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Fuel tanks

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flanigan1967
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Fuel tanks

Post #1 by flanigan1967 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:34 pm

The tank in my very used 1976 doesn't leak, but is there something better, for less than a $1800 Fuelsafe tank? Maybe put a aftermarket aluminum tank on plate replacing the factory tank?

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Re: Fuel tanks

Post #2 by Econoline » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:33 am

Do you need a racing tank? Is this a 67 or a 76? You can get a new re-pop oem tank for like $80 for a 67
It ain't gonna fix itself

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Re: Fuel tanks

Post #3 by flanigan1967 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:45 am

Curse you auto correct! It's a 67. I foolishly read another "the fuel tank isn't safe" article, and was looking around for ideas. I think I'll just get a new stock replacement. Thanks.

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Re: Fuel tanks

Post #4 by mustang6 » Tue May 14, 2019 3:11 am

Scott

68 Mustang 200 ci, Aussie 250-2V head, Dual Headers, Comp Cams 252H, DSII w/MSD 6AL, T-5, V8 suspension.

65 Ranchero 200 ci, late 170 head, Autolite 1101, 3.03 3 speed, Maverick 8" 4 lug rear with 3.55 gears.

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Re: Fuel tanks

Post #5 by Charlie Cheap » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:12 pm

My 65 has been modified for ethanol by using alcohol lines purchased from one of the on-line round-track racing places that burn alcohol. I changed the tank twice and now keep the latest one as full as possible to avoid water. I also keep alcohol-safe treatment in the gas as well as a bottle is kept in the trunk for trips. The Autolite 2100 2-barrel has had an alcohol-safe kit installed with an additional see-thru in-line filter to keep an eye on trash in the fuel.

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