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Old 07-18-2013, 10:36 AM
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Crap, I would have had it before that if someone hadn't interrupted me!

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:52 AM
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This was a purpose built Corvette what was the name,
,it also had a special gas tank what size was it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:20 AM
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This was a purpose built Corvette what was the name,
,it also had a special gas tank what size was it.
I think you are looking for the "Grand Sport" with a 36 gallon tank? I hear they are worth a few bucks today. (insert rolling eyes smilie)

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:40 AM
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Brian you are correct ,I read an article this morning it said 5 wrer built and two were converted to roadsters ,and Each one was bringing over a Million each ,
the blue car is a copy and not a very good one I owned several years ago the red is after I removed all the add ons and repainted it

it is your floor Brian.
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They were also known as " Tankers"

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:29 PM
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How is the gas tank held in on a Model A?

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How is the gas tank held in on a Model A?

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with 4 rivets.under the cowl
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How is the gas tank held in on a Model A?

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Depending on the age and condition of the vehicle. I believe 496 is correct. They start out riveted and might possibly progress to bailing wire and a two by four. Just depends on how old they are.


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I have had more than a few of them apart, but this was over 20 years ago, they were all 30-31's so I thought maybe I was wrong. I just went out and checked a 29 here in the shop and I was right, no they are not held by rivets.

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Mine could have been changed but it was riveted with a football shaped rivet , and then some type of solder applied over the rivets ,im guessing as a water proofer or to keep them from working loose there were several other things attached to the tank, but as Booth said ,it might not have came that way . mine was a 1930
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I don't remember any rivets, on the 30 if there are any it would be on the top of the firewall only. I know this 29 at the shop has bolts there and it's certainly never been touched. But that isn't the only thing that holds it in. What are the kinda odd things that hold them in?

Every 28-31 that I have ever seen is held to the cowl sides with something else.

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I was trying to remember,i know the gas shut off,speedometer cable instrument panel and sterring cloum all were connected to the gas tank ,I cant remember any thing else to many Mooms ago ..I removed all of that because I installed a 4 cyl turbo and 5 speed from a mustang SVO so I had to replace every thing.and install mustang fuel tank in rear for correct fuel lines because of the fuel injection.
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Nope nope nope,

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Was I ever wrong on the 4 rivets,,shop manual says

1 Remove 7 screws from dash
2. remove 8 screws from windshield header
3.Remove 4 screws holding windshield post
4, remove 12 bolts behind dash
5. Remove 10 screws and lockwashers under tank
6.tilt tank forward and let rear of tank drop down and out .
The best I can count that is 41 bolts I only missed it 37 bolts LOL
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Was I ever wrong on the 4 rivets,,shop manual says

1 Remove 7 screws from dash
2. remove 8 screws from windshield header
3.Remove 4 screws holding windshield post
4, remove 12 bolts behind dash
5. Remove 10 screws and lockwashers under tank
6.tilt tank forward and let rear of tank drop down and out .
The best I can count that is 41 bolts I only missed it 37 bolts LOL
At least you didn't make it sound harder than it is.
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