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Old 02-23-2020, 12:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1929 Model A Fordor gas tank removal issue


I believe what you are looking at inside the gas filler is the remaining ring of the original gas strainer.....and nothing to do with holding the tank in place.

Originally there was a square piece of matting with a hole in it for the threaded gas tank neck to stick thru. This matting was on top of the tank, under the cowling, to prevent gas & weather to seep into the car.

90 years later either that matting has a firm grip to both the tank top & cowl bottom or sometime in the past another owner slobbered a lot of additional sealant between the two. I suspect it is simply suck.

IF all the bracing on the sides & front of the tank have been removed, careful tugging & pushing is required. I'd also suggest much padding under the tank for when it's ready to drop, it will quickly.

What's with the 'T' ?? J. Brand
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