[TR] Eastwood Gas Tank Kit
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Wed Jul 17 14:45:22 MDT 2019
I bought a 76 Spitfire last fall...35,000 miles since new. I don't
know how long it had been sitting before the seller inherited it, but
I couldn't figure out what was wrong with the tank, because it had
something shiny in the bottom. Turned out to be the bottom of the
To be fair, the seller had put new gas in it, and had some other work
done to attempt to get it running, but I'm pretty sure they didn't
pull the tank and replace it.
On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 9:20 PM Chris Simo <ccsimonsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> So..... I knew i needed to coat my gas tank since the car was so old as well as the condition of my TR4 tank.
> To see just how bad it was, I gutted a usb cam and dropped it down my TR2 gas tank expecting to see the worst. It looked great. My tank is galvanized inside and out.
> Anyone else have one like this?
> Sent from my TRASH-80
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2019, 7:38 AM Randy and Valerie DeRuiter <deruiterville at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Brian-
>> I may be in the minority, but I am not a fan of the internal coating product as I had one fail in my TR4 and progressively small bits of the coating would clog the fuel line and give other troubles at the fuel pump. I did not install the coating myself, just inherited it when I purchased the car.
>> If the tank is sound I'd consider some rust remover/mechanical agitation to sort it out and leave it as is.
>> That is an early car, good luck with it - I'm about 40 minutes south of you depending on the timing of the Cape Vincent ferry if you have need for a part. Most of my stuff is for 3As though.
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