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Thanks, I ordered the tank and straps, super easy, got the discount!!! gotta have shiny new straps to go on a shiny new tank, supposed to have it by the 8th, look forward to it, will be in touch if I have any questions with the install. Thanks again
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I got the gas fill tube out and noticed it is corroded at the end, I was planning on cleaning it up and reusing it, they cost $90.00, so I would rather not replace it, do you think this is a good idea? Thanks
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If you can sand it down and get it smooth then it's fine to reuse. I've replaced a number of tanks and never had the tube bad enough where I had to replace it. There's an O ring that seals the tube to the tank so it doesn't leak. As long as it's smooth where it meets the O ring then it should be fine.

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It's right at the end of the tube, there are several small holes from the rust.
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It's right at the end of the tube, there are several small holes from the rust.
If it's at the very end of the tube and not where the tube meets the opening in the tank then you should be fine. Just sand away as much of the rust as you can.

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Ok, I put in a brand new gas tank, new fuel filter, took it out for a drive to the gas station, drove fine, got gas, went to start it up and it idled real rough, engine was shaking, let it cool down tried it again, it started and idled fine for about 5 minutes, then the engine started shaking gave it some gas, then it stalled, thought it was the voltage regulator, because the plug was loose, I bent the prongs so the plug would fit tighter. so I had it towed home put the old mechanical voltage regulator and it still does it, wont start and if it does engine shakes give it a little gas then it stalls. Could it be the points, when I bought the car it had a brand new distributor, so I assume the points are new, the car is getting gas, it seems to be something electrical, anybody have any ideas? it was driving fine since I bought it in February, this just started happening a couple weeks ago. Thanks! Is it possible if the car is running very lean it could cause this?
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If it runs fine when it's cold it sounds like your choke is not working correctly. Either it's opening too soon or it's not opening enough.

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I dont think it my choke, the carb. is brand it seems to be opening fine, are these symptoms of bad points, rotor, cap, bad voltage regulator, bad alternator, timing not set correctly, bad spark plug wires? Thanks!
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I dont think it my choke, the carb. is brand it seems to be opening fine, are these symptoms of bad points, rotor, cap, bad voltage regulator, bad alternator, timing not set correctly, bad spark plug wires? Thanks!
This may be a long shot but seems to be happening a lot lately in our club . Check the condenser to make sure it is tight in the distributor .
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