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71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:40:32 PM »

I am getting ready to install a new(old) fuel tank and replace the standard filler with the longer, recall one and install the recall tank shield.

The recall fill tube looks as if does not fit in to the car from the outside, but must be install from the underside.  This would seem to suggest that the fill tube needs to be positioned in the chassis first and then into the tank grommet prior to positioning and strapping the tank into the body.

Is the the correct install sequence using these parts?

Finally how does the tank plastic guard get positioned onto the tank straps?

FYI I just purchased these at my local for dealer and they work:

SEAL-FU TNK FILL PIPE LWR
Part #: E1AZ9072B
Pack Qty: 2    $28.00
   1   $28.00


Thanks for any directions and or photos of a completed install.


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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 12:32:44 PM »
I installed the gas tank recall kit on my 73 Pinto.  Do you have the instructions? 
 
Yes, the filler tube mounts from the inside.  You install it with the gas tank already in the car.
First I would suggest buying a new filler tube seal.
 
Remove the rear tire on the filler side. 
Install the new filler seal in the gas tank. 
Add a thin film of grease over the filler tube end for about 3-4 inches and over the sealing area of the filler seal.  (later the grease will mix with the gas, no problem)
Hold the filler tube while it is hanging out the wheel opening and install into the filler tube seal that is in the tank.  You will need to apply pressure and rotate the filler tube back & forth at the same time until it enters the filler seal and gas tank.  Once inside the gas tank you can rotate the filler tube up to where it belongs.   You will need to drill new mounting holes. 
 
The plastic shield should come with some brackets that attach where the gas tank straps are.   There is also a 2nd smaller plastic shield. 
I will see if I can find the instruction sheet for the plastic shield.   It is hard to explain.   
 
 
 
 
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 05:54:15 PM »
Thank you!

if you can find the directions that would be great.

I plan to photograph the entire thing so I can post those for future reference.


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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 12:36:09 PM »
I found the instructions.   It's called "Installation Instructions for Campaign #293". 
It is approximately 10 pages.
 
Yes, it would be good information to share for the Pinto group.  It is also important to have the kit installed correctly the safety of everyone.  I would be willing to mail this to you if you email me the pictures in case I need the information again.
 
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 08:07:28 PM »
The recall instructions were mailed to you.
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 10:55:37 AM »
hey guys, could i get a copy of those instructions too, were are looking to put a new tank in due to rust.

http://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Premium-F80A-Mustang-Pinto/dp/B0049QQ49W/ref=au_pf_pfg_s?ie=UTF8&Model=Pinto%7C693&n=15684181&s=automotive&Make=Ford%7C54&Year=1972%7C1972&vehicleType=automotive&newCar=1&carId=001

does this look fimilar, the tank does not have a year listed but shape wise, it is correct, i just want to make sure i get the right one.

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 01:46:05 PM »
The recall instructions were mailed to you.

When you guys are done with the instructions, mail them to me so I can get them up on the site as a pdf for everyone's reference.

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 10:05:11 PM »
I am interested in finding out where you get the filler tube and seal. My filler tube is rusted pretty bad inside, and the seal leaks.
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012, 05:32:00 PM »
I mailed the installation instructions and he did not follow-up with scanning and posting.
Even though we do not have a Pinto now, I still love the Pinto community. (Hey, we have a Mustang II, close enough!)
Anyway, I found an online link that has the instructions for everyone.

You will need to scroll down in the linked document to find the instructions.  Maybe that file should be downloaded to the site for future reference if it goes away.   Give it time to download, it's a large scanned file of old typed documents.
 
Link: http://www.autosafety.org/sites/default/files/imce_staff_uploads/Pinto%20Recall.pdf

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71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 10:16:10 AM »
Star liner,

I never received the instructions.. . What address did you send them.. The PO box for the site has been dropped and I found all the older posts referencing this and changed accordingly...  Let me know.
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2013, 04:39:02 PM »
Wow! I never realized that there was so many parts involved with the recall.
How can I tell if my 73 has had those parts installed? There isn't a label on it stating that the retro-fit was performed like I have seen on other cars. I'm assuming that it hasn't because the plastic shield is not there. Is there a part number on the filler pipe to look for in wrecking yards? I know that I could just look for the shield but what if the tank is missing?

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2014, 03:35:46 PM »
Hello Scott,
A very late follow-up. 
I had mailed the instructions to "eastcoast" because he said:
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if you can find the directions that would be great.

I plan to photograph the entire thing so I can post those for future reference.
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"eastcoast" did not follow through.
I should have mailed the instructions to you instead.

You have a great site, I still drop by since my wife's Mustang II is very similar to the Pinto. 

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2014, 04:04:02 PM »
I have all the parts (not sure on fill neck, as I have not pulled the tank yet - this summer though ?)

I'll never use the parts.

Scott - you want them so you (or someone) can have new ones made ?

Has all the mounting hardware.

Off of a 72.

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 01:11:08 PM »
FYI, for added safety confidence one can look up a rounded rear axle center cover if you have the one with points at the outer corners, the points were often the puncture creators in accidents, the rounded cover has no points to punch holes in the tank.......... .........

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2014, 12:34:24 PM »
If you need a sending unit float you can get a new plastic one at Amazon.com for 5$   My had a bunch of pin holes in it

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2014, 02:28:19 PM »
I recall my instructions saying to "install the pressure sensitive gas tank fuse towards the rear."   ;D

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 06:02:44 PM »
Hi I just picked up a 76 pinto. Filled the tank gas started leaking out. It's coming from the seal were the fill tube goes into the tank. Were can I get a new seal. HELP. Jim

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2014, 07:17:49 PM »
Don't know if 76 is the same as 72s.

Original part number is : D8AC-9072-AA

My notes say part number : E3AC-9072-AA work as well.

and as posted above : E1AZ-9072-B

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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2014, 02:41:10 AM »
A 72 fuel tank filler grommet fits nicely in a 79 tank but I did not have the ability to check for leaks.  SSC below advertises a universal replacement.
http://www.sscenterprises.net/4images/details.php?image_id=83
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2014, 07:39:45 AM »
I got one of those grommets, haven't had a chance to put it in yet though but I gotta do it pretty soon, some dork put about 2 tubes of silicone around the filler pipe and gas is starting to seep through if I fill the tank all the way up, I'm thinking they did that just to sell it nobody could be that dumb to use silicone to seal up gas, LOL..
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2014, 07:32:56 PM »
FYI, I put an E1AZ-9072-B grommet in my car a few weeks ago and it's sealing fine with a full tank. I think this part number cross-refs to a lot of Fox3 chassis cars too.
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2014, 08:41:27 PM »
Good to know, thanks for the heads up..
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Re: 71 - 72 FUEL TANK INSTALL (not a wagon)
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2019, 03:03:58 PM »
I got to order the e1az-9072-b for my 72 runabout. Ebay has the best price a little over $17 . Not ALL of the e1az-9072-b SELL sites say pinto use. But a part # is a Part #. My Original # reads D8AC 9072 AA.
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