Love Boat Update X: Let's get tanked!

Never was too comfy with the JB Weld repair to the fuel tank. So I put a new one in. I was really surprised to see not one but two vendors selling tanks for this 31-year-old heap. So I got the Spectra rather than the Dorman. Spectra: tin plated (as original), Dorman galvanized & painted. The Ranger taught me galvanized & painted doesn’t hold up to NE Ohio winters.

While I was there, I put a new pump in, since the tank has to come out anyway and I really don’t want to do this twice. Found a NOS sending unit, since the old one was kind of buggy.

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New fuel pump in the new tank. So shiny.

Didn’t take pics of the install, but it was a pain in the ass.

Old tank:

Not as crusty as I feared, but lots of incipient pinholes. You can see the JB pushing thru on the left.

The studs holding the tank in were a pain in the ass. Factory procedure uses long studs that are broken off after the tank is installed, because fuck anyone who has to do this. Thanks Ford.

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This is the last niggling little thing that bothered me. Now the entire fuel delivery system is brand spankin new. Yay.

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