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Re: [T3] FI Fuel Tank restoration - revisited

On Apr 17, 2006, at 8:51 AM, big.al@bigblackdot.net wrote:

HI Dave,

Now that I've seen the drawing, I'm not sure I want to do the sealant...
but the sealant is quite thin when it dries.

Does the "T3collective" have any experiment records of sealing the tank?
If not, I might find a disposable FI tank and try it to find out a
definitive answer.

Al -

I think the sealant should be fine. You just don't want to leave the tank sitting with the outlet/cup deal at the lowest point while you are waiting for the sealant to cure. This would cause any excess to pool around the cup and potential block up the entrance to the cup and your return line.

Just slosh the sealant all around inside the tank (especially around the bottom cup area) and then after you drain any excess out, store the tank up on edge (be strategic about which edge to make sure the cup entrance hole drains well) and a little over center (so the cup drains also) so that any excess sealant puddles in the flange area of the tank. This should leave a nice thin protective coat of sealant around the outlet/cup without blocking it up.

John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'70 Fasty (Jane 2 - Type 3 Lead Sled wannabe)
'71 Fasty (Jane -parts car due to rust)

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