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C1 gas tank - anything go under it?

firstgear

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I don't remember if there was any felt or anything else between the gas tank and the body, but I would like to get that baby back in the car and out of the way. Before I put it back since it is a snug fit, any one know if there is something I am supposed to put down first?
thanks in advance...Herb
 

John Mcgraw

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Herb,

The factory used a couple of tar paper strips under it to minimize the squeaking noise of the movement between the steel tank and the fiberglass. A couple of strips about 2-3" wide, running fore and aft, about under the straps, will do it. You really need to to use the thicker grade of tar paper (30 lb felt).


Reagards, John McGraw
 

IH2LOSE

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New tank or the excisting one?

I put a new quanta tank in the 62 and it was a struggle. I think it was almost the correct size but maybee if the were testing it with air they over charged it and it exspanded and was just slightly too big needing some tweaking . There was also a trick on the 62 for attaching the fuel inlet hose. You had to put one side on fist as there was no way to tighten one of the band clamps once in place. Also around the perimiter of the tank cover you should use a little dum-dum to seal it off,

make sure your vent hose is connected and I also make sure your fuel gauge and grond wire are connected properly

I had to use longer bolts/screws to get the straps in the correct spot
 

firstgear

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it is a SS Rock Valley gas tank.

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I had it in the car once to check for clearances when they were tubbing the rear inners, it was a VERY snug fit. I will look for some felt paper and put that in before I button it up.

thanks!!!
 

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