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41-42 120, 160 gas tanks
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Highlander160
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Since these tanks have proven to be "unobtanium" and most modify somnething else or end up with rubberized old stuff, this topic is meant to test interest in having these produced. They would fit all but the big limos and Clippers. All 120, 160 and some 180 models. This will be a new factory spec gas tank in proper ternplate coating. Not a modified tank, produced for these cars. There's well over 100 Classic models regitered in the CCCA, I have to believe just in 120s there's a fairly large number of folks happy to have a brand new tank. Talk to me. Waste of time? I'd like to bring these to market for under $400 retail. That's right in line with a lot of other modern tanks for various muscle and luxury stuff. Why should us Packard-ites go without? Perhaps a pre-order program makes sense too before I dive in. Thoughts? Don't be shy, devil's advocates welcome too.

Posted on: 4/1 14:39
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Re: 41-42 120, 160 gas tanks
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Several people on this thread, myself included, would want a 1938-39-40 super 8 and 120, 21 gal tank. The ‘41 has an indentation for something and so holds 20 gal. But maybe similar enough.
If Barry Lowe is still on Packardinfo you might PM him. He just needs a blueprint to make them. Blueprints are available from the Packard Museum or Proving Grounds and from the Studebaker Museum.
https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... id=208610&keywords=41+gas

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... &order=ASC&status=&mode=0

Posted on: 4/1 16:41
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Re: 41-42 120, 160 gas tanks
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All materials used should be compatible with current ethanol-laden gas.

Posted on: 4/2 8:57
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Re: 41-42 120, 160 gas tanks
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If it goes there, would like a tank for a 1940 180 limo.

Posted on: 4/2 10:46
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Re: 41-42 120, 160 gas tanks
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I would be interested in a tank for my 1940 Super 8 160 - 1377 Convertible Sedan.

George

Posted on: 4/2 11:36
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Re: 41-42 120, 160 gas tanks
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The indent on the 41-2 is for the spare tire well which seems standard fare for floors even on sidemount cars. For cars delivered new with sidemounts there's a panel spot welded in the trunk floor to cover the well and give a flat floor, but the well is still below. If that's the only difference it's not a big deal. And yes, modern materials, but water was a bigger danger to tanks of yore than ethanol. Eth absorbs water. Keep talking, I'm serious about this.

Posted on: 4/7 9:05
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My 1808, what I believe is original tank, does not have the indentation for the trunk spare, but if you make them with with or without indentation will not make a big difference to me. Thanks

Posted on: 4/7 18:32
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