Rudi wrote:GeneL74 wrote:
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.
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..
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?