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 Post subject: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 pm 
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This is under my fuel tank n/s looks like an overflow of sorts.
Is it meant to look like that? If not is it replaceable?
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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Aah, just what I posted about on Andrew's post regarding when the drain started...see his post.
No, not supposed to look like that ...this is what happens when the owner tries to drain the tank prior to revoval.
They are supposed to have a long pipe attached that goes down through a 1" hole in the floor.
They are next to impossible to remove...most just break the pipe off to get the tank out.
I just repaired this one on the 67 project


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:39 am 
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Am I right in thinking it will only drain when unscrewed? Nothing to do with the hole in the end. Mine seams stuck fast. Don’t want to twist or damage the tank to get it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:40 am 
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As far as I am concerned, those drain tubes are a total waste of time. The best thing to do is to glue the bleed screw in & cut it off flush.

Ok, Not a solution for the 10/10 conservator, but a great solution if you ever want to remove the tank again.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:07 am 
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Totally agree with Mk1 above. Total waste of space and rations! But surely, if a concourse queen really wants to retain such a gizmo on his car, then it'd be a simple task to block the tank hole up and leave a fake or dummy length of pipe outside. I mean....., who'd notice or see the difference


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:48 pm 
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I've never come across one of these so this is a genuine question - Why do they make it so difficult to remove the tank?
Do you not drain it using the valve then once empty remove the bleed screw and pipe? At which point there is not obstruction over and above cutting it off flush.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:29 pm 
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Hi Graeme,

In theory, the answer to your question is simply YES.

BUT in every example of these that I have come across, the bleed nipple is rusted hard into the bottom of the tank & access to it is so limited it is "almost" impossible to remove by the "standard" route.

In this case the only option in removing the tank is smashing the pipe off & ragging at the nipple until you can extricate the tank.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:59 pm 
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I guess if the drain nipple isn't siezed, it could be useful in the future to get rid of the crap E10 fuel in the winter lay up, that we will be forced to use soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:50 pm 
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Provided it's not rusted in place a tube spanner works well to undo the drain tube and drain fuel, then remove it completely for tank removal.

New Old Stock of the tube are available here in Oz.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tank thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:07 pm 
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winabbey wrote:
Provided it's not rusted in place a tube spanner works well to undo the drain tube and drain fuel, then remove it completely for tank removal.

New Old Stock of the tube are available here in Oz.

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I don't suppose you fancy sending a few over for local distribution? Happy to sort this end and pay up front if needs be? I'd like 3 myself anyway if possible as all my cars should have this.


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