| Posted by: David
Walker on 12/10/01
I replaced 75% of my fuel system. The tank came from Quanta Products and is made in Canada! (YEA!) The tank pad, strap and grommet came from Year One. It is easy to disassemble and remove. The tank is held up by one strap. The filler neck to tank grommet, by the way, is listed in the catalogue for '68-'74 but seems to work just fine.
|WRONG|| Posted by: FastbackJon on 03/21/10
I bought a new gas tank and the vent tube turned out to be too short! We had to weld about a 3" extension that was bent in a couple places on the end of it. Darn. Should have done my homework and paid $20 more for the correct one.
I emailed the seller (on eBay) and complained about it. I would have sent it back if not for the welding resources. I didn't expect a top rated seller with some near 50,000 positive feedback to sell me a bad part.
Response from: mauve on 03/22/10
mine was short also but i just used a longer hose to reach the metal vent tube
| Posted by: Topher on 04/04/06
Prior to any service work to (or around) the sender area run as much gas as possible out of the tank to avoid being showered by fuel.
When removing the fuel sender from the tank(or any other service around the sender) jack the vehicle up, support the car at the spring hangers so the rear end can hang as far down as possible. This will allow you plenty of room to work in this particular area.
The new seal can be installed without removing the sender, just simply stretch the old one to bring it over the large part, and stretch the new one on in the same manner. Once the seal is in place take the ne retainer place it into the lip of the tank and give it a little bit of a twist to get it started. Now that it's started you can take a pair of 12" slip joint pliers(I aquired mine at Lowe's, Kobalt) and twist the retainer into position.
Using the slip joint pliers is alot easier than trying to knock the ring around with a drift and hammer.
While you're down there you may as well replace the short piece of rubber hose and make sure the ground strap for the sender has nice clean contact points for maximum groundage.
While under there last night I did recognize that the sender can be coaxed out of the tank with a lil patience.
| Posted by: Bob Christiano on 10/31/05
Back in April 2004 when we were just starting to get the Charger back in shape, one of the items it needed was a fuel tank. Along with the tank leaking was the fuel filler tube. While the tank was readily available, the fuel filler tube was not. Everyone had them on back order including John at US Car Tool, so I ordered one from him and waited.
In the meantime what do I do? My friend Tom who owns Tom’s performance (catchy name huh?) is a Chevy guy …. all the way. He looked at the old one and stated “ya know, that looks like an upper radiator hose from a early 70’s Chevelle. So he ordered one and sure enough with some minor trimming, it worked just fine.
Now, at the time, I mentioned this to several people in the group who thoughtfully said “I wouldn’t leave it on there for long, the gas will rot the tube, and you’ll have crud in your new tank”.
So, at the beginning of the season they finally came in from back order and I finally received my tubes. Couldn’t get much done as the car was in for the body work all last winter and once it came out, it was car season. In the bag it sat in my trunk all summer. I’d see it and say, “uh, gotta get that put on the car”, but never did.
Today I finally did get it replaced and the good news is there was no sign of deterioration in the tube what so ever. So ………… if you’re in a bind, early 70’s upper radiator hose from a Chevelle will work in place of the fuel filler tube, at least temporarily, with out worry of rotting away.