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Re: Fuel Tank Question

To: "F. J. MacFarlane" <>, "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: Fuel Tank Question
From: "Mike Janacek" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 22:10:18 -0400
Rusty tank? In three years? Or does it have just one small pinhole caused by
an object? If the former I've read that some owners have had good luck with
the slushing/sealing kits available while others have not and recommend tank
replacement. If the latter maybe a dab of J-B Weld would fix it.


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From: "F. J. MacFarlane" <>
To: "MG List" <>
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2002 6:42 PM
Subject: Fuel Tank Question

> Sage ones please advise!  My 67 B just wee-'d all over me whilst changing
> the right rear shock.  It looks like I've got a pinhole leak in the tank
> bottom.  The sticker is still on this particular tank, the part number
> translates out to a BMH 12 gallon tank from Moss.  The DPO changed it out
> about 3 years ago he said, and the condition of the fasteners confirms his
> statement.  I really don't want to change fuel tanks every 3-4 years
> The question is...where to go (or what to do to the tank) to get an MGB
> that won't rust out in normal service in 10 years or more?  The impossible
> dream?
> BTW, the defuelling operation was helped along immensely by use of the
> former fuel pump (7 psi, swapped out for an E8016) powered by a battery
> charger.  Makes it less dangerous and faster. Note that I had to connect a
> large electrolytic capacitor across the supply to get the pump to
> must not like ripply DC.  All this with the tank merrily
> pissing away into an oil drain pan.
> F. J. (Lane) MacFarlane
> Houston, TX
> 1967 MGB Tourer, fuel supply challenged :-{

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