I just put a fuel cell in our 1981 Chrysler, so a lot of this stuff is still fresh in my head.
Questions and comments:
- I know it's difficult to find a cell with a fill plate that have three fittings (supply, return and vent) but they are out there. Those filler plates are a lot smaller than you think, and the existing hardware already takes up a lot of valuable real estate. Don't be alarmed if you have to drill through your top cover / plate and plastic bladder to install a return line.
- You will need to add foam to the fuel cell you linked. This will add ~$100 to the cost of your cell.
- Almost all of these cell are setup for left-turning dirt tracks. The fuel pickup is almost always located in the right rear of the cell. Even with the pickup moved to the center of the cell, you will starve the pickup with as much as 1/3 tank capacity still remaining in the tank. I would tell you what the best way to solve this problem is, but there are easier things to discuss online... like politics and religion. ;-)
- You are hopefully aware that all of these cells are not FIA certified and will require a full metal firewall between them and the driver's compartment. In your 2002, I assume this isn't a problem and is already understood.
- I used 3/4" angle iron to make my fuel cell cage, and it's more than strong enough. My cell is bolted directly to the floor in the trunk (yay land yachts!) but I could have easily dropped it a few inches down with a hole in the floor.
- Jay and Pagel are REALLY strict about rear impact protection of your cell. If the bottom of the cell is even remotely close to the bottom of the OEM bumper, use some leftover roll bar tubing to add additional crash protection. In fact, your 2002 might not have the 1975 mandated 5 mph bumpers... you should do this regardless. ;-)
For my application, I found that the JAZ cells were the best bang for the buck. They had all three fittings we needed and came with the required foam. One nice thing about the 22 gallon cell is that Holley makes a hydramat that perfectly fits the entire base footprint of the cell. I'll warn you ahead of time, it's expensive, but it should eliminate all chances of starvation if the mat does what Holley promises it will do.
11(1) Toyota Celica - Team Reynolds Style
555 Furd Focus - Sideways to Victory
92 Plymouth Sundance - Unified Partnership of Pentastar Racers (good riddance!)
81 Dodge Mirada / 181 Acura Integra - Team Sheen