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BigD69 01-21-2019 02:53 PM

Are you in need of an original 427 fuel line? I also have a real good vinyl graphics guy I use to restore old race cars. Im not sure where your located, Im in Central Ohio.

R68GTO 01-21-2019 09:58 PM

Sounds like you're somebody I need to talk to....sent you a PM!

Martin 01-27-2019 10:57 AM

Great thread, thanks for posting the pics of all the little details you are coming across, I find it all very interesting & educational

R68GTO 03-10-2019 09:37 PM

It's been a little while.....
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Did some work on my fuel tank this weekend. My ambitions to save it are not as good as they once were...we'll see where it ends up. Anyway found some interesting stuff for the guys that care about some details.
I'll start with some pics before I tore into it. Below photos show sending unit wire routing, tape size/method, adhesive application, and jute pad. I'm not sure I understand the purpose of the jute pad especially when it's under the sending unit wire? I believe all this stuff to assembly line original. If anyone sees something that indicates otherwise, please chime in.

69LM1 03-11-2019 05:43 PM

I have seen the same pad under several tanks I have removed over the years. Don't have any input as to why either.


R68GTO 03-12-2019 12:46 AM

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Here's some more photos of the sending unit wire with a part number(?), o-ring seal, and sending unit itself. When I removed the tank from the car, there was "loose stuff" rattling around inside. Pulled these four critters out.....non-metallic - look like chunks of galvanize coating? Kinda weird...maybe were laying in there before the two halves of the tank were assembled together?

R68GTO 03-12-2019 11:16 PM

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Here's some more details on the tape that held the ground wire to the rubber isolator on the 3/8" fuel line as well as the isolator and it's position on the line. Also started stripping some of the junk off the tank. Found overspray remnants of the "ice blue" that was the base color for the Rat's Nest paint scheme in 1970/71:biggthumpup:

R68GTO 03-17-2019 12:13 AM

Original fuel tank stencil.....
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More work on the tank today - more "ice blue" overspray is evident from the "Rat's Nest" paint scheme. Removing layers of crud revealed the original stencil! The stencil is dead center L-R on the tank, with the Wheeling Pitt logo right below where the recess starts to angle up. It is much easier to read in person than what shows in the photos, but I did the best I could for you guys. Last photo was my quick attempt to recreate the letter/numbers with some photo-shop work. I could not make out what was under the "1969" but in person you can definitely tell something is there. If anyone has seen this version before and have more details of the stencil, please let me know as I will eventually recreate it on the car as part of the resto.

69LM1 03-17-2019 02:55 PM

That's cool, hav'nt seen that before.

R68GTO 03-21-2019 11:29 PM

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Did some work stripping down the hardware off my header panel and lower valence. Both pieces are in perfect condition with no signs of dent repair or rust. Both pieces show the original Lemans Blue paint under the fastener clips. As always, if you see something not original or correct, please help me out.

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