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Rick’s Restomod tanks fit using OE-style hangers/straps, and are slightly narrower to give room for larger exhaust pipes.

Here we are, staring another Thursday with an editorial throwback. The week is almost over, and once again, we open the vault that houses our vast collection of articles. This time, we’re taking a step back in time to locate an article that you guys might have either forgotten about, or might not even know exists. Whichever the case, we are certain that you will enjoy this editorial flashback.

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Restomod fuel tanks include a single or dual pump and sending unit, and fit just like the OE tank. They have a satin-black powdercoat finish for a custom look.

I decided that this week, we should take a short trip back to just one year ago today, January 11. This week, we’ll be checking out – Rick’s Tanks: Building Fuelish Foundations For Street and Strip.

When it comes to building a car, most enthusiasts are concerned with building big power. We have this genuine need to build the most horsepower possible. Unfortunately, we also do not plan many of the ancillary items needed to develop reliable horsepower – like the fuel delivery system.

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Rick’s custom tanks allow for increased performance through much higher fuel flow capabilities, and better control of the fuel in the tank.

For fuel to travel to the carburetor, it needs begin that trip from somewhere, and Rick’s Tanks has a wealth of knowledge about fuel tanks and fuel delivery. In the original article, we asked Hector Guerrero to tell us a little bit about their tanks. “In many instances, our new RestoMod tank will suffice, but sometimes space, chassis design changes, or simply needing the ultimate in fuel supply, mandates that a custom tank be utilized.” That being said, Rick’s Tanks not only builds tanks for custom applications, but you can even check out the company’s factory replacement Restomod tanks.

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Custom tanks are available with single or dual-pump assemblies that can handle any engine, even those making well over 1,000 horsepower.

One glaringly apparent upgrade to the tanks from Rick’s, is that they feature in-tank fuel pumps. Let’s face it, since we all want more horsepower, that manually operated fuel pump mounted to the engine block isn’t going to cut it. Restomod tanks can be used for both carburetor or EFI applications. Current offerings include 1967-1973 GM F-body, 1964-1972 GM A body, and 1964-1967 El Camino. Even if you’re just looking to replace a rusted out original tank and sticking with the carburetor, you can’t go wrong with a Restomod tank to not only improve fuel delivery but to improve the looks, as well.

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For those who like to turn left and right, Rick’s has its Vapor Series, which features multiple pickups located throughout the tank to keep the pump supplied with fuel. The pickups are designed to open and close, depending on where the fuel is located inside the tank.

Getting the right amount of fuel to an engine is paramount, and by determining how much fuel your engine will need at any particular load rating, you can ensure that there will not be any lean occurrences while your engine is buzzing its way to redline. All the proper injector and fuel-line sizing cannot compensate for inadequate fuel supply if it never makes it out of the tank. That is why Rick’s offers several different custom configurations that are suited to meet the needs of a wide variety of applications. Their custom-built tanks are designed to fit into the original tank’s location and utilize the factory mounting system.

There is a lot more in-depth information in the original article, and because of that, I thought it a great piece for this week’s Throwback Thursday flashback. So, check out Rick’s Tanks: Building Fuelish Foundations For Street and Strip.