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rcktpwrd



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PostSubject: fuel tank...   Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:21 pm

Thanks to tons of great info here and on the SS forum for fuel tank removal the job wan't too bad... Did it by myself in an hour or so. I wish the pump wasn't dead so I could have used the jumper wire to drain the tank. The old gas smells terrible! I would guess there
I already have a new sending unit and fuel pump to go back in but possibly ran into a bigger issue with the tank itself.
There is a small split in the plastic on the top of the tank, right in the curve where the tank hits the car frame. It seems to be an odd place for the plastic to crack... I see that a new tank isn't available, so it's either try and seal the tank or find a decent used one. The crack is maybe two inches long.

here are a couple pics:

Fuel slosh showed the crack:
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rcktpwrd



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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:40 pm

Here a some more pics:

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crack is on the bottom left of this pic where the indent is for the car body.
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94Woody

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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:55 pm

Where are you located?
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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:18 pm

I've had two that were cracked on the top like that. Until I was able to get a replacement, I just filled to 3/4. I dunno if plasti-weld type stuff will work or not. If you are on the eastern seaboard somewhere I think 94Woody may be able to help you out Smile
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rcktpwrd



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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:51 pm

I'm in Raleigh, NC... I will update my profile.
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Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:27 pm

To use the plastic weld you need a stick of the same type plastic as the tank. It may work fine, if you continue the "weld" past the ends of the crack. Plastic welding requires a lot of heat, and an empty tank, or one filled with water to near the top is advised.
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rcktpwrd



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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:14 pm

94Woody wrote:
Where are you located?

I posted above and updated my profile...

I just looked to see where your located, we were just in Ocala a couple weeks ago for a car show!
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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:00 pm

rcktpwrd wrote:
94Woody wrote:
Where are you located?

I posted above and updated my profile...

I just looked to see where your located, we were just in Ocala a couple weeks ago for a car show!

Cool, myself and Sprocket were at that show as well.

Florida Wagonfest is next weekend at Daytona.
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rcktpwrd



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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:14 pm

Cool!

We didn't have anything in the show this year, but my wife was judging. I helped a friend by driving in his 1929 Model A Ford coupe while he drove his '29 Model A Rodester, that was fun!
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rcktpwrd



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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:52 pm

I pulled the old sending unit/pump assembly today. I also drained as much of the nasty old fuel as I could, quite horrific stuff!
Is there a decent way to clean the inside of the tank of the remaining fuel and gunk that's in there? I would guess that there is still a half gallon or so of gas in there...

I also picked up the cheap [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] from Harbor Freight.

I was going to post up some pics but Imgur is fighting me right now... I'll try again later.
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Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:48 pm

You can put your own pictures on here from your computer.
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rcktpwrd



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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:59 am

here are some pics of the nastiness...

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new and old:
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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:30 pm

you might want to post in the Wagonfest FL threads to see if someone would give 94 Woody's gas tank a ride up to NC from Daytona and just meet them at an exit off of I95. Pretty sure at least one of them would be willing....just trying to help out.
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rcktpwrd



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PostSubject: Re: fuel tank...   Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:43 pm

I like that idea!
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