At 2:12 PM 2/23/98, Musson, Carl wrote:
>1. Remove back section of interior. I can't remember where it is
>fastened; I think at the top there are 2 or 3 tabs that the interior
>screws go into. Also might be a couple going into the "floor".
>2. Remove back wall of trunk compartment. Again, I think there
>were 2 screws into the floor and few across the top.
>3. Drain fuel tank. There is a drain plug at the bottom center of
>the tank. Fairly large wrench size - 3/4"? I couldn't get mine loose
>so drained from gas line connection after ...
>4. Disconnect gas line at bottom (probably passenger side on your
>car). If tank isn't completely empty expect gas to go everywhere until
>the line is separated and moved out of the way. I used a rag to control
>it. Needless to say, work in a well ventilated and spark free
>5. Remove the vent line from top of passenger side of tank. It is
>a real awkward position and you might get a few messed up knuckles.
>6. Disconnect electrical leads to the fuel guage sending unit.
>(Can't remember if it is one or two)
>7. Remove bolts from the tank hold down straps. 2 straps - one
>bolt each in trunk and in floor of cockpit area. Then remove straps and
>felt? padding. Seem to recall you have to work at getting them out.
>They bend easily and can be reshaped when re-installing.
>8. Remove gas tank filler lid by unscrewing it from the piece
>fastened to the filler hose. You'll need to remove the hose from the
>tank to get it out. I had a heck of time and ended up cutting the hose.
>9. Tilt top of tank away from cockpit and remove through back seat
>Most difficult part of re-installation is the putting together the
>filler hose to the tank and then to the threaded coupler. Maybe someone
>can give you a hint on how to do it because I spent better part of three
>hours fighting it. I think I ended up shortening the hose a little to
>get it to slip on.
>As usual - just be patient and it'll happen.
>Carl F. Musson
>TS25264L - borrowing the engine/tranny from
>TS81802LO - body off restoration in progress...
>Tampa, Florida (USA)
>http://www.arts.usf.edu/~musson/triumph/ (update in progress)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paulpop@ssnet.com [SMTP:Paulpop@ssnet.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 23, 1998 9:54 AM
> To: George P. Richardson; lew
> Cc: Triumph mailing list
> Subject: Re: rusty gas tank
> I also have a leaky gas tank in my '57 TR3 ... I started the
> remove it ... anyone have the correct sequence for removing the
> At 8:51 AM 2/23/98, George P. Richardson wrote:
> >Empty the tank and remove it. Put in a few small rocks
> >type) and shake until rust is loosened. Then flush rhe rust out
> >George Richardson
> >'57 TR3, TS15559L
> >(getting ready to paint - and now on the web!)
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: lew <email@example.com>
> >To: spit <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Date: Sunday, February 22, 1998 5:23 PM
> >Subject: rusty gas tank
> >> Hello list,
> >>Any ideas out there on how to get all the rust out of the
>inside of my 63
> >>spit gas tank? The tank isn't to bad but the bottom of the
>tank does have
> >>some scale rust on it. I put one of the clear glass filters on
> >>(just prior to the fuel pump) so i could watch for rust flakes
>in it. I
> >>cleaning it out but it makes me nervous watching that filter
>get all that
> >>rusty scale in it. I would like to clean out the tank if i
>could. I have
> >>tank out of the car and the sending unit off of it. Is there a
> >>there that would take care of this?
> Paul Poplawski, Ph.D.
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Paul Poplawski, Ph.D.
email = email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
phone (service) = 302/737-4491 weekday office = 302/577-4980