Tank Removal Day

Discussion in 'Fuel and Air Systems' started by Troub, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Troub

    Troub 67 Dart 270, 225 slant six

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    Removed the gas tank today, managed it without messing with removing the filler neck. Just put two jacks underneath, removed the strap, then slowly lowered. About halfway down I gave it a light leg press from the drivers side end and it dropped right off. Just lowered and removed at that point. Left a bit of gas in it for weight and I think that helped gravity do it's work. Pics...

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  2. Troub

    Troub 67 Dart 270, 225 slant six

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  3. Troub

    Troub 67 Dart 270, 225 slant six

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    Checked filler neck for damage and all looks good. Not having to remove it was a nice time saver. Pic of neck underneath...

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    Arron tate 1973 H code Duster

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    Hello Troub
    Looking good.
    re-use the insulator that is on the top of the old tank if you can.
    Put a little lube on the filler neck so the grommet slides on nice and sweet.
    Keep us updated.
    Happy Mopar :)
    Arron
     
  5. gdrill

    gdrill OK, now what??? Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Easy removal, but I don't know about the other way! It would definitely be much easier to install the tank and then shove the filler neck into it.
     
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    • Troub

      Troub 67 Dart 270, 225 slant six

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      Will do.
       
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      Yeah I am wondering if it will go on as easy as it came off!
       
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      Good job.
       
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      gdrill OK, now what??? Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Nope!
       
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        famous bob mopar misfit

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        NOPE, DONE IT BOTH WAYS . NOT FUN AT 70 PLUS YRS OLD. Use plenty of lube on the gasket and tube . I was lucky and didn`t have a leak .