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 Posted: 09-20-2014 03:47 pm
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Jensen Healey

Joined: 03-11-2005
Location: San Anselmo, California USA
Posts: 983
Beware of the leaky aluminum fuel tanks from Jorge.

I just removed the tank from 19753 and cleaned it to bare metal. The tank is pretty light when empty, so there's not a significant weight savings going to alloy.

I filled the pitted areas with JB Weld and covered the bottom with two layers of fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin to prevent further rusting.

The inside of the tank is pristine and there's a tag soldered on the side from LA Radiator Shop so this isn't the first time it's been repaired.

13148 Still going strong
19753 Restoration proceeding in fits and starts