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Postby GeneL74 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:13 pm

Rudi wrote:
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I've not done a lot of mechanic work, but I love doing things myself if I think I can get the job done without fouling up something important! lol

I'm going to order the kit and I'll decide when it arrives whether or not I should attempt it myself.

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On the gas tank, take it to a good local reliable Rad/Tank Repair Shop and have them purge, clean, fix and seal the tank with Red Kote. It will last for years and is well worth the price. Should be around $75.00US or about what the rebuild kit will cost. And it will help keep the crud out of the carb, so a rebuild won't be necessary again in the near future..


Rudi,

I wasn't having much luck finding a shop that would mess with an old gas tank, but a friend recommended a local engine/machine shop... He also does a lot of work on radiators.

I gave him a call and he said he has done old tanks and would have to order the chemicals if I want mine done (never did tell me the name of the chemical).... Anyway, he said he would do the entire process for around $70 and it should be done by the middle of next week... His shop has a great reputation for doing good work, so I am going to take my tank to him in the morning.

I just have one more question... I picked up a Fram inline fuel filter that I intended to put in the hardline between the sediment bowl and the carb., but since I am going to have the tank sealed up, do I really need the inline filter now?

I don't care to put it in, but between the new sediment bowl and the sealed gas tank, I may not need it now?

Thanks again!

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Postby Bigdog » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:27 pm

Gene - with a clean tank and a good sediment bowl the inline filter should not be necessary. I'd go without it.
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Postby Rudi » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:49 pm

Gene:

I just have one more question... I picked up a Fram inline fuel filter that I intended to put in the hardline between the sediment bowl and the carb., but since I am going to have the tank sealed up, do I really need the inline filter now?

I don't care to put it in, but between the new sediment bowl and the sealed gas tank, I may not need it now?


I am with BD on this one, as them in-line filters are nothing but a major PIT derrierre ... clean tank, clean sediment bowl, clean gas.. STEEL GAS LINE.. clean Carb.. RUNS WELL... :!: :!: :!:
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Postby Eugene » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:54 pm

Don't take this the wrong way.

You could have cleaned and sealed the gas tank yourself for the cost of the RedKote. About $22.00. RedKote is available at some autoparts stores. It would take you a bit of time to do it yourself.

Directions are on the side of the container and there are several discussions on this board concerning the use of RedKote.

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Postby GeneL74 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:47 pm

Bigdog and Rudi,

Thanks for the info on the filter.... I figured that was the case.

Eugene,

I love doing things myself, and after your post I checked into the Redkote chemical... I found it one place online for $31 a quart, and locally all I could find was some other brand that the local Napa carried.... Can't remember what brand it was (Johnson's maybe?) but it was $38 a quart.

The local guy is going to do the whole job for $70, so I decided not to mess with it no more then I would have saved, and he has done this before so I feel confident it will be done right.

Thanks again!

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Postby 2 Busy » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:25 pm

the only place i have found Redkote here is O'Reillys auto parts. it is about $32 quart.

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Postby Eugene » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:00 am

Valu-Bilt has or had RedKote. Federated Auto Supply. Last quart cost me around $23.00 from Federated Auto Supply. I buy just about all of my parts, including tractor and other machinery, from Federated. I'm a very regular customer and I get a decent discount over advertised (NAPA) prices.

Gene. Understand. I'm retired and have the time, building, and equipment to do this type of job myself. I've done 3 fuel tanks with RedKote. I think it took about 2 quarts to do the three tanks. Besides that my middle name is cheap.

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