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Aug 3, 2007, 8:36 PM

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I tested my gas gauge by grounding the gauge wire to the frame with the key on and the gauge went to full. I think this means the tank unit has probably fallen to the bottom of the tank because of age. Question: Should I replace the entire gas tank as well as the gauge unit or just have the tank cleaned.
Where does one take a gas tank to be cleaned and is it really worth it over buying a new tank?


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 4, 2007, 6:52 AM

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Is the tank in bad shape? You can replace just the sender unit in the tank. I think they were a brass float and it may have filled up with gas and falls to the bottom. Tank and gauge would be sold separately and should be easy to find for a popular car liike that. May not be original stuff but would work fine.

Try to get in a Mustang Club on line or whatever as you'll find people who have hoarded NOS parts for these things,

T



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Aug 4, 2007, 10:14 AM

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Tom, the tank is original and the car has been a garage queen for many years. It's all original and used only for show. (unrestored class) Oil changed every three months and radiator every 12 months. Yes, babied something terrible. Always a first place winner, but once a second in the past 25 years. Man you should have seen the Stang that took first place in that show. Thanks for the tips. Bob.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 4, 2007, 11:12 AM

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Hi,

I an old fart and remember all these cars in the showroom new. Collected and restored 65, 2-66 T-Birds, 69 Lincoln, 70 Olds 98, 61 F-85, own 3 88-89 Town Cars right now and I stubbornly refuse to own a new car. Almost bought a 64 Caddy CDV as new - never wet - with just 21K and should have bought that sucker. That 98 had the W-30 motor (rare) 455 and would blow the doors off of most musle cars!

Fastest car was a super rare 68 Cougar XR7 - GTE with factory R-code 427, factory trick C-6 auto and should have been illegal with the power it had. Ford could only make 500 of them new or they would have had to meet some regulations that it didn't with the power it had.

Somehow I got interested in the luxo boats. With some age comes less interest in the speed.

Your car must be awesome if an unrestored pup. 67 was perhaps one of Ford's best years ever. Where about are you? There's a wicked neat annual car show in Loudon, NH at the speedway there.

I've never been to the grandest meet in Carlisle, PA but would consider it,

T



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Aug 5, 2007, 12:01 AM

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I never was a real fan of the Mustang (I liked the big Fords) until I bought the 67. I needed a second car for work and a friend of mine was selling it as his wife was getting a new T-Bird. This was in 1981. They bought it from the original owner and it was only used to go to her bridge games and a little shopping. I bought the car and then I began to detail it out. Next came the shows and the fine detailing got serious. Everything has been maintained as close as possible to original. I detailed the engine compartment, the under carriage, trunk etc. The only thing replaced was the carpet as a heater core leak took care of that. (I lose points for that) The paint is Fords original Diamond Luster with only several small touch up spots. The trunk mat, dash pad, seats and rest of the interior is original as well. The problem with an original is keeping it from any damage. If you do then you start losing unrestored points and before you know it you will end up in the restored class and thats when a complete ground up usually becomes necessary. Getting dings and dents on restored cars can be fixed, but damage to an unrestored ride can be devastating. The car has never been out of San Diego. My other Mustang is a 1990 GT Hatch which I bought new. It just turned 4000 miles. It was supposed to be the 25 year anniversary car, but Ford decided not to do it. All Ford did was put a 25 year emblem on the dash. Other cars are a 1969 Pontiac Catalina that I bought new and is totally original and I show it also. A 1977 Buick Electra Limited, also original including paint. It has 150,000 miles on it and uses no oil and Transmission never touched except for fluid changes. This is by far the best car I have ever owned. A 1999 ZX2, and a 1998 F150 that Ford also called their 50TH Anniversary truck, but only put a decal in the back window. Good old Ford.


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Aug 5, 2007, 2:55 AM

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hey - I had a 79 Electra Limited (never used the word "Electra" on the car??) but was the last real Buick splayed crankshaft 350 X code they made and it was tough and a nice car. Lacked HP as the 70s were in full battle to make cars fuel efficient and not pollute as much and it was a technical nightmare for auto makers to do both at once then.

Later the all cast iron engines gave way to aluminum heads which was proven not to last in the 50s but did get the HP up and emissions down at the cost of a routine head gasket job if you are like me and keep cars forever. Had a 76 LeSabre with the X code 350 had the power but the body felt like a trash can and was. GM really wanted to get rid of the large car fleet and lost ground to Ford for a while over that. Now I think both GM and Ford will lose to competition that watches and laughs at the mistakes they continue to make,

T



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Aug 5, 2007, 10:37 AM

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Tom, The 79 was a nice Buick also and had a better looking rear end then the 77.
My 77 is the 225 Electra Limited. R code which is the Oldsmobile 350. It was put in the Buick as it had 20 Hp more then the Buick 350 engine. This was only put in the Electra's as far as I know. This Buick is a sleeper for its size. I have scooted away from many a non-believers who thought they had an edge on take off from a dead stop or hiting passing gear at higher speeds. Its only 170 HP and I believe that is from the rear wheels. Not sure on the torq. 77 was the first year Buick down sized, but this car is still not that easy to fit in most garages. My wife says this car looks old. I tell her that is probably what most people say as I pass them. Luv these old Irons.






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