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1/30/13 9:44pm - Original Message: 'cleaning a fuel tank'
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Chesapeake, VA - USA

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1969 convertible 427 4speed

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I have a 1969 with the originial fuel tank. I believe that I have some trash in the tank. You can see small black dots on the sides of the tank. I started having a problem with the carb flooding out when the car is at idle. I had the carb rebuilt a few months ago. The car has been running good until about a week ago. My mechanic suggested that maybe some trash has got into a carb jet needle and is causing the flooding. He suggested cleaning  the tank out and replace the fuel filter. Any suggestions on how to best clean the tank? I was thinking of pumping out all the gas and then cleaning the tank with some rags and wipe the dirt and junk out.
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1/31/13 12:20pm - Reply: 'Re: cleaning a fuel tank'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Eastwood has some great how to videos on their site. I think you need to drop the tank to do it right......
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