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Old 06-13-2003, 04:59 PM
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I have a 28 Ford Model A 5 window coupe with a SBC and I am reluctant to use the stock gas tank in the cowl(it doesn't leak) any body have exoerience with mounting a gas tank in the back ?
What kind of a tank?
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There are atleast 2 different tanks available for that car. There are saddle tanks that mount between the side splash aprons and frame, depending on the frame that you are using, and a tank that mounts in the rear between the bumper brackets as the "32". I have the saddle tanks for my 31 Tudor. They came with filler necks that have screw on caps. You cut a hole in the aprons on both sides. They came with an electric valve to control the flow from each tank, and mounting straps. Can't think of where I got them from, but can check if you want that info. I am thinking it was Rock Valley, but can't be sure. If I remember correctly, they sell either plastic or metal tanks.
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My 31 A coupe is kind of bobbed in the back and has shortened running boards-neither really a site for gasoline storage. I bought a 16 gallon universal tank made by Tanks, Inc to mount nicely in the trunk area. This tank often appears in their Streetrodder ad. When I called Tanks,Inc. a very unhelpful woman (unusual to be crabby from a midwestern company-unlike us Easterners) told me there'd be a 4 week wait-they didn't just have tanks lying around. So I got mine from Yogi's. In stock with the same price as the factory ($225), friendly service, fast delivery with reasonable shipping charges. I bought one of their sending units, too($25). It looks good and is well built. If you get one, remember the tank dimension doesn't include the 2" mounting flange on each side.
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Thanks for the good information. I will get with Yogis for the tank in the trunk since I'm not using running boards. Thanks again guys.
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