[Healeys] Fuel Tank sealers

Bob England engl at accesscomm.ca
Fri Dec 1 08:22:38 MST 2017



I'm chiming in real late on this one (finally getting time to reading old
emails).  A few years back I had to line a gas tank from a Series 1 XJ6
(unobtanium new).  I used a POR-15 fuel tank sealer kit and was very pleased
with the result.  Using the degreaser and metal prep is a must.


If the pick-up tube/filter in the Healey tank is non-removable, this option
would be a non-starter.


However, based on Jean's reply, I agree a new tank would be the way to go.


(the late) BobE

'65 BJ8


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Robert F.
Sent: October 26, 2017 11:24 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Fuel Tank sealers


Johns recent comment about his use of sealers on a fuel tank which lasted 15
years.  25 years ago when I bought my BJ8,  I had mine sealed inside and out
with an epoxy by a well known local specialist Al's Radiator in the western
suburbs of Chicago.  I called them because of heavy rust plugging the full
pump and carb filter.  They were surprised it lasted that long and
recommended having it done again.  They are now a part of a rather expensive
franchise program which has dealers in Florida.  However, I would like to
flush and seal myself.  Has the members of  the list have any suggestions?
The tank does not leak and is original to the vehicle.


Bob Begani

BJ8 '67

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