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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2018, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Sprint fuel tank dimensions/schematic

Hi all,
Have searched high and low and either this is not covered or I'm no good at searching.

Does anyone have the dimensions or a schematic for a 750/101 sprint fuel tank (normale or veloce, preferably both). I am trying to design a tank with a blatter without unnecessarily removing mine.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 06:11 PM
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I have a 58 Sprint Normale too. I have access to a loose Sprint fuel tank, how much detail and accuracy do you need for those dimensions? Doing it will take me some time, however, if you send me a Personal Message with your e-mail I can prepare a sketch with some overall dimensions that I can scan and e-mail to you. After that you can add whatever else you need and I can add those to the sketch until you are satisfied.
Let me know how I can help,

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A bladder inside a Sprint fuel tank .. ?
Do you understand the internal structure of an ALFA Sprint (also Spider) fuel tank ?

As pictured below .. there are two swash-plate structures, the fuel pick-up cylindrical baffle and the sharp edges of the fill pipe bracket inside the tank.
Exactly how is a bladder going to work in there ?
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A bladder inside a Sprint fuel tank .. ?
Do you understand the internal structure of an ALFA Sprint (also Spider) fuel tank ?

As pictured below .. there are two swash-plate structures, the fuel pick-up cylindrical baffle and the sharp edges of the fill pipe bracket inside the tank.
Exactly how is a bladder going to work in there ?
The plan would to fabricate a tank without all the internal gubbins.
Ideally I'd take the original dimensions, expand here and there where possible without changing "the look", locate the filler to line up with the existing removable plate on the front side of the trunk, and then have a bladder and foam made to fit the shape.
If this works I'd have a tank that looks original, I wouldn't have to cut my original rust-free floor, and nothing would be hanging down like a lot of the guys running 10 gallon ATLs in the vintage racing circles. Someone make these already but they are $$$$$.
Still plenty of hurdles but it all starts with dimensions and we go from there.
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Managed to get my hands on a tank. Will post dimensions once I have them.

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I suspect that you already know this but just in case: racing organizations are likely to have a specification for the gauge of the outer metal shell which houses a fuel cell. I know for sure that the SCCA has such a requirement but that is my only experience with the matter. No doubt that there is also a similar requirement for street cars.

Basically, I like your idea and wish you success with it.
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I suspect that you already know this but just in case: racing organizations are likely to have a specification for the gauge of the outer metal shell which houses a fuel cell. I know for sure that the SCCA has such a requirement but that is my only experience with the matter. No doubt that there is also a similar requirement for street cars.

Basically, I like your idea and wish you success with it.
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My particular racing organization (which shall remain nameless) amazingly doesn't even require a cell. That being said I intend to conform to prevailing guidelines on every parameter I can just in case there is broader interest.

Also I am going to respond to every reply on this thread as the BB doesn't let me PM until I post 10 times!

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7 months old thread I know, but is this not a sprint tank (converted to fuel cell) in the classifieds?
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/8321876-post1.html

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7 months old thread I know, but is this not a sprint tank (converted to fuel cell) in the classifieds?
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/8321876-post1.html
No that's a Spider tank - very different shape to a Sprint.

Additionally Sprint & Sprint Veloce tanks are not the same dimensions, the Veloce tank is considerably larger with an additional breather along the top of the neck necessitating a special ridge in the trunk floor.

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