<VV> the plan then...

Ron ronh at owt.com
Tue Mar 8 19:19:03 EST 2005

I disagree!  We did a good job cleaning out the tank of a '60 that had sat 
with gas in the tank for at least 20 years.  We removed the sending unit and 
swabbed easily reached crud out with I don't remember what.  Then I shot in 
some strong detergent like Simple Green, undiluted.  After that we set up a 
home pressure washer and blasted the daylights out of the inside of  the 
tank with a fan spray while the left side of the car was raised a good ways. 
Most everything drained out easily and I dried it by stuffing in an old 
terry robe and pushing it around with a stick.  It looked fine after that 
and that was six or seven years ago.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J R Read_HML" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
To: "VirtualVairs AA" <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>; "Ryan Verthein" 
<chevyd51 at yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> the plan then...

> 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.
> Attachments (if any) are scanned with anti-virus software.
> 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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