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    Advice please

    Am in the final stages of putting my '68 GT Fastback which is un-restored and largely (apart from "Driveability" additions) original - on the road, but have discovered that the fuel tank is full of "Krap" see photo's

    My question is since the Tank is the original in the car should I have it replaced with a new "Period correct" unit - or have the original properly leaned and risk destroying the "Provenance" on the tank ?

    And/or - does it really matter.................

    #2
    I would clean it out then see what it looks like it may be saved
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      #3
      As above, I think there are good cleaning tips on YouTube and products to seal the cleaned tank afterwards.

      Having said that, I doubt anyone would attach any value to the tank remaining original so a swap out might be the best and most reliable way forward. You can always store the original for prosperity.
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        #4
        Or buy a new one put the old one somewhere safe and it’s always there if required

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          #5
          Nice to try and keep oem parts if useable as they are usually better than repro. Looks to have been replaced anyway by the label.

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            #6
            Originally posted by richard View Post
            Nice to try and keep oem parts if useable as they are usually better than repro. Looks to have been replaced anyway by the label.
            What leads you to believe that ?

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              #7
              I have used Por15 tank sealer to seal rusty fuel tanks, dead easy and would be perfect on your old tank. I don't think anyone cares if the tank is new or not, you just want a leak free car with no breakdowns.

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                #8
                Originally posted by V8Fast View Post

                What leads you to believe that ?
                The shipping date on the label looks like 16th May 1970?
                . Cars, photos, wine. What else is there?

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                  #9
                  if you worried about keeping tank ? why not re seal inside tank just a thought???
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                    #10
                    There's a strainer on the pick up and a filter on the carburettor so if you've got all the lumps out and it doesn't leak I'd use it.
                    I'd be very wary of any sealers particularly with the current fuels.

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                      #11
                      First off I would really look closely around the top to bottom tank welds, especially where the lip for welding curves back into the main tank shape. This is where the metal is thinnest when the tank was pressed from sheet. There could be pin holes in this area and if there are I would recommend changing the tank. This company do really good OEM looking tanks Chilimoto Speed Shop - The North's Classic Ford Mustang Specialists. I have used one and it is excellent.
                      Allan

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                        #12
                        Just a word of warning regarding fuel tank sealants - some of them do not react well with modern higher-ethanol fuels. I've never used one, so can't advise.
                        For my '68, I fitted a '70 tank as they just drop in, but hold more fuel. It was nearly 20 years ago so memory's not great, but I think everything else fits with it so it's just the tank, and possibly the filler hose or neck. I really don't think I'd bother with 'provenance' on a fuel tank, with a possible exception in the case of a very rare and original Shelby maybe... it's just not worth the risk or the hassle in my opinion. The replacement tank for my car slotted right in, no problems with fit. It came from NPD.

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                          #13
                          Looking at the label on the tank it looks to be dated 1970 so is not the original tank anyway. Replace it and don't worry about it.

                          I would be looking to see what else on the rear end has date codes into the 70's, ie, rear bumper, light panel, valance etc
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                            #14
                            Just put a new one in and save a huge amount of running issues as it slowly rids itself of debris through your fuelling system. Some parts aren’t worth saving
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