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  • What Success Has or Did Redi-Strip Have with Gas Tanks?

    I know this is kind of an odd way to start a post. Back about 30 years ago when I began the restoration of my 1930 coupe there was a Redi-Strip near Allentown PA. I had them do several of my parts including the gas tank. The gas tank was installed in the car without any further work done to it except a good slosh with gasoline. Moving forward to now, I'm running with a pencil type filter on the shut off valve and a cast iron sediment bowl prior to the carburetor. I've often wondered what the status of my gas tank is along with the pencil filter after all these years and yes I'm well aware of that old adage "if it's not broke then don't fix it". Having said that I still wonder if I'm on the verge of rust problems in my gas. I've read the posts in Fuel System Basics and Filtering Options, great information there. Any other suggestions regarding a fuel system rust "checkup" procedure would be most appreciated.

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    I've removed my screen from the filler neck, and looked inside my tank. It looks mint, but I still use the tank valve filter as a precaution.

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      MMO adds a little bit of a coating to the inside walls of the tank. If you're not having any symptoms and the sediment // standup is staying decently clean I wouldn't loose to much sleep over it.
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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