<VV> RE: VirtualVairs Digest, Vol 9, Issue 17
tibbitts at qx.net
Mon Oct 3 17:25:23 EDT 2005
Could I share my 2 cents on the fuel tank? I have yet to look at mine so I
have no idea what it is like on the inside, but I have not cut many corners
while putting my car back together. I already have all new fuel lines,
including the long fuel line from the tank to the back, and 4 re-built carbs
from Grant Young. A new tank goes for about $175. Why would I risk
trashing the new carbs and/or my completely new engine to save so little
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 14:04:06 -0400
From: "Bill Hubbell" <whubbell at cox.net>
Subject: Re: <VV> Re: Fuel tank cleaning
To: "J R Read_HML" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>, "Chris & Bill Strickland"
<lechevrier at earthlink.net>, <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
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I just guess you're "Doing all right so far"
But my point is that with gasoline you can never be too careful. It is only
safe when it is in the right places. If your repair job ever does fail, you
may not live to tell about it.
Do you do a visual inspection of the tank's exterior to be sure it is not
rusting from below? For that matter, do any of us?
Old cars should be carefully inspected at least annually - preferably by the
owner and driver, with an eye toward possible failure. Prevention is better
New gas tanks are available now, and IMO cheap, compared to your life.
For what it is worth, all my driven Corvairs have new gas tanks, hoses, and
seals before I put them on the road.
And as I learned this weekend, it's just as important to keep that new tank
filled with gas.....
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