I guess I could just turn on my electric fuel pump and fill jugs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick P. Castronovo" <email@example.com>
To: <Fred_Katz@ci.sf.ca.us>; "Roadsters" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: Gas (was 67 Roadster 1600 Oil Filter)
> I don't advise it. Cause if someone out there has no idea what they are
> doing should'nt be playing with the fuel tank in the first place; and if
> someone tried my idea and it happened to blow up in his face( not likely)
> due to his negligence, then I do not want anyone saying I am Liable for
> suggestion. Thank you, but no thank you. Pat
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred_Katz@ci.sf.ca.us <Fred_Katz@ci.sf.ca.us>
> To: Roadsters <email@example.com>; Patrick P. Castronovo
> Date: Friday, May 25, 2001 3:37 PM
> Subject: Gas (was 67 Roadster 1600 Oil Filter)
> >If you do not recommend it, why are you advising it? Old gas is very
> >volatile. Injecting a compressed air stream into the fuel line to blow
> >gasoline sounds dangerous.
> >A long time ago I pulled into my driveway with my roadster, and saw my
> >neighbor's garage door go flying open with the neighbor running out
> >his head off. He had been working with gas on his car in the garage and
> >exploded in flames. We barely had time to get everyone out of the
> >before it burned down.
> >Also, old gas can leave a sticky residue in the tank that can cause
> >problems. That's why it might be a good idea to drop the tank and get it
> >Fred - So.SF
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> >>Subject: Re: 67 Roadster 1600 Oil Filter and...
> >>Author: "Patrick P. Castronovo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>Date: 5/25/2001 2:13 PM
> >>I had let my car(non Roadster) sit idle for 2 years. I tried to
> >>start it with the gas that was remaining in the tank. As you
> >>suspected it would not start. I jacked the front end up to push all
> >>the gas in the tank forward to the fuel linefitting on the gas tank.
> >>Then I removed the fuel line at the fuel pump, before it goes into
> >>the pump. Then I took my compressor and wrapped a rag around the air
> >>hose stuck it in the Gas tank filler tube and as best as I could with
> >>the rag made a sealed connection to the filler tube and blew all the
> >>fuel out of the gas tank into a portable Gas Can. Simple. I do not
> >>recommend it. But it worked for me. Pat