<VV> the plan then...

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 8 18:38:23 EST 2005

Ryan,  These are VENTED tanks.  Air and moisture can get in.  Unscrew the 
gas cap and take a whiff.  See if you can even stand the odor.

Whatever gas that had been left in there has long since turned into a kind 
of rusty jelly.  There is NO WAY you are going to get it out with a rag and 
some carb or brake cleaner.  How are you even going to get your hand into 
the sender unit hole?

You HAVE to pull the tank, fill it with clean gravel and/or a chain and turn 
it over and over and over and...  until it is CLEAN inside.  A TIP here... 
lclc uses an old BBQ spit motor and lets them turn for several hours.  Then 
coat the interior and turn it over a few more times to make sure all 
surfaces have been protected.

While you have it out, do the RF brake line!

BTW...   The inline filter is a crutch, not a proper fix (unsolicited 
opinion).  And, unneeded if the job is done right.

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Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ryan Verthein" <chevyd51 at yahoo.com>
To: "J R Read_HML" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> the plan then...

> Well, as my old man said...he's had many cars over the
> years that hadn't been run in a while...and even if it
> hadn't, the only thing that was open was the line, and
> that was it...the cap is on, and all of that stuff.
> even with condensation, it comes and goes on new or
> old tanks, so the only real difference is time.
> I might just have to take the damn thing out.  I don't
> want to, but I should probably check all of the top
> fittings and crud like that.  maybe if I've got it
> out, I'll get a sealer kit from clarks...get it clean
> and sealed and then be happy.  150 is a lot for a new
> one.  I don't wanna have to go to that.  as well, I'm
> sure the line isn't that expensive...depending on the
> shape, maybe I'll get one of those too.
> Ryan
> --- J R Read_HML <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> Good luck.  If that actually works, please be sure
>> to let us know.
>> Personally, I think you are creating problems for
>> yourself when you get
>> stranded down the road.  But, hey, that is just me.
>> Attachments (if any) are scanned with anti-virus
>> software.
>> Later, JR
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Ryan Verthein" <chevyd51 at yahoo.com>
>> To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 3:41 PM
>> Subject: <VV> the plan then...
>> > well, after many replies, I figure this.  I'm
>> going to
>> > take out the sending unit(and replace it if need
>> be)
>> > and clean out the inside with a rag and some carb
>> > cleaner...air out the tank a bit to blow any other
>> > stuff out...take off the line, put some carb
>> cleaner
>> > in it, and follow it with air to run the cleaner
>> > through and get the crud out of the line.  I'm
>> going
>> > to install an inline fuel filter in the rear of
>> the
>> > car where that line turns into rubber hose, and
>> use it
>> > like it is.
>> >
>> > I talked to a good number of people on here about
>> it,
>> > and I talked to my dad(who's a good car guy for
>> most
>> > stuff...where I learned a lot.)  who all say this
>> is a
>> > good plan.
>> >
>> > Thanks for the help.
>> > Ryan
>> > 65 Corsa Coupe/110
>> >

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