Re-Installing Tank on 67 Barracuda

Fuel and Air Systems

  1. Jesus Chrysler

    Jesus Chrysler Forgiving Sins Against Mopar Since 1983

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    I've been attempting to re-install the fuel tank on my 67 Barracuda and it's proven to be quite the C-Sucker. I've got a new donut on there and I've given it a little lube. I struggled from below trying to push the tank on with the filler neck removed and flopping around. The closest I ever got to getting the neck in the hole it started to roll the lip of the donut. I've now got the interior half apart thinking I could mount the tank and stab the neck in from above but that's not working either. I'm about to re-mount the filler neck and attempt to stab it from below again.

    Are these things always such a pain to reinstall? What has worked for you in the past?
     
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    Do you have NB or FB? I think you want to drop the tank down about 6" and support it. Feed the filler tube in from the top. Twist the tube back and forth until it goes in.

    Then lift the tank a little so you can pull out the filler tube and screw it to the rear panel. Then push the tank up the rest of the way, strap it in, and screw down the trunk gasket.
     
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      Notch or FB? Either way use caution not to damage the quarter.

      I had no real issue. Lubed the donut and the tube and it popped right in. The 67 uses a different mounting strap. Are you trying to do this with the floor gasket in place?
       
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      • Jesus Chrysler

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        It's a fastback. I'll rig something up under the tank and give that a shot.
         
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        The floor gasket is removed and I've got it sliding up and down the filler neck.
         
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        Okay, she's in. I ended up screwing the filler neck to the fuel door and wiggling the tank from underneath. The fun part is I foresee at least 2-more tank droppings on this car in my lifetime.

        Oh, and if anyone was wondering: This tamper-proof screw set from Classic is a bit of a turd. At least, the socket does not fit well at all and the screws were a bit oversize. It's hard to get any sort of leverage and the socket tool looks deformed after the first use. Poor tool to fastener fit and the socket seems quite soft. The screws being oversize is probably a good thing considering many old cars may have boogered up holes, but I ended up having to drive hex head self tappers of the same size through with my impact before I could get the TP screws in.

        Thank you all for chiming in.
         
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          I had to do it from below as u said, on my 68 fastback. It can be a pain in the drain for an older guy like me. I don`t anticipate ever doing it again, everything is totally new in that department. I would like to lower my dual pick ups, but I aint pulling the tank to do it !
           
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          Yes, those tamperproof screws are a pain in the ass. They were designed that way. They do make a kit with a tool and 3 new screws, but I just pulled the old ones and put in conventional screws. Nowadays, thieves aren't interested in gas caps, they just go for the whole car.
          BTW, I had no idea how to get out those awful triangle head screws, so I PM'd Redfish. He said to use needle-nose vise grips. As usual, he was right on. Thanks Redfish and thank all the other members on this Forum will to share their knowledge!
           
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          ever see those screws in mens public bathrooms ?
           
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          Like you I had to learn the hard way. 1968 FB- put in new tank, then tried to install filler tube. Wrong! Had to drop tank, install filler tube and re-inslall tank. Another little problem, there are two different filler tube donuts that places are selling. Make sure you have the right one. In '68 they used phillips screws not security stuff. Speaking of donuts- now I am getting hungry.
           
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