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OEM Gas Tanks....Fuel cells?
« on: January 21, 2013, 10:24:10 PM »
Does anyone know of anyone who sells OEM-style tanks for a 75-up Runabout? I like my tank under the spare tire..but Plastic wont go 'KABOOM' as badly, and won't rust;D Rust sucks.

I was also thinking about running a fuel cell in the original spot...but do they make the same general shape/style for street use? I imagine they would, but would they have a fuel gauge set-up? The Frog may be my car..but let's face it, a family member may need it in a dire situation, and I don't want 'em broke down due to no gas and no gauge to warn em.

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Re: OEM Gas Tanks....Fuel cells?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 10:32:08 PM »
I understand there are ways to treat your original tank so it won't rust. I'm not a fan of fuel cells myself for various reasons. Mostly it's because I like original stuff. Anyway I think POR-15 (did I remember that right?) can be used to line the inside of a tank.
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Re: OEM Gas Tanks....Fuel cells?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 02:34:10 AM »
POR-15 & a few other companies do sell gas tank renew kits. There aren't any plastic tanks for Pintos unfortunitely.
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Re: OEM Gas Tanks....Fuel cells?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 02:13:48 PM »
Well crap.. who all sells the stuff? O'Riely's? Auto Zone? Also: should I replace the fuel pick-up and gas level reader while it's out?
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Re: OEM Gas Tanks....Fuel cells?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 04:48:44 PM »
If your gas gauge works just replace the little nylon filter on the pick up tube & replace the O-ring behind the lock ring.
 
Summit sells the tank coating kits but a parts store might be able to order one if they don't stock it..
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Re: OEM Gas Tanks....Fuel cells?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 05:22:24 PM »
I use a foam filled dragster tank in my 73. I open hatch to fill. Bought from JEG'S.  Fred   ;)
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 05:25:44 PM »
I like that Fred... How many gallons does it hold, and can you run a fuel gauge?
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 05:30:16 PM »
I like that Fred... How many gallons does it hold, and can you run a fuel gauge?

I have a 12 gal. aluminum cell from Summit for my '73 & it came with a fuel sender.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 05:34:00 PM »
Have you installed it yet 5.0?
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 07:54:43 PM »
Not yet. I'm tubbing it now so installing it should be simple with everything cut out back there.
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Re: OEM Gas Tanks....Fuel cells?
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 07:35:37 PM »
I know I'm late to the party but Mustangs Unlimited had a brand new tank for my 78, same cost as treating it.


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Re: OEM Gas Tanks....Fuel cells?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 09:09:50 PM »
OEM replacement, or a cell?
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