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Gas tank swap

1463 Views 8 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  pintopkp
It seems no matter how hard I try, I can't get the metal tank on my Suburban clean enough i.e. getting it to not transmit rust into the float bowl. Also, since I have a "new" carb coming from, the last thing I want to do is foul it all up with crap from my..well....crappy tank. So, two questions:

1. I have a plastic tank from a '76 Sears ST10X coming to me soon; dimensions seems to be close to that of the old metal tank. Might be a stupid question, but is there any reason I can't just slap the plastic tank on next to the battery in place of the old metal one and fab something up to hold it there (not sure if the original metal straps will fit and they seem like a pain in the arse to re-attach anyway)?

2. What kind of fuel filters do you guys use? The cheap little ones with the metal screen in them, or the ones with actual filter paper?

Thanks again.
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Put a small magnet on the bottom of the tank ,away from the fuel outlet..all the powdery rust will stay where the magnet is...I used a large speaker magnet on a rusty truck gas tank ,if I didn't put the magnet on it I'd have had to replace the gas filter every week or even sooner..never clogged another filter after the magnet was installed..
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