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    Help: installing an oversized tank w/surf brace

    Has anyone been able to do a oversized tank with a surf brace? Getting held up where the fuel pickups are protruding into the path of the surf brace. Any help or insights would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Help: installing an oversized tank w/surf brace

    You need the other style stainless steel pickups where they make a 90 degree bend exiting the tank, like the ones in this pic
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    Re: Help: installing an oversized tank w/surf brace

    I do have the west coast pickups with the 90° bend and they actually protrude even further into the surf brace. Will get some pictures of the stainless pickups when I get home.
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    Re: Help: installing an oversized tank w/surf brace

    You may have to have some custom made with very little stickout and a really sharp bend or you could possibly use a WAX racing or other style pickup depending on how much room you actually have. There is also the not so nice option of putting a cap on that and drilling the tank for push in pickups like these.

    I have a few options for you below.

    https://www.blowsion.com/blowsion-fu...iller-kawasaki

    https://www.blackmarkitinnovations.c...et-fuel-pickup

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    Re: Help: installing an oversized tank w/surf brace

    Thanks for your feedback. I have little under .600” of room to work with. I ended up modifying the stock pickups and added street elbows with barbs to make it clear. Will be adding some black RTV around the threads to ensure it’s sealed.
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    Re: Help: installing an oversized tank w/surf brace

    Black RTV and gas are not going to work, you willl need some other type of sealer there. tere is a sealer called SEALS ALL that is gas resistant

    https://eclecticproducts.com/product/seal-all/
    Last edited by WFO Speedracer; 09-22-2022 at 10:11 PM.
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    Re: Help: installing an oversized tank w/surf brace

    I did see that but was unsure of how much the pickups stick up past the cap as I have very little worm to work with but was able to figure something out by modifying the stock pickups to then tap street elbows in followed by some barbs to get the clearance I was looking for. Thank you though
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    Re: Help: installing an oversized tank w/surf brace

    tapped properly some 5200 will work fine. Done it on countless SJ tanks.
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