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preparing a fuel tank for instalation


arifeder

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Ok I have a 'brand new" out of storage fuel tank for the 74tii. I've read different thoughts on preparing the tank for use, regarding...

coating the inside with a membrane.

rubberizing the bottom.

what kind of material to use as a mounting gasket or to use silicone.

seals for the sending unit and fuel level sensor.

Want to do it right the first time.

So anybody know their fuel well??

love my tii

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Suggest using closed cell foam weatherstrip--comes in rolls with adhesive backing on one side. Make sure it's closed cell--that way it won't retain water, and when you next have to pull the tank it won't take three men and a boy to break it loose from the body.

Also--examine the mounting lip on the body carefully, clean and rustproof before installing the tank.

I did the above on my gas tank perhaps 10-12 years ago and no rust problems since.

mike

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Ari,

There's a place on Bridgeport in Richmond that sells the POR15 tank sealer kit and other POR15 products. I did POR15 on the bottom, rattle canned the top side black, and used the POR tank sealer inside, there's a bit of trickiness w/ using sealer near the tii fuel tank pickup area.

I can't remember the name of the place in Richmond, **no wait, its Concept Finishes, I think**. Their prices were in line w/ US internet sources.

But is the tank brand new? maybe its overkill to use an internal sealing product?

Mark

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