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Fuel tank detail

#1 Post by Tom Kaiser » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:40 am

Would like to know what would be the correct fuel tank for a 2/54 build car , 60428
Looking for a stock tank but do not know exactly which production years will fit to a 53 model build in 2/54.

Fotos showing the details are appreciated

Tom

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Re: Fuel tank detail

#2 Post by Spencer Harris » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:26 pm

Tom,
I'm pretty sure T1 and T2 tanks will fit your 53/54 cab, but the correct one has six long ribs with no mounting hole for a fuel sender unit. This from 60238 (August '53). Later style for cars with fuel gauges shown in 55 parts manual illustration 23 showing six ribs with two of them shorter and the fuel sender mounting hole. Correct cap will have very narrow grooves like the one pictured. Be aware that many original tanks will have pinhole leaks and may need to be lined with one of several plastic products before use.
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Re: Fuel tank detail

#3 Post by Spencer Harris » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:31 pm

This is the original tank from my '55 coupe mfg. date May of '55. Six long ribs with no depression for the sending unit. (Vent cone is not attached but you can see the spot where it was soldered to the tank.)
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Re: Fuel tank detail

#4 Post by Tom Kaiser » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:27 pm

Spencer Harries, thanks for your supporting pictures and description
Tom

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