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Offline Jdm071755

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fuel tank
« on: February 16, 2017, 05:49:08 PM »
I Pulled the tank on my 80 Cruising wagon and found pin holes and a small crack on the top flat part. I ordered a new
Spectra Premium F81A Fuel Tank for Ford Mustang/Pinto this is suppose to fit a 77-80 pinto.  Well no way in hell does it fit.
Attached are pictures of the new and old tank. I tried to install the new tank with the hump up . Any ideas what the new tank fits?  I cant return it because I painted it befor checking the fit (stupid me )

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Re: fuel tank
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 07:24:56 PM »
Used the f81a tank in my 77 sedan and it was a perfect fit. I believe the wagon tanks are different- somewhat larger

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Re: fuel tank
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 07:35:11 PM »
Yes the old tank is much larger
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Re: fuel tank
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 03:07:40 PM »
Wagon tanks are not the same. Not reproduced to the best of my knowledge.
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Missing a sane owner. I have gotten rid of the 2.3L stuff and will be going 351C.
Also now have a 72 Ranchero GT w/351Cleveland. Daily driver, needs some things fixed, but I love driving it.
Add an 89 Mustang LX hatchback 2.3 auto. It's a sickness.
In Glendale, AZ

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Re: fuel tank
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 03:15:02 PM »
So I found out. Everything that I read said 77-80 Pinto nothing said not for wagons, So I wasted $236.00.
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Re: fuel tank
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 03:28:00 PM »
Mine had rust holes in the same place.Took it to a local radiator/ tank repairshop who soldiered metal patches on it. 
1978 Pinto Cruising wagon (I am the original owner ! ) Built Aug 15th 1977 in NJ
1993 Mustang LX 2.3 convertible

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Re: fuel tank
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 05:41:45 PM »
Joe,
You should be able to sell it here and get some money back.
74 Wagon.
Missing a sane owner. I have gotten rid of the 2.3L stuff and will be going 351C.
Also now have a 72 Ranchero GT w/351Cleveland. Daily driver, needs some things fixed, but I love driving it.
Add an 89 Mustang LX hatchback 2.3 auto. It's a sickness.
In Glendale, AZ

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Re: fuel tank
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 03:12:09 AM »
how far are you from central calif?  I have a pretty good tank from a 78 wagon.

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Re: fuel tank
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 03:22:17 AM »
how far are you from central calif?  I have a pretty good tank from a 78 wagon.

He's in Florida.

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