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Old 02-04-2018, 11:50 PM   #1
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I have a 29 Briggs Fordor 165 B. I have noticed my gas tank is not part of the cowl, there is a filler panel on the firewall and it appears that would be the way out of the cab should I drop the tank. Any info on this type would be appreciated such as what year cars and body styles have this tank, are they all the same, can they be interchanged say a tank this style from a 30 would it fit a 29 etc. Thanks for the input
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:19 AM   #2
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In the vol.6 how to restore your model a, has an article describing r&r of this tank.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:26 AM   #3
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I believe only the 29 Fordors used that tank. Not interchangeable with the 30's.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:11 AM   #4
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From my experience, the 28-29 tank is universal fit in all bodies but not in 30-31 cars. Those later tanks have their own variants. There are also some changes for the early tank but all are interchangeable for fit. Those on fordors are meerely covered with a cowling and are removed into the interior of the body once the filler - spacer is removed. One change to the 29 tank was the filler bung for use in commercial bodies in E1930 with the earlier body. Non fordor bodies for 28-29 lift out of the top like 30-31 tanks.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:09 PM   #5
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Volume 9, not v6.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:51 PM   #6
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Thank you great information.
The "How to Restore Your Model A" Does each series cover different aspects of restoration? I will be looking into #9 for more tank info.
This is a great site, thanks to all the senior Members for sharing their knowledge.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:57 PM   #7
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Articles from the restorer magazine are republished in the how to restore and are not to my knowledge organised by aspect, coincidence is more likely.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:52 PM   #8
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Articles from the restorer magazine are republished in the how to restore and are not to my knowledge organised by aspect, coincidence is more likely.
Thank you Bob. Sounds like a great source for information
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:09 PM   #9
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Both national clubs have a bi-monthly mag with tech articles. These issues go back to the mid - early 1950s. That is a big library. Both clubs print just the articles in book form and are available singly or as a set. Steve Plucker has an index of the articles including some other sources, a great work for research. Most all of the answers have been figured out years ago, it's just about having the index and the library.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:21 PM   #10
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The tank in my 29 Cabriolet is under the cowl. I removed it by disassembling the fire wall. (The upper section of that is the front wall of the tank.) After freeing it up, it drops down and is removed from inside the car.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:24 PM   #11
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This is available:

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:43 PM   #12
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Thank you, this is great info. I have joined both clubs and look forward to their publications. I'm new in this hobby and trying to learn all that is available in the tech world. The flash drive is expensive but must be a great source for tech info. Another thing on my list. This is a great site.
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Here is a list of gastank articles:

FUEL SYSTEM: A-9000---A-9999


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A-9002-A, B, C, E: Cowl Tank Assembly
“Gas Tank Removal and Repair of the 30-31 Model “A””: MAN/23/2/12-14 (1976)**4
“LETTER…Using Gum Out to get Rust out of Fuel Tank”: MAN/40/3/3 (1993)
“LETTER…Using Magnets to Remove Rust in Fuel Tank”: MAN/40/3/3 (1993)
“Value of a Clean Fuel System (Cleaning Out the Tank)”: MAN/52/5/23 (2005)
“Ford’s Way: Gas Tank Production Part 1”: MAN/56/1/14-17 (2009)
“TIP…Dealing with rust in the Model A gas tank”: MAN/57/2/11 (2010)
“Evolution of the 1928-1929 Model A/AA Ford Gas Tank”: MAN/58/1/10-13 (2011)
“Evolution of the 1928-1929 Model A/AA Ford Gas Tank”: MAN/58/2/14-17 (2011)
NOTE: This is a reprint of MAN/58/1/10-13 (2011) due to mistakes within.
“Evolution of the 1930-1931 Model A/AA Ford Gas Tank”: MAN/58/6/22-26 (2011)
“The Early Birds”: TR/12/3/13 (1967)
“The Model A Gas Tank”: TR/12/5/12 (1968)*2
“Pictorially Yours…1928…(Choke Rod Bracket)”: TR/13/4/25 (1968)
“TIP…Using Permatex and Alcohol as a protection against Rust”: TR/15/1/6 (1970)
“TIP…Preventing Rust in Gas Tank”: TR/23/2/9 (1978)
“TIP…Fixing A Loose Baffle in the Fuel Tank”: TR/26/1/29 (1981)
“TIP…Removing Water from Gas Tank”: TR/39/2/33 (1994)
“TIP…Try Marine Epoxy Resin for Leaky Tanks”: TR/42/3/35 (1997)
“TIP…Rust Removing Technique”: TR/42/5/34 (1998)
“Gas Tank Cleaning and Filtering”: TR/45/5/6 (2001)*8
“Is Your Gas Tank Safe?”: TR/50/6/31 (2006)
“How to Remove A 1930 Model A Gas Tank”: TR/54/1/14-15 (2009)
“CORRECTION to How to Remove A 1930 Model A Gas Tank”: TR/54/2/13 (2009)
“A-35329: The Model A Patent [Data] Plate”: TR/54/1/20-21 (2009)
“Removing the 1928-1929 Concealed Fuel Tank”: TR/55/5/12-14 (2011)
“Gas Tank Sealer”: MAT/1/1/8-9 (2005)
“How Do I Fill My Tank?”: MAT/8/1/7 (2012)
“Getting Ready for Touring Season…Electrical Equipment”: MAT/4-6 (2012)
“Fuel System (Cowl Gasoline Tank)”: MAT/11/1/5-9 (2015)
“Gas Tank Replacement”: MAT/12/2/10-11 (2016)
“Vapor Lock and Boiling Over”: MAT/12/3/20-28 (2016)
“Fuel System”: MAT/13/2/5-9 (2017)


TR is The Restorer; MAN is Model A News; MAT is Model A Times.

You can go to my website and check the complete index out...it is updated thru 2017.


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Old 02-18-2018, 07:12 PM   #14
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Les Andrew's book covers this issue with good drawings and pictures...available from all vendors and both clubs, well worth the money.
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