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RE: [T3] FI Fuel Tank restoration - continued



> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [T3] FI Fuel Tank restoration - continued
> From: Russ Wolfe <russw@classicvw.org>
> Date: Sun, April 23, 2006 4:49 am
> To: Type3 <type3@vwtype3.org>
> 
> On Sun, 2006-04-23 at 12:33, big.al@bigblackdot.net wrote:
> 
> > we're still trying to confirm or
> > deny if earlier carb models have this same cup set-up.)
> > 
> I have 2 early tanks in the garage. One from a 64 T-34, and one I just
> got. to replace the T-34 tank. I will look in both this afternoon, and
> confirm or deny whether the early tanks had the cup.
> I can even cut the top out of the original tank and take a picture,
> because the whole top around the filler neck is rusted out.


That would be great to confirm!  Thanks!



> > Looking from the
> > fuel sender mounting hole, only about a quarter of the return port can
> > be seen through the return hole in the cup. Therefore, the cup inside
> > the tank was not aligned with the return port!  
> 
> The FI tanks have the return fuel pipe from the engine coming up right
> in the middle of that port in the cup. It gives it a syphon effect, to
> help ensure that there is gas in the cup until you run completely out.
> http://classicvw.org/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=288


Yes, that is the image that helped me determine that the return pipe was
misaligned. I wonder how many others might have been created out of
alignment...

I'm still torn on if this particular tank is worth trying to fix.  I
guess that will depend on if I have another aligned one handy.

Big.Al
Houston

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