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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 02, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gas Tank that is. I have my old tank that is not in a bad condition on the outside but it had fuel sitting in it for a few years. SO whats the price differnce between getting it sealed or getting a new one. Its one of those things that you dont want to take a chance with a brand new engine in the car having some small piece of metal from the tank go into it. So what do you think. Also if you think a new one. Where is the best place to get one.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 02, 03:57 PM
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Tim I think I would buy a new tank theres not alot of difference in price.They make a Tiawan and US (made in Canada).The US looks indentical to GM.Most places are around 140.00 I think
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 02, 04:39 PM
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The Canadian tank is supposed to be better. I've heard of people pulling the Tiawanese tank out of the box covered in rust. However, the filler neck was a little high on my '69 tank. I've heard of others having the same problem.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 02, 04:50 PM
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Mine was a little high also.I just put a breaker bar in the fuel neck and pulled down gently and it came right into place.You can still get the 69 tank from GM I believe it was 208.00 But they come with no box and are all scratched up.The US made aftermarket looks nice no scrathes and in a box.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 02, 03:17 AM
 
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Same also. My tank neck was high. (Just replaced three months ago.) Wasn't brave enough to put the pry bar into the neck. Was worried about the lower weld.


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 02, 03:51 AM
 
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I got mine from Rick's ( www.firstgen.com )about 6 months ago for about $140.00. It was packaged very well, no scratches or dents, and was made in Canada. I too used the pry bar method to get things to line up a little better. They also have filler necks and boots if you need them. Check the rubber on your tank straps and if worn get new ones or it will squeak on every bump you hit and drive you nuts, trust me.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 02, 03:59 AM
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Wherever you order it from, make sure it is Galvanized like the orig. ones were. I got one awhile back that wasn't and had to send it back because it looked so bad. I assume it was a Taiwan Model.
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