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Old 11-12-2013, 06:54 AM
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Dam gas tank

I can not get the model-a tank out took all the screws on the top of the cowl out and all of the bolts under the dash plus the dash the only thing left I guess is the chrome around the fire wall there must be something under the dash I can't see and because of my bad hip I can't get under the dash so time to call my son and let him try it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:59 AM
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here you go

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Old 11-12-2013, 07:31 PM
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On my '31 it is a press fit.. it took 3 of us to push it "into" place, I'm thinking it would take 4 fellas to take it back off.
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On '30-'31s all the screws across the top front, that chrome trim molding that wraps around the tank and down the cowl need to come off. Then there is a piece of steel the windshield seal rests against needs to be removed plus all of the screws under it. Next and unfortunately it sounds like a bad place for you, there are two clamps, one on each side that holds the cowl tight to the tank and between the tank and that cowl under the dash that need to be removed if the tank has never been off - they can be a real b1tch to remove. This is a photo of the clamps on mine (gas tank has been cut off and everything cleaned up):

You can see some of the screw holes here (taken while wiring):
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:24 AM
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I will give it a try so that chrome don't just pop off right.
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I will give it a try so that chrome don't just pop off right.
No - the chrome is held on in the middle top by the hood hinge bracket plus some raised metal and the bottoms of each side of the cowl panels by a bolt (3/8 if I recall) attached permanently to that strip and that goes through a slot. If you still have the cowl lights, they also help hold it in place. You access it either by reaching around the corner of the firewall or by laying on the ground and reaching around the front body/firewall to frame bolt and over that section of frame. To top it off, it will probably be rusty after 80 years of abuse. That stainless steel strip is also available new at most Model A parts suppliers like MAC's since yours is probably dented and removing the nuts at the bottom will probably tear out the bolts.

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So I think I have two clips at the bottom on inside that are not loose yet you guys have been very helpful.
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I here killeratrod I always tell my wife I know a lot about few things and not much about a lot of things. HaHaHa
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I'm sure man this is a pretty dam good forum lots of help and ideas.
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