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Old 10-20-2018, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Removing gas tank in 1931 mailtruck

I am having trouble removing the gas tank from a Model A Mailtruck. Does anyone have any information that might explain this problem. I have it loose but cannot get it to move forward or backward enough to clear the gas line connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:29 PM   #2
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A year to the day and it still won't come out.
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:57 AM   #3
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explosives???????????
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:15 PM   #4
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The gas tank is now out, so is the cowl which had to be removed as well. I do not think Henry ever thought the tank on a mail truck would spring a leak.

I was thinking of explosives but thought I would try the cowl removal first and it worked. Also discovered that someone else had a similar problem and patched it in place with some fiberglass.

Hopefully I can find someone that can weld a patch in and coat the interior and then back to delivering mail before the Christmas rush.
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:46 PM   #5
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Sounds like you need another tank, it is really hard to get them clean without
taking them apart.


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Old 10-22-2018, 03:51 PM   #6
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I agree but am not aware of anyone who sells new tanks. Do you know of anyone?
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:10 PM   #7
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Nobody makes a new one, just need a better used one.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:13 PM   #8
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Send the tank to Brent Terry in Tennessee. He can make it new again
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