@^%$ new gas tank STILL leaks!

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  1. moparedtn

    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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    Yep, he's sending me one as we speak. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Darter6

    Darter6 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    As far as paint, It's not a bad idea.you live in a humid area,,dampness and rust go hand in hand.We did my brother's 65 using Krylon satin silver about 6 years ago.Still looks great..He lives in PA. Just a thought.
     
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    onlyone Bird of Pray FBBO Gold Member

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    My next tank will be stainless. I bought a Spectra for the Road Runner. And I think they make a stainless one for a hundred more IIRC.
    Do you have the ring on yet. I've always been able to use a brass drift.
    But my last one kept spring back. I used a piece of square stock as a wrench to get it over the bumps. Sealed good. Not an OEM as far as I know.
     
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  4. Beekeeper

    Beekeeper It’s a disease without a cure! FBBO Gold Member

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    The duplicator steel wheel paint looks great on the tanks. Got it from tractor supply
     
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    drobertson Well-Known Member

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    I put a spectra premium tank into my 73 charger, and it came with a lock ring and gasket. At the same time I also ordered a new fuel sending unit. So far, I have had no leaks from the tank, except for when I forgot to tighten the hose clamp.
     
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  6. kiwigtx

    kiwigtx Henchman #4 Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Lucky you...I sent him a PM a week ago, and never even got a reply.
     
  7. moparedtn

    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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    Mitch is apparently a busy fella. I notice he's advertising on several different forums/websites. Must be a handful to keep track of.
    Who knows? Maybe he's nervous about shipping that far away?
     
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    71charger_fan Well-Known Member

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    I just resealed my new sender to my new tank yesterday. What a PITA. Now, I just have to get it to the gas station and cross my fingers that it worked this time with the Mopar locking ring I got from Moparmitch. I've used a $12 hand pump I got from Amazon to empty the tank (twice) into 5 gallon cans. I just hooked it up to the outlet on the sending unit and it pulled the tank almost dry. I've got 5/16" lines, but the hose would likely fit 3/8" as it's not snug on my lines.

     
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  9. MoparMitch

    MoparMitch FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I PM'd him this morning. It did get lost in the shuffle. :lol:
     
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    Darthomas Well-Known Member

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    No leaks or problems with a Spectra tank installed on my 72 Dart 5 years ago, didn't have any leaks, but I don't recall if I kept the old o-ring or lockdown.
    I was a bit disappointed it had cross-hatch stiffening molded in, but I admit it's probably stronger for that. The 72 is no show car.
     
  11. moparedtn

    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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    Yeah, that hand pumping crap gets old quick. I bought one from Advance and only managed about 2/3 of what was in the tank. It NEVER started siphoning on its' own, probably because it had to go a little uphill out of the filler neck of the tank.
    I like your idea of using the pickup a lot better, makes sense. *smacks forehead*

    Did you use any sort of sealant on your new gasket?
     
  12. moparedtn

    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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    I figured. It happens. You get vibes from folks as to whether or not they have integrity and I think Mitch is OK. :thumbsup:
    'Course, I'll think that even more so when mine shows up in the mail.:lol:
     
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  13. moparedtn

    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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    This one probably is a Spectra, I just can't remember/find any records of it.
    Stiffening molded in? Sounds like its' fiberglass or something?
     
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    Darthomas Well-Known Member

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    No, it had ribs molded in that crossed in a squared pattern, original had stiffening just side-to-side.
     
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    I shot mine with a 'clear' satin from Lowe's. That was over 4yrs ago. Still looks like a brand new bare metal tank.
     
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    I put a thin smear of Permatex copper ('cause that's what I had that hadn't gone bad) on the ridge on the tank that seals the gasket and on the back side of the sending unit. I'm letting it set for a couple of days before rolling the dice and going to the gas station.
     
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    The lock ring and gasket are still available new from Mopar. Used one last year when I put and new tank in the Charger last year.
     
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  18. MoparMitch

    MoparMitch FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    That's what I do also, After I clean it with Parts Cleaner. Works Great !
    BTW Still have about 10 of these left.
     
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  19. moparedtn

    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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    How weird.:rolleyes:
     
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    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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    Well, as you can see from the pics, I think mine's a tad ugly to shoot clear now. Would have been fine when brand new, I suppose.
     
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