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Old 02-16-2021, 10:39 AM
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Just pay attention to cleaning it. I worked a few days trying to clean one up good and on the first start up was a little discouraged when I saw the fuel filter turn red causing more delays and the cost of a "new" tank.
I took the sending unit/pickup combo off and it looks like new inside. I was honestly surprised how clean it looked inside. That reconfirmed my decision to not buy one.
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Old 02-16-2021, 11:12 AM
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:31 PM
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That little extra hose along-side the filler is a vent like Dozer said. When you fill your tank with gas, the air that you are replacing in there will escape wherever it can. If it can't flow nicely through that vent tube it will burp and puke up through the gas you are pouring in. You don't want that.
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:41 AM
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Interesting discussion on the tanks and venting. I seem to remember before the vacuum purge the vent was just an open tube that went above the tank and looped over, (69 Impala example).

So the original tank in this '53 Chev has places for venting, it seems, but are all blocked off. I am pretty sure this tank was choked off with the 20gph electric fuel pump, so I removed the rubber seal in the cap. All is well, but although the tank is squeaky clean, I think it has issues and may want to try something else.
When one door closes, another door will open. Other than that its a halfway decent car.....
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:57 AM
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I had to put a top vent in a buddy's 28 Ford Coupe to keep it from puking back through the fill neck then, install a vent less cap to keep it from sloshing out when driving.
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:30 AM
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HI Rat Rodders

My current Jalopy hot rod has an old beer keg...I need to get it boiled out before I put it back in the car...

The last rat I built I used a plastic fuel cell from Speedway motors...

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