convenience reasons as well as making sure all of the fittings were plug and play and ensuring that the emissions will pass too. After researching all of the available tanks I sourced an 07 Camry fuel tank. It was an 18.5 gal tank which is 3 gals less than factory but everything else fits perfectly. Oddly this fuel tank didn't have a return fuel line (no clue why). Anyway my lack in researching thoroughly proved to be costly as the tank ended up being a bit too wide. The tank itself is a trapezoid shape in which the narrow end was fine (by 3 inches) but the fat end was definitely too wide for my frame. I had a few options: Cut the tank and modify it or cut the frame or just scrap the fuel tank. Since I already paid for it I figured I might as well make the best of the situation and build a new tank loosely based on the camry tank. By using all of the same fittings everything should be fine... Mistake #2, (insert lots of painful words here)... If I'm going to build a f'in custom fuel tank I should have used my 4runner pump instead of the camry pump. The mistake initially isn't really a big deal until you look at the pump. The camry tank has 5 lines going to the pump whereas the 4runner has only 4. So far I'm researching what that last lead is but I'm suspecting it's some trigger to reverse pump the excess fuel? Since the camry tank doesn't have a return fuel line I'm "guessing" that's the case.

Anyway enough venting... here's the tank.







It's a pretty setup that holds a whoppin 27.25 gals! Now we're talking smile All this is nice and dandy but I need to make sure the stupid mistake I made by using the Camry pump works. Last minute soldering will commence tomorrow morning so long as I can figure out the right lines to match with the pump. (Since the tank is sitting at the spare tire location, all lines (electrical/fuel) needs to be pushed back a good 4-5 feet or so.

Here's one of the last shot of the 4runner.



Everything all bolted up for the most part. The tank goes in last after the lines are extended. All fuel/vent lines are done but just hanging until I can finish the soldering. Hopefully everything works chair

I'm a Loser....  I understand mistakes happens but damn these are costly ones.. tapedshut

On a better note, the axle appears to be centered and straight. I did a string test by taking sample measurements using a bit of geometry from various points on the frame. I double checked to a few times in disbelief but I guess things are looking good. I really won't know until I drive the 4runner and I know that'll be pretty interesting smile