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Hot!WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU or advice on restoring OLD TANK

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2016/09/30 23:24:20 (permalink)
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WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU or advice on restoring OLD TANK

.......please yell out if anyone knows where I can get a new or good as new FUEL TANK for my 2 door coupe XC 1978..........
 
plus any Bullet proof Product  or procedure_ to "seal" the inside surface of my old tank which only has mild surface rust ?
 
thanks for any info
post edited by BEEVEE - 2016/10/01 19:29:05

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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2016/10/01 09:04:21 (permalink)
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    Hey Beevee, noticed a product while I was in the paint shop yesterday, its a kit made by KBS and claims to repair and seal old tanks, may be worth a google...
    Cheers Drew.

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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2016/10/01 19:21:24 (permalink)
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    Thanks Drew........will check it out

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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2020/05/05 06:20:51 (permalink)
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    I am a parts manager at a Ford dealership in NE Missouri. I have a an original OE Ford fuel tank for a Falcon!
    I've got pictures too. Call (660)341-3346 if youre interested.
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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2020/05/05 18:39:53 (permalink)
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    Bernie, You musn't have been listening to me. I did the fuel tank in the XB 3 years ago with the KBS treatment. Still going strong. POR-15 also do a treatment which I have heard good things about.
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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2020/05/05 23:38:14 (permalink)
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    Bernie, You musn't have been listening to me. I did the fuel tank in the XB 3 years ago with the KBS treatment. Still going strong. POR-15 also do a treatment which I have heard good things about.


    Hi Mark


    looked in your 11 posts and found no info of where I wasnt listening to you ? Remind me mate !
     
    Problem with the XC Tank that doesnt apply to XA & XB, is that you have "breather pipes" (one of which goes to charcoal cannister), running around inside the tank which may or may not get glogged by tank treatment, PLUS, being a standard tank, they have a HUGE depression in centre to accomodate the spare, which means you'd need GALLONS of "treatment" to ensure you got 100% coverage.  Both products say that unless ur 100% sure of 100% coverage, you can expect problems.  Cost of "GALLONS" out-weighs another good tank or corrupt the car by fitting repro XA XB Tank.
    I take your XB Tank is Long range ? (which has none of the above issues as theres no depression to coat) ???
     
    As the "Ford Gods" were looking down mercifully on me, my neighbour fessed up he had an AS NEW "COBRA LONG RANGE" fomoco TANK in his garage he aquired some 35 years ago which was no longer required ! ..............  Been in 7th Heaven ever since !  When I shone a spot light inside, it was as if it was NOS in 100% perfect nick all round, inside and out ! ... Best $800 I ever spent !
    I fitted it this week and my XC Coupe is back on the road, YAY! (Feels like the day I purchased the car NEW from Retell Ford Mentone back in 1978 !)
    post edited by BEEVEE - 2020/05/06 00:03:46

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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2020/05/06 00:07:45 (permalink)
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    mgutti1
    I am a parts manager at a Ford dealership in NE Missouri. I have a an original OE Ford fuel tank for a Falcon!
    I've got pictures too. Call (660)341-3346 if youre interested.


    Thanks for that info. I take it you're in USA ? How do you know it will fit our Australian falcon 1978 ?

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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2020/05/06 20:00:30 (permalink)
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    Bernie, There are a lot of our Falcons in the US and also it would not surprise me if our tanks did not derive from there.
    Yes my tank is a large GT (early XB) pre pollution one. I have modified it as well so separated the top and bottom and was able to go to town on the inside before brazing it back together.
    The kit works very well. I used the truck kit which was about $200 but gave ample solution to roll around to cover every surface, I know I poured a lot out and painted the outside with it. Besides blocking pipes somehow or blowing through them when you have finished the treatment I am not sure there is any other way. Mind you I would not be overly worried about the canister functioning anyway over the integrity of the tank.
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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2020/05/06 21:14:24 (permalink)
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    Thanks Mark
    Cant wait to hear how you separated the top n bottom given its Continuous Rolling Spot-Weld.  Doesnt look an easy task (esp when youve never seen it done !) .  I reckon ur on the money with separating the tank, as it's the only way you can get it de-scaled properly in mho.  Brazing it back together should re-kindle my old apprenticeship days !  Still got my 40 y/o 100lb Oxy/Acetylene Bottles and CIG gear !  ............  and LPG if the acetylene gives up the ghost !
    Bernie

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    Re: WTB........FUEL TANK FOR XA XB XC 2 DOORCOUPE OR LANDAU 2020/05/06 21:14:24 (permalink)
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    Thanks Mark
    Cant wait to hear how you separated the top n bottom given its Continuous Rolling Spot-Weld.  Doesnt look an easy task (esp when youve never seen it done !) .  I reckon ur on the money with separating the tank, as it's the only way you can get it de-scaled properly in mho.  Brazing it back together should re-kindle my old apprenticeship days !  Still got my 40 y/o 100lb Oxy/Acetylene Bottles and CIG gear !  ............  and LPG if the acetylene gives up the ghost !
    Bernir

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