<VV> need advice re: leaky gas tank

Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 30 14:33:10 EDT 2010

'hints to make it easier' is an oxymoron.
The 'easiest' way is to buy new hoses (2), and new J bolts (2). If you buy 
them NOW, you won't need them, but if you don't, the rubber hoses will be 
rock hard, and the J bolts will snap.
"easiest" removal (after disconnecting the fuel line and sender wires, is to 
cut the filler and vent hose, remove the two J bolts, and wiggle the tank 
Depending on how 'holey' the tank is, you can seal it with tank sealer or 
just replace it. Good used tanks are available, or repo's are available.

Harry Yarnell
Perryman Garage and Orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Wrsssatty at aol.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:13 PM
Subject: <VV> need advice re: leaky gas tank

> There's a guy here in NJ who recently acquired a customized Corvair once
> belonging to industrial designer, Raymond Loewy.  He and I have been
> communicating back and forth because I'm hoping to research a possible 
> article  for
> the communique on the car.  Anyway, I received the note, below,  from him.
> Being mechanically challenged, I'm passing this along to  all you out 
> there
> and I will pass along to him your advice and  observations.
> Thanks in advance,
> ~Bill Stanley
> His note:
> <Just a quick note to let you know  the Loewy Corvair is currently "off 
> the
> road" due to a severe fuel leak.
> It looks like I'll need to replace the  gas tank.
> When I try to fill up, I put more gas  on the ground than in the car
> ........ the leak seems to be the tank itself not  the hosed connections 
> that are
> usual suspects.
> If you have any hints to make this job  easier I'd really like to hear
> them.>
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