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Nutty

09-11-2017 14:00:28




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I have a 1950 8n, which has a very rusty gas tank, and i was just wondering how i can get the gas tank off to replace it.
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R Geiger

09-12-2017 12:08:47




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
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tHAT EXPLAINS IT.

THANKS!



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Caryc

09-12-2017 11:49:14




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Sometimes those dumb a$$ moves teach you a valuable lesson. I've learned a few myself. :wink:



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Royse

09-11-2017 19:20:23




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
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If OBwan was referring to the radiator cap prior to removing the hood,
that makes sense to me. Even with the cap removed, care is good advice.



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obwan

09-12-2017 11:04:47




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Royse, 09-11-2017 19:20:23  
That was actually the fuel tank. I removed the hood with tank then sat upside down to disassemble. When I got the bolts off that connect the fuel tank to the hood it came loose but wouldn't come free. I gave it a good pull and the fuel cap had hooked a lip on the hood which pulled the cap and filler neck off the tank. After extensive cleaning and re coating I soldered it back on. One of many dumb a$$ moves I have made.

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Royse

09-11-2017 19:14:18




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
"Those upper dogleg bolts are a bear"

No need to take them off in most cases.

Remove the hood with doglegs attached and set it on saw horses.

Granted, that may be tougher to do with a FEL still mounted.



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Nutty

09-11-2017 19:11:57




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
Ok, that's what I was thinking would need to be done. I was going to clean the gas tank myself, but I found some pretty bad spots. Thanks.



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Nutty

09-11-2017 19:11:46




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
Ok, that's what I was thinking would need to be done. I was going to clean the gas tank myself, but I found some pretty bad spots. Thanks.



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R Geiger

09-11-2017 19:01:12




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How so? pictures please.



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52geemsee

09-11-2017 19:01:02




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
I just replaced my fuel tank. Was a little tough with the FEL on the tractor, but doable.
While I had the hood off I decided might as well split it and take care of that sticky clutch..

4 hours to spilt, replace clutch and related components and put back together. 3 hours to put the hood with the new fuel tank back on. Those upper dogleg bolts are a bear with a FEL on the tractor.
Worth it though, no more clogged fuel screens and no more dangerous sticky clutch. eBay fuel tank fit very well.

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obwan

09-11-2017 18:50:47




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
Make sure you remove the cap prior to separating the tank from the hood or you will pull of the filler neck.



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Royse

09-11-2017 17:27:21




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
As Cary said, drain the tank and take the hood off.

Not a tough job, 6 bolts, a fuel line and possibly a headlight wire.

The tank is held in the hood with four more bolts.

New tanks are $116 from our hosts here at YT.



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Tim Ploughnman Daley

09-11-2017 15:37:17




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 Re: 8n gas tank removal in reply to Nutty, 09-11-2017 14:00:28  
Why guess and risk breaking something? Get out you '39-'53 MPC and look at the diagram. I'd consider getting the tank cleaned and coated with sealer if not rusted out. Aftermarket gas tanks are not very good fits. Take it to a radiator shop or gas tank repair place.

Tim Daley(MI)



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Caryc

09-11-2017 15:14:22




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You have to remove the hood. The gas tank is bolted to the underside of it. Drain the gas tank first, with the hood, it's going to be heavy. Best done with a helper.



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