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Gas Tank Relining
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Paul Bellefeuille
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Howdy,
Yes I have lots of question and you guys have some great answers..I really appreciate that.
Here's the latest.
I need to clean out the gas tank on my 55 Clipper and want to know the most effective way to clean and re-line the tank.
Should I take out to be done or would I be able to do it myself.
The nearest radiator shop is about a half hour away and their ad says that they fix gas tanks.
Thanks in advance for all of your input.
55clipperguy

Posted on: 2008/8/1 11:16
Paul
1955 Clipper Super



"Your fate is just your destiny when you do not try." Cosy Sheridan
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For my $.02, if the shop is reasonable that would be the way to go.

I've used the stuff sold by Hirsch and by others with mixed results plus it's a fair amount of work and time consuming. If the tank has much debris inside, it's not very easy to get all out completely. When you slosh the stuff inside, it's imperative to cover every inch and drain out the excess and also be careful to let dry in such a position to not allow any excess to collect in the depression where the pickup tube is. Then there is the compatibility with all the crap they put in gas issue. All in all, not the best way to spend a day IMHO.

Posted on: 2008/8/1 11:47
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For my $.02 Canadian I would also take it to the radiator shop and let them clean it out rather than play with gas tank flushes and sealers.

Posted on: 2008/8/1 12:14
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Paul Bellefeuille
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Two 2 cent opinions are fine with me..I'll call the shop and get'r done.
Thanks again guys!

Posted on: 2008/8/1 12:44
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Paul E. Gallagher
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I used GAS TANK RE-NU on my 67 Plymouth and it worked great for the 9 years I had the car. They are a franchise that re coats the inside and outside of the tank with a rubberized epoxy coating. They have a couple of dealers in the Detroit area and advertise in Hemmings. It cost about $350 or so but it was worth it and they guarantee against leaks for as long as you own the car.

I'd still be driving that Plymouth, but along came this Packard..... you folks know the rest of the story!

Posted on: 2008/8/1 14:47
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55ClipperGuy

I restored a really rusty tank with a POR15 gas tank repair kit. I had the tank boiled out at a radiator shop (hard to find one that would do it), then followed the instructions with the kit. It cost about $100 to get the tank boiled out, plus the POR15 kit ($75-80) and the price of some paint to re-shoot the outside of the tank. It was a bit labor intensive but I would do it that way again.


Scott

Posted on: 2008/8/1 18:04
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Eric Boyle
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Does anyone know if these fuel tank relining "kits" will work with alcohol?

Posted on: 2008/8/1 20:35
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Eric,


From the POR-15 website's "Standard Tank Sealer" page: it says their sealer is "impervious to all fuels, including the new Stage II fuels which have a high alcohol content." Hope that helps.

Scott

Posted on: 2008/8/1 21:12
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Dan Marrin
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I had a radiator shop in WV re-line my 1948 20 gal tank for about $50; I thought it was very reasonable.

Posted on: 2008/8/1 21:23
Dan Marrin
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Paul Bellefeuille
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I called the radiator shop on Friday and was told that it would be "$150 or more."
"Of course if you'd like us to paint the outside with epoxy ..the total would be about $350."
Uh..no thanks I'll paint the outside with Por-15 and pocket the diff..
As soon as I mentioned Packard Clipper I think the guy was thinking..'hey this guy's got some extra dough...'
Well this guy doesn't..

Posted on: 2008/8/3 7:17
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