Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2020, 06:31 PM   #1
stewgee
Member
 
stewgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Locust Grove, OK
Posts: 74
Default Gas tank sizes

Just purchased a sweet 30 A Roadster that had a total frame off resto 2007-2011 and was garaged from then until I acquired it. My question is: did the Roadster have a smaller gas tank than the Coupe? I also have a 30 Coupe. Fuel gauges in both seem to function well but I've always kept a marked dowel stick in the shop just to be sure. The depth of the Roadster tank appears to be about two thirds the depth of the Coupe tank. In Les Andrew's manual it says 11 gallons for the 30-31 Model A. I assume that means all A's. Has anyone ever seen an A with a smaller fuel tank?
stewgee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2020, 07:51 PM   #2
Bob C
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 7,120
Default Re: Gas tank sizes

Maybe one has a flame arrester and one doesn't.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 3852-600x800.jpg (18.0 KB, 14 views)
Bob C is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-22-2020, 09:43 PM   #3
stewgee
Member
 
stewgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Locust Grove, OK
Posts: 74
Default Re: Gas tank sizes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob C View Post
Maybe one has a flame arrester and one doesn't.
Never thought of that. The Roadster has the spare in the wheel well so it is a little hard to look in the tank. Thanks
stewgee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2020, 07:28 AM   #4
Bob Bidonde
Senior Member
 
Bob Bidonde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,961
Default Re: Gas tank sizes

1930 & 1931 gas tanks all hold 11 gallons and fit the same in all 1930 & '31 body style cowls with one exception. In 1931 the gas shutoff valve was moved into the engine compartment, and those gas tanks have a different gas outlet fitting. Also, early to mid 1930 gas tanks use the 1929 oval instrument panel. Some 1930 trucks used 1929 leftover gas tanks until the stock was depleted.
__________________
Bob Bidonde
Bob Bidonde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2020, 10:57 AM   #5
katy
Senior Member
 
katy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,818
Default Re: Gas tank sizes

Quote:
Originally Posted by stewgee View Post
Never thought of that. The Roadster has the spare in the wheel well so it is a little hard to look in the tank. Thanks
Try a mirror.
__________________
Play it again Sam.
katy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2020, 11:02 AM   #6
Ruth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Glide, Oregon
Posts: 658
Default Re: Gas tank sizes

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob C View Post
Maybe one has a flame arrester and one doesn't.
Good one, Bob.
__________________
"Sometimes you really DO need to read the whole thread"
Ruth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2020, 12:14 PM   #7
McMimmcs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Posts: 738
Default Re: Gas tank sizes

The spark arrester would’ve very obvious immediately. It’s Not likely a consideration.
McMimmcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2020, 12:42 PM   #8
stewgee
Member
 
stewgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Locust Grove, OK
Posts: 74
Smile Re: Gas tank sizes

The Roadster does have the spark arrester and the Coupe does not. I'm sure it must to have had one at some point. That is why my "dowel stick gauge" would not go down as far as it does in the Coupe. The spare on the passenger side made it hard to see into the tank. With a small step stool I could see the spark arrester. Thanks everyone for the info
stewgee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2020, 05:01 PM   #9
Ruth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Glide, Oregon
Posts: 658
Default Re: Gas tank sizes

Quote:
Originally Posted by McMimmcs View Post
The spark arrester would’ve very obvious immediately. It’s Not likely a consideration.
Quote:
Originally Posted by stewgee View Post
The Roadster does have the spark arrester and the Coupe does not.
And maybe not so much.
__________________
"Sometimes you really DO need to read the whole thread"
Ruth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2020, 02:57 PM   #10
McMimmcs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Posts: 738
Default Re: Gas tank sizes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth View Post
And maybe not so much.
And maybe a lot !
McMimmcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 PM.