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bgseib
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From: Tyler, TX, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 10-03-2002 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bgseib   Click Here to Email bgseib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am about to install a new gas tank in the '65. I was wondering if anyone suggests coating the tank with anything or even just painting it with a rust prevention paint or anything???

Also any hidden problems people have run into installing a new tank - feel free to let me know.

Thanks,
Brian

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johnmustang
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From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 10-03-2002 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bgseib:
I am about to install a new gas tank in the '65. I was wondering if anyone suggests coating the tank with anything or even just painting it with a rust prevention paint or anything???

Also any hidden problems people have run into installing a new tank - feel free to let me know.

Thanks,
Brian


Looking forward to the replies to this one , I will also be installing a new gas tank into my 65 fastback , anything I should be looking for in that installation ?

JOHN

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 10-03-2002 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Brian and John,

I just did this last Sunday. Got a great deal from Ponderosa Mustang $98 for tank/sender/seal/lock ring + $21.00 shipping.

Anyways, when you remove the old tank, make sure you scrape away the old seal and replace it. It was a Sunday and no local mustang parts store were open, so we went to the auto parts store and bought some 1/4" rubber weatherstripping. Before we applied the weatherstripping, I applied POR-15 to where the fuel tank sits. I also applied POR-15 to the seams/flanges of the new gas tank (upper/lower). I'll be able to paint the rest of the tank anytime.

IMHO, I believe it's important to install the sealer/stripping in between the tank and the trunk so exhaust stays OUT of the trunk.

We haven't put gas in the tank yet because we've been installing the electric fuel pump at the rear of the vehicle. Once it's all wired and ready to go, I'll follow up with feedback regarding the quality of this tank.

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2
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johnmustang
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Posts: 4504
From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 10-03-2002 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
Hey Brian and John,

I just did this last Sunday. Got a great deal from Ponderosa Mustang $98 for tank/sender/seal/lock ring + $21.00 shipping.

Anyways, when you remove the old tank, make sure you scrape away the old seal and replace it. It was a Sunday and no local mustang parts store were open, so we went to the auto parts store and bought some 1/4" rubber weatherstripping. Before we applied the weatherstripping, I applied POR-15 to where the fuel tank sits. I also applied POR-15 to the seams/flanges of the new gas tank (upper/lower). I'll be able to paint the rest of the tank anytime.

IMHO, I believe it's important to install the sealer/stripping in between the tank and the trunk so exhaust stays OUT of the trunk.

We haven't put gas in the tank yet because we've been installing the electric fuel pump at the rear of the vehicle. Once it's all wired and ready to go, I'll follow up with feedback regarding the quality of this tank.

Erik


Thanks for the info Erik , I also deal with Matt quite a bit , he is a pretty funny guy. I make sure I send him my own smoked salmon for christmas evry year. Looking forward to your update.

JOHN

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65 2+2 FASTBACK
68 COUPE
87 TAURUS WAGON
98 F150 XLT TRITON V8 4.6, 4 WHEEL DRIVE
Member:Vancouver Island Mustang Association
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Fastback68
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Posts: 1746
From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 10-03-2002 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, this is an itsy bitsy comment, and also relates to a '68.
The tank was originally held in place with hex-headed screws only, wide thread, that are supposed to grip the tank rim and the body metal. When I removed and replaced the tank, I found that slight warpage in the tank / body made it impossible to tighten all the screws up sufficiently. The body metal would just pop out of the thread.
The solution, though not original, is simply to use a set of bolts with nuts.

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Clark
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From: Rowlett,Texas
Registered: Aug 99

posted 10-04-2002 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to second the use of POR15 in this area. The flange where the tank bolts up is a great place for rust, I painted the whole tank and undercarriage with this and then sprayed a light coat of 3M undercoating, it gives it a nice black textured look.

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PonyDoc
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From: Ft. Lauderdale
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 10-04-2002 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PonyDoc   Click Here to Email PonyDoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We coat the inside and outside with MasterCoat. It's the 90's version of POR-15. Once it hardens, NOTHING gets thru it! We also switch all the early cars to 70 mustang tanks for the 22 gal capacity. It drops in, with the top sticking up about 1 1/2-2", but with the floor mat, you can't tell. It's a 50% increase in range. You need to cut the filler neck 2" and use the 70 sending unit. That's all there is to it!

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 10-06-2002 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fuel tank and sender kit from Ponderosa Mustang works great. No leaks and accurate readings!!

PonyDoc, thanks for the mod info!! I'll do that next time I get a fuel tank.

Erik

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