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Old 05-03-2017, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default '41pickup long time parked................

my '41 pick up had been parked 25 years and when I removed the gas cap, it smelled strongly repulsive like "I wanted to throw up". Why?

what caused the bad smell ? what do you suggest?

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Old 05-03-2017, 01:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: '41pickup long time parked................

Having been there, there is only one sure fire way- fabricate a new tank as I suspect the base of the tank is likely rusted through. You may want to try having a rad shop try to clean the tank. If the bottom is fine, you will want to use a sealer that is compliant with ethanol. I would also suggest an in-line fuel filter. Good luck.
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:21 PM   #3
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fm,
Drake makes a decent repop tank, which is the way I'd proceed.
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:55 PM   #4
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Simply, old gas stinks. The fact that the tank has been sitting and probably collecting water (due to condensation) causing rust you may want to start with a new tank. For what it take to clean an old tank and seal any leaks a new tank is a good deal.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:11 PM   #5
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New tank is the way to go! No more troubles!
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