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post #1 of 34 Old 07-24-2021, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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So a couple months ago when dropping the tank, the very old filler and vent houses had to be cut off. I finally got back to the project today, took the hose ends off of the tank, and saw that the vent line connector had been damaged.

Let me know if I can still use this tank, or if I just forced myself to spend more money. Any advice is appreciated. I'd rather know now than just assume it'll be ok.

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post #2 of 34 Old 07-24-2021, 01:36 PM
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I'd clean it up so no chunks fall into the tank and use it.

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Maybe double clamp it? Would that even matter?
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Wouldn't hurt it to double clamp, but there's not any strain on it and it just vents so not like it's going to "leak".
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post #5 of 34 Old 07-28-2021, 07:09 AM
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Yup. Run it.

[size=“3”]Shackles & D-rings are different things.
Cranking IS turning over
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post #6 of 34 Old 07-29-2021, 05:45 AM
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Take that insert out of the vent tube too and enjoy your now 20 gallon tank
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post #7 of 34 Old 07-29-2021, 07:50 AM
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I’d just sand it smooth and use it. A new tank is vary expensive .

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In order to use that tank, you will need to clean up the cuts to the vent hose line, install a Poision Spyder hood vent on your hood, and perform an LS swap on your engine. I mean, really, if you are going through all the trouble to clean up that vent tube, might as well go ahead and do the V8 swap at the same time.

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@Luuca is mostly correct but he forgot that double clamped or not you are at risk of a fuel leak. You really need to stretch your wheel base by 12 or more inches and probably go full width to lessen the angles of the tank.

JK. Smooth it off and run it.

Just curious but I think I know the answer. That was a sawzall job that caused that.... wasn't it?

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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Yep, anyone who’s done the 20 gallon mod looks exactly like that, or they just scrapped the insert altogether. You’re good.
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@Luuca is mostly correct but. Smooth it off and run it curious
You just have to soften up the plastic with a propane torch…












(that was a joke. don’t do that! you will die)

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You just have to soften up the plastic with a propane torch…





(that was a joke. don’t do that! you will die)
IF you do it anyway, take pictures....
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JP Weld the cracked-off area. Will last forever.
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everyone hit it on the head.

I'd use the time and free space right now to cut a clean access hole for future maintenance service on tank internals.

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Speaking as someone that has only taken the tank out and not yet or it back in, it doesn't seem like it's that crazy to reinstall.

The task itself isn't so daunting to me (probably naively so lol), it's the crazy heat that seems to be affecting me more this summer than it used to.

That being said, I do want to get it running at least before I submit for YJOTM. So it'll get done soon.
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