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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel leak ,tank area

1971 coupe 350 engine .I have a fuel leak in rear passenger side I think it is the hose that goes from the sending unit to the frame line. Has any one done this repair? Have not started the dismantle yet have to pul the spair tire compartment down to get a better look. Looking for sugestions

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I haven't done one in years but I don't recall any specific issues

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do yourself a favor...replace every hose ..or you ll be back under there in a few months
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Be prepared to replace the tank. Not that hard.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 07:50 AM
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Be prepared to replace the tank. Not that hard.
I second this. When I resto'd my '73, I took the tank out, inspected and cleaned it, repainted the outside as a rust preventative and reinstalled. Less than a year later, a rust area from inside that I could not see caused a hole and I had to replace the tank. They're not that expensive and to really inspect it you have to R&R it anyway. PLUS, it will be a lot easier to replace those hoses! Just be careful not to damage the rollover valve on the driver's side corner like I did. If you wanted to replace it, it is a $55 item. Although I didn't do that. Instead I went with a vented cap and eliminated the charcoal cannister. I figure if I roll it over, I am screwed anyway!
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