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Old September 8th, 2013, 02:14 AM
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Default Re: 62 GMC build

Decided to tackle the fuel tank today...
It smelled really bad and the previous owner used a stick to see how much fuel was in the tank. He said it came out black the other day when he tried it

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Removing the tank wasn't bad except it was nearly full of the nastiest, stinkiest stuff that actually burns your skin the second it touches it.
I hosed it out and drained it repeatedly and rusty stuff still came out of it. So I decided to pull the sending unit...

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Pretty obvious why this one doesn't work (other than it wasn't designed to gauge rusty caustic goo)


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Luckily for me Tuckers is pretty close by and had everything in stock.

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It went together fairly easily except the o.d. of the new fuel filler tube was larger than the original so the old clamps were no bueno. I had some laying around so no biggie. I also forgot to put the gasket over the fuel sending unit so I did that step twice

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A quick stop at NAPA after Tuckers got me a new fuel filter and some new fuel line. Their "Gold" line look just like Wiks filters and that is a good thing! None of the part numbers I have worked for a new canister so I used the old one that I crushed a little while removing.
Please don't lay under my truck until I can locate a new one.

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...and I apologize if my rust free floors have you jealous but it's about time I got a good one! My other project just hit 12 years and to most it looks worse than when I got it.

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I almost bought a new battery but luckily I looked for something in the other truck and forgot about the one that came out of the other other other project, my daughters Cherokee. SCORE!

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Next is to clean up the 500 Holley, remove the choke plate from a doner carb and install it, and figure out the throttle linkage, choke linkage, and fuel lines.
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