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Old 05-17-2021, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default '32 style gas tank on a Model A

I recently saw a '32 style gas tank on a Model A. It had a nice sheet metal cover that blended it in and made it appear to be original. Is there a source for these?
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Speedway has a 32 gas tank for a Model A. I believe Brookville has one in their catalog but I’m not sure they have it on their online store, you may have to call. There is an outfit in Oregon that has a 32 gas tank for a Model A but I have to check my files.

I would check with So Cal Speed shop and other hot rod shops in Southern Cal. too.

I think it’s a cool alternative to the old rusty Model A gas tanks. I’m thinking of using it on my 30 Roadster project.

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Old 05-17-2021, 11:10 PM   #3
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I heard that So Cal is out of business
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Try posting on HAMB, https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...ssage-board.5/.

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Old 05-18-2021, 01:19 AM   #5
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A standard 16 gallon racing fuel cell will fit under the back of a model A and you can't see it if you have a trunk. There is provision for a gauge also.
If you want to see how it is done, come look at mine.
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With the 32 gas tank style in the rear Whats going to get the gas to the motor ??
Gravity. ???
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With the 32 gas tank style in the rear Whats going to get the gas to the motor ??
Gravity. ???
Fuel pump.
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Fuel pump will over power the float since the carb is meant for gravity feed .
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:22 AM   #10
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Kind of reminds me of the Pinto.
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Fuel pump will over power the float since the carb is meant for gravity feed .
Pressure regulators are available.
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I can see some advantages and disadvantages in doing this. First, I would not do it with my present car because I want to keep it fairly original. But it would open up the cowl area on a Model A for all kinds of things, like a radio, or an air conditioning evaporator and fan. The 32 tank needs to be protected in case of a rear end crash, maybe converting it over to a fuel cell if that is possible. I already have a fuel pump for my Weber so that would not be an issue.
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It would be a good add-on for touring in remote areas. W/2 tanks one can get twice as far from the nearest gas station.
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Fuel pump will over power the float since the carb is meant for gravity feed .
That is why they make pressure regulators.

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So Cal Speed Shop is back in business: https://www.est1946.com/about-us.aspx

There also a good article in Hot Rod Magazine: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/cal-...ck-new-owners/


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Tanks Inc. also has saddle tanks to fit between the running boards and the frame.
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I recently saw a '32 style gas tank on a Model A. It had a nice sheet metal cover that blended it in and made it appear to be original. Is there a source for these?
Would this conversion be for your sedan? Don't see it on "A" sedans very often and much different than on coupes or roadsters due to the
shorter body subframe and more inner fender exposure. Also it requires a totally different, non stock bumper setup. I may have a picture of a sedan conversion if you're still interested.
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Old 05-18-2021, 05:53 PM   #18
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With the 32 gas tank style in the rear Whats going to get the gas to the motor ??
Gravity. ???
Most likely the same electric fuel pump I am using to feed my Holley/Webber downdraft.
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Fuel pump will over power the float since the carb is meant for gravity feed .
Not all Model A's still use the one bolt updrafts.
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Would this conversion be for your sedan? Don't see it on "A" sedans very often and much different than on coupes or roadsters due to the
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