Vega Fuel Tank?

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Vega Fuel Tank?

Postby GZM1970 » Tue Aug 08, 2023 8:00 pm

So, I pulled the tank from my 73 Vega today. As I suspected, it is full of rust but i do not see any rot holes. So, since they do not make new ones and mine I don't feel is bad enough to toss, what options are there for dipping mine or reworking it? I am putting my car back original so I really do not want to use an aftermarket fuel cell if i can help it. Is there some kind of mild acid that I could use to clean this up?

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Re: Vega Fuel Tank?

Postby cosvega76 » Wed Aug 09, 2023 8:09 am

There's this:

https://www.eastwood.com/por-15-fuel-ta ... r-kit.html

Eastwood used to make their own brand of gas tank kit, but the only one of theirs I found was for a motorcycle tank.

There are others out there, as well, including services you can send your tank to.


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Re: Vega Fuel Tank?

Postby GZM1970 » Thu Aug 10, 2023 10:06 am

cosvega76 wrote:There's this:

https://www.eastwood.com/por-15-fuel-ta ... r-kit.html

Eastwood used to make their own brand of gas tank kit, but the only one of theirs I found was for a motorcycle tank.

There are others out there, as well, including services you can send your tank to.


Chuck


Thanks Chuck, I will check into ordering this. I read online to clean it only, Vinegar and Baking Soda works pretty good. I may also give that a try.
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Re: Vega Fuel Tank?

Postby cosvega76 » Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:11 am

Throw some nuts or marbles in the tank when you're cleaning it. They'll help loosen up the rust when you jostle the tank with the solution.

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Re: Vega Fuel Tank?

Postby GZM1970 » Fri Aug 11, 2023 2:15 pm

cosvega76 wrote:Throw some nuts or marbles in the tank when you're cleaning it. They'll help loosen up the rust when you jostle the tank with the solution.

Chuck


Will do, thanks!
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Re: Vega Fuel Tank?

Postby jim327monza » Sat Aug 12, 2023 9:21 am

Pea gravel works great for cleaning inside the tank . look into a product called RedCoat to re line the inside of the tank to seal and protect the inside. as for the out side I used flexseal. look great and helps to protect the out side. for your sending unit, Tristarradiator is a great place to have it rebuilt. I have used them and was very pleased with the results. Look at supplier reviews for more info.
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Re: Vega Fuel Tank?

Postby GZM1970 » Mon Aug 14, 2023 2:52 pm

jim327monza wrote:Pea gravel works great for cleaning inside the tank . look into a product called RedCoat to re line the inside of the tank to seal and protect the inside. as for the out side I used flexseal. look great and helps to protect the out side. for your sending unit, Tristarradiator is a great place to have it rebuilt. I have used them and was very pleased with the results. Look at supplier reviews for more info.
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Great! , thank you for all the info Jim.
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