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Old 12-11-2018, 09:19 AM   #1
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Am trying to remove the screen in my 31 sedan gas tank.
Looks like there are some indents around the top. Makes me think it will
screw out but not sure. Any help would be great!
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:30 AM   #2
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There is a specific tool sold by many Model-A parts vendors for removing it.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:32 AM   #3
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Years 28 and 29 are screw in. Yours drops in using the tabs to hold it, 30 and 31.

Remember it is a flame arrester not really a screen. The suppliers have a replacement for the 30 and 31 cars.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:51 AM   #4
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You can make your own tool: cut a 1/8" thick piece in a circle with two tabs to match the indents, cut a 1/2" square hole in the middle to fit 1/2" drive breaker bar and unscrew it.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:04 AM   #5
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Depending on the condition of the threads on your arrestor it may be pretty tight or even rusted. Might apply some kroil or liquid wrench. I would NOT use open flame heat for obvious reasons.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:05 AM   #6
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Of course my comment relates to the earlier threaded arrestor.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:16 PM   #7
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Click here to see a link to the tool

https://www.brattons.com/gas-tank-fi...reen-tool.html
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:38 PM   #8
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Years 28 and 29 are screw in. Yours drops in using the tabs to hold it, 30 and 31.

Remember it is a flame arrester not really a screen. The suppliers have a replacement for the 30 and 31 cars.
Our late '31 with indent firewall reverted back to a screw in type. Repro's not available I believe for the late '31. Sometimes the top threaded portion is "welded" in by corrosion, and the tool with tangs may not get it out.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:46 PM   #9
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My late 31 indented firewall has a screw in screen also.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #10
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Default Re: Screen in Gas Tank Removal

Thanks Everyone for the help. Now I know what the function of the screen arrestor is.

I did have one more question right now. Any good tips on cleaning the gas tank.

The outside looks good no rust coming threw. Not sure how long it has been sitting with

no gas cap. I know back in the day used to take it to a radiator shop and have boiled out but those days are long gone in my area. Is there a product that ya''ll can recommend ? Thanks again. Bits and pieces putting this littlebaby back on the road..
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