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Old 10-12-2019, 12:26 AM   #28
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Default Re: What have you found working on your A?

Originally Posted by katy View Post
I once bought a 1947 Mercury pickup that had been sitting for a while and the gas cap was missing. After getting it running the gas line persisted in plugging up. I took the gas tank out to clean it out and retrieved about 2 cupfuls of sand and small gravel, a 1" paint brush and a chunk of rubber weather stripping about 18" long. Truck ran great after that. Easy job removing the gas tank as it was behind the seat.
It could be that the "sand" you found in the tank was actually sugar, since sugar does not dissolve in gas.
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