1926 Fuel Tank


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Post Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:59 am

1926 Fuel Tank

Has anyone had the pleasure of removing the fuel gauge lever from inside the tank without having to open up the fuel tank? I put the POR15 cleaner into the tank and the lever is now moving, but its not completely free. Looks like it was riveted on before the tank was assembled.

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Post Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:53 pm

Re: 1926 Fuel Tank

Oft times on older tanks, the fitting was riveted, and soldered.
Just a heads up.

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Post Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:55 pm

Re: 1926 Fuel Tank

I'm guessing the only way would be to split the tank.

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Post Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:27 pm

Re: 1926 Fuel Tank

Is that tank under the seat or under dash? I have one that goes under seat out in shop.

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Post Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:54 pm

Re: 1926 Fuel Tank

Its under the dash. Its not rotten, just trying to get the float to move freely.

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Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:54 pm

Re: 1926 Fuel Tank

I resoaked the tank wit a 1 to 1 mix of POR15 cleaner degreaser for the whole day. The floats moving free now, just had to do it twice.

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Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:56 pm

Re: 1926 Fuel Tank

Thanks for the update!
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Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Re: 1926 Fuel Tank

Well, i have the float freed up, but the needle has fallen out of the gauge.
Does anyone know how they work?
I cant see anything turning to rotate the needle, is it a magnet in the housing that pulls the needle indicator?
Any help would be appreciated before I tear it appart.

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