The radiator shop that did my tank said very much the same thing. The
Spit tank was small enough to fit in his Ultrasonic cleaning tank, and he
recommended keeping the tank full of gas when storing for periods of time
(winter months) and I should never have a problem with gas tank rust
again. After hearing about various sealers flaking off after a few years,
I took his advice.
On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, PAUL LOGUE wrote:
> Earlier, I ask about cleaning the tank on my 77 Spit. Got alot of good
> Here's an update:
> Took it and my radiator to a reputable shop for advice and cleaning.
> He flushed, cleaned and repaired radiator.
> With regard to the tank, he said:
> The tank looks good. Bring it back just before you are ready to use it. I
> will put A HOLE in the bottom, pressure washer the inside, drain, flush and
> repair HOLE. You take it home and install in car. Fill with gas and a half a
> quart of oil. Never let the car set with a low or empty tank. You will have
> no more trouble with your tank.
> I said: What about etching and sealing?
> He said: People who have that done keep me in business!
> I said: OK, See you later
> All opinions welcome.
> Paul Logue
> 77 Spit Restoration