<VV> the plan then...
4carbcorvair at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 19:48:38 EST 2005
I did mine in the car too. Inside is absolutley spotless now. Looks
like a new tank, and that had sat for 10 years.
66 Corsa Convertable, 140, 4sp.
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.
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> Later, JR
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