Cool, I would much rather use my OG tank anyways! I guess the price that AJ Foyt gave me is including marine clean, metal ready and everything else that you already have! Do you have enough for me? I'll just have to buy the tank sealer? You tha man! Dan Martin <danandkatrinamartin@xxxxxxx> wrote: The fuel tank sealer is 16.00 dollars a pint on POR15.com I have some marine clean you can mix up and use. They recommend you dilute it 1:1 minimum, I have found it to work just as well at 4:1 if you get the water good and hot. It would not take much metal ready to do the inside of your tank. The quarts of marine clean and metal ready are enough to do several jobs. On Aug 3, 2004, at 1:44 PM, Eric Woodall wrote: > Dang, that site is blocked at work too... > I will try the nuts and water thing Dennis, and if that doesn't work, > I'll Por-15 treatment the tank... > Thanks again guys! > > > Bob Perring wrote:I did the POR-15 thing to Casper > several years ago, and it was quite easy. > Iwas very pleased with the results. > Here is a picture of my hookup using our shop vac to "draw" clean air > throughthe tank to speed up the drying process. > http://web2.airmail.net/perring/casper/tanksuck.jpg > Bob > > > At 13:03 8/3/2004, you wrote: > He must have had a weakened baffle or he put some super heavy stuff in > it or > he shook it beyond the powers of mortal men. I think there are baffles > (something I'll bet the new ones don't have) to keep the gas from > slamming > from side to side as you drive, but they are stronger than that. > > When you pull the tank and remove the sender, put a little water in it > and > slosh it around and dump it out. If you see black flaky stuff, that is > varnish created when the gas that was in it evaorated or congealed. If > rust > comes out, I would do the screws and nuts shaking until the water > comes out > as clean as possible, and put it back in and buy about 100 of those > plastic > see-through fuel filters and change them often until they are staying > clear > longer. I had to change the little screen at the fuel outlet a couple > of > times. I can't remember clearly, but I think you can change that little > screen from under the car, you don't have to pull the tank, but I'm > barely > sure of my name most of the time, so I could be wrong. Auto Zone and > guys > like them have bigger industrial looking plastic filters you can put in > until the gas runs clearer. > > > > > > > To: > Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 12:46 PM > Subject: [tcb] Re: Split Gas Tanks > > >> Matt (local bus guy) said that he tried the coarse stuff test with his > tank and broke a baffle on the inside of the tank... >> So, are they hollow on the inside or is there stuff that could break? >> Denis wrote: >> Everything that Gerald says is true (Well, at least about the gas >> tank) I >> have never used POR although I have heard that the gas will affect it, > maybe >> not. The bay gas tank is a good idea if you have to replace yours. I >> think >> it was covered in VW Trends not too long ago. >> >> Why do you need a new one? I had to work on mine because it had so >> much > crud >> in it that it clogged my lines and filters. If your tank isn't leaking >> there are lots of alternatives. I stuck a powerwasher in the hole >> where > the >> sender goes and made a big mess and then I threw in about five >> hanfuls of >> the coarsest stuff you can find in the yard and garage, nails, screws, >> chain, sharp rocks, anything, put a little water in and and shake it >> all >> until your exhausted, empty it and do it again until no more crud >> comes > out. >> Put in a new screen in the fuel outlet and you're done. You could also > take >> it to a radiator shop and they will take care of it and it might not >> cost >> too much. I would not buy a new one if I could avoid it. >> >> >> >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: "Gerald V. Livingston II" >> To: >> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 10:03 AM >> Subject: [tcb] Re: Split Gas Tanks >> hing Geralsd says is true (well, at least about the gas tank) >> >> If you have a good stock tank that just needs cleaning/sealing (no >> major >> rust through) then go with the POR-15 kit. Unless the price has gone >> up by >> $25 over the last 2 years it's only about $50 and that stuff is >> AMAZING! >> >> If you're in the Houston area there was a dealer out on 1488 headed >> toward >> Magnolia from I-45 so you can avoid shipping charges. Can't recall the > name >> of the place but you should be able to get the info from the POR-15 >> website. >> >> The reason I say go with the reseal of the stock tank is that the new > tanks >> are $89 for a reason. Get a new tank and a stock tank and weigh them. >> The >> new tank weighs about 1/3 less. They're really thin cheap quality >> repops. >> In Texas humidity expect rust through in about 5 years unless you top >> off >> daily to make sure there are no air gaps for condensation to form. >> >> And, unless you're a Vintage Nazi, while you have the tank out you >> should >> look for someone who has a good used BAY tank for sale and go ahead >> and do >> the upgrade. I've heard getting the filler to fit can be a bit hairy >> and >> may require that it be cut off and moved over but the extra 5 gallons >> can >> be nice on long campout drives. >> >> Gerald >> >> On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 07:28:05 -0700 (PDT) Eric Woodall >> wrote: >> >>> I need to re-finish my gas tank, and really thought that doing the >>> POR-15 gas tank restoration was going to be the way to go until I saw >>> the price, about $75. >>> So I decided to look at how much a new gas tank was, expecting it to >>> be >>> around $150... >>> To my amazement I can get a new one for $89! >>> So the choice seems clear... >>> >>> >>> >>> Eric "Mr. Electric Wizard" Woodall >>> 1966 Micro Bus De Luxe, 7 seater >>> T.C.B. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> ---------------------------------- >> Eric "Mr. Electric Wizard" Woodall >> 1966 Micro Bus De Luxe, 7 seater >> T.C.B. >> >> --------------------------------- >> Do you Yahoo!? >> Yahoo! Mail Address AutoComplete - You start. 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