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FORD 861 gas tank

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Mark Hanson

10-05-2012 06:49:54

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Has anyone taken steps to reduce heat getting to the gas tank on 8xx Fords? Heat shield above muffler is in place, but would a straight pipe give off less heat if I moved the muffler out from under the hood? Any other way to insulate the gas tank from engine heat? thanks.

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10-06-2012 14:19:23

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 Re: FORD 861 gas tank in reply to Mark Hanson, 10-05-2012 06:49:54  
i agree with awhtx. all mine with shields never overheat. i ahd a couple where shields died..a dn I noticed on the first run after 20-30 minutes... built new shields out of roof tin.. no more issues...

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10-06-2012 16:54:56

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 Re: FORD 861 gas tank in reply to soundguy, 10-06-2012 14:19:23  
Thanks everyone. I will follow your advice.

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10-05-2012 13:33:51

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 Re: FORD 861 gas tank in reply to Mark Hanson, 10-05-2012 06:49:54  
The original heat shield has worked for 1000's of Fords for many years. Is yours having problems?

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10-05-2012 09:27:53

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 Re: FORD 861 gas tank in reply to Mark Hanson, 10-05-2012 06:49:54  
I do not know if the straight pipe on my 841 is helping or not but that is how I have it set up. The old muffler burned out and I replace it with a piece of copper pipe I had laying around. I have 2 tractors with that copper pipe exhaust on them

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