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Old 02-05-2007, 04:58 PM
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Installing a new gas tnak

I acquired a 59 Biscayne and I can get it running but I am clogging fuel filters as it idles. This car has sat for a few years and my assumption is that the fuel tank has a rust issue and I am sure the lines do also. The gas smells varnished but it will run in a lawnmover etc. How doI start this project? Can I just unboldt the lines, sending unit, and then drop the tank? It is about half full now. Where should I start?
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you are on the right track, get as much gas out as you can, its heavy,unbolt lines, and filler neck, support tank , undo straps,i blew lines out from front to back with air,
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I chased my tail for awhile, after my Olds sat for 5 years while I was stationed over in Germany, fighting clogged filters and carb bowls with rust reisidue in them. Then one day I dropped my tank and pulled the float switch out of it and looked inside, fully expecting to find rust. It was rust free luckily. I blew the fuel lines out and rusty, mucky fuel came out. I went on-line and found http://www.inlinetube.com/ocatalog.htm and ordered their stainless steel fuel line set and have had no more rust in my fuel. They were quick with the shipment and the bends were right on the money, as original. I looked up '59 Biscayne, but only found '59 Impala, hopefully the same fuel lines.
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