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    Posted: 28-May-2013 at 7:23AM
First of all, let me say that I ordered the Spectra Premium F4A fuel tank for my 75 Sport as a new replacement. I am very impressed with the quality. Thickness is good, overall quality is excellent. I have no complaints.

On a side note about the tank: My original tank had a tube going up to the filler tube, may 1/2" diameter? It just went inside the tank and terminated toward the top. Doesn't seem to have any purpose - does anyone know what it does?

Now to the real question:

When installing a fuel tank, what have people done? Anyone paint theirs? I was thinking about that, then figured that having the tank bonded electrically to the body might be good (like airplane fueling operations). Does anyone put any sound deadening pads around it? I saw that one time.

I did order new straps with it.

Anyway, your thoughts are appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Regul8r Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2013 at 7:35AM
I would DEFINATELY paint it!
Maybe just Silver to look like it wasn't painted but YES PAINT!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2013 at 9:33AM
On the last project I completed, the gas tank was already painted by the PO but I didn't take it out to put sound deadening pads in.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aquartlow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2013 at 11:55AM
The 1/2" rubber line is the vent for the tank as you are fueling, if you plug it or not use it, while fueling it will spit fuel back at you. 

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So the new tank does not have that tube at all in it, will this be a problem?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2013 at 3:56AM
If the new tank has a large opening (not the unleaded small orfice), it should be fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ranchero Fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2013 at 3:59PM
That 1/2 '' deal would be your vent. If plugged or capped, most likely cause minor issues when fueling, even thou you don't have an unleaded neck. As far as painting the tank, personally I would clearcoat it, but I don't know if it would stick better than paint on galvanized metal. I used etching primer & painted mine yrs ago, but peeled in spots after a few yrs. Just my .02.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ZCowher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-October-2018 at 4:37AM
I bought this same gastank for my 73. has anyone had any issues installing it? same question really .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-October-2018 at 1:39PM
i just bought one for my white 73.  great quality and easy to install
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Nothing with the filler hose either, I was reading the angle of the filler hose could be screwy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-October-2018 at 2:46PM
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either and/or both the filler tube and entry angle into the tank can't be exactly the same

look at pics on a site like http://www.gastanks.com/Torino/products/76/ or similar for clues

tanks F48-A and F4-A


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I will give it a try next week when all my parts come in and I'll report my findings.
I think I may need to make an elbow at the tank, now would be the time to weld on that tank if I need too.
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i'd see if the neck could be modified first then the tank if needed...
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