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Old 4 Feb 2006, 11:30 (Ref:1515363)   #1
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Fuel tank advice?

Hello,

I am just looking for advice for the size of fuel tank I am going to need ? The car is a 2002tii and will be running in groovy baby series (uk rounds ) so between 45m`s and 1 hour ( Maybe spa ) . The engine is pretty standard.

What do you guys think?

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Old 4 Feb 2006, 13:07 (Ref:1515429)   #2
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Old 4 Feb 2006, 17:42 (Ref:1515541)   #3
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Been doing some calculations...

2.6 miles of Donnington x18 laps ( 2005 was a 30mins race )

36 laps for 2006 1 hour race

36 laps x 2.6 miles = 93 miles

Say 12mpg for the 2002tii ?

= 7.7 gallons for 1 hour race at Donnington?

I think a 10 gallon or 50 litres should be safe enough to cover everything including spa?
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I use 60 litres for one hour at Spa. And don't forget it must be foam filled to comply with FIA requirements.
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>>>36 laps for 2006 1 hour race
36 laps x 2.6 miles = 93 miles

=== you sure you can average 93mph for an hour in a 2002TI ?
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=== you sure you can average 93mph for an hour in a 2002TI ?
Hmm,

Tricky.
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1 18 A2 Leo VOYAZIDES Ford Mustang 30:56.307 18 68.26 1:27.179

As can be seen the average is 68.26 mph.

FWIW I suffered a misfire at 5k revs plus and averaged 66.67mph.
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ha.ha , Stop bullying me!! , I was just trying to get some idea`s by using times I found from last year !! I will be happy to average 12mph !!
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I use about 35-40 litres an hour, averaging around the 70 miles an hour mark, so roughly speaking 9 mpg !!!

so I have a 60 litre tank !!!

it does mean I can go and do the 3 hour this summer with 1 stop
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