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71-73 fuel tank issues
« on: January 23, 2012, 09:53:51 PM »
hey guys, ive been trying to get a response from other threads but they are just too old and no one is answering them, i found a replacement tank but the year isnt listed on the advertisement, the shape of the tank seems correct, by this i mean the angled part where the filler neck enters the tank.
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http://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Premium-F80A-Mustang-Pinto/dp/B0049QQ49W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327377143&sr=8-1

if anyone can confirm that the tank will work it would be much appreciated

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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 09:06:03 AM »
Well id say that its dangerous buying a part based on a picture from a retailer or manufacture. Sometimes they use generic photos in there listings.
 Id say that this could be correct. The tank is upside down and the angled portion is where the fuel sender/pickup is mounted. Id contact the person/retailer to find out the exact application.
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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 10:27:51 AM »
alright so after doing a little digging on the manufacturers website, the tanks says it is for 75-76 pinto .... I4 and v6 are the same tank to them.   the advertise the dimensions as size:    

24 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in. x 11 in.
US Gallon:    13
Liter:    49

i emailed them, hopefully i dont get the generic BS reply.


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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 08:41:46 PM »
so my old tank matches the dimensions that the company advertises, and matches visually, so im gonna try it, hopefully it fits!

can anybody think of any other spots, issues to check?

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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 08:46:05 PM »
before you buy, ask Fred Morgan here. See if he can shed some light on what the difference could be between the years
go to this topic here
http://www.fordpinto.com/general-pinto-talk/fuel-tank-needed/msg124432/?topicseen#new


Hate for you to buy one and one little thing be different enough not to fit.
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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 04:17:11 PM »
71 to 73 are the same. 74, 75 and I think 76 are the same.  77 to 80 are the same. Wagons are all larger by e few inches.    Fred   :)

Ship cost for sedan tank average $24.00 for Wagon $95.00. Bummer HUH !
 
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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 04:35:04 PM »
Measurement you show 24 1/2 X 11 X 20 1/2   12 gallon

What I have 26 X 11 X 20 3/4   11 gallon

Wagons are 12 gallon

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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012, 07:34:15 AM »
so the tank on amazon is most likely for a wagon, so why would i have a wagon tank in a pangra? can you beat their price for the tank i need?

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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 11:17:00 AM »
Mike I get $85.00 + ship. I just sold a 71 - 73 tank yesterday.   Fred   :)
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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 10:28:47 AM »
is the tank brand new or re-manufactured? does it come with hardware or is it just the bare tank?

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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012, 12:29:39 PM »
They are used. Comes with any hardware you want for free other then ship price will go up due to weight. I still need to see if I have one.      Fred   :)
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Re: 71-73 fuel tank issues
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2012, 04:47:20 PM »
just let me know if you have one, pictures would be greatly appreciated.