You are here:

Classic/Antique Car Repair/REPAIR OF MODEL A FORD GAS TANK

Advertisement


Question
DO YOU KNOW OF ANY PLACE IN PHOENIX AZ THAT CUTS OPEN THE GAS TANK AND WELDS IT BACK AFTER CLEANING?

Answer
No, but I'm sure there are shops around who would do it.  Call around to muffler and tire shops.  You will find one.  I have never heard of anyone cutting the tank apart.  Usually they clean it with chemicals and put something in the tank like a chain and rotate the tank and knock all the junk loose, then slosh it with a plastic coating.  The Tire Kindom near me will do it in SC.  Since you are dealing with a gas tank, a few people will not want to do it, but there is not much danger just cleaning it out.  I have heard of tanks being welded to fix leaks.  Good luck.  jack

Classic/Antique Car Repair

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


jack bahm

Expertise

Only repair type questions on the 1928-1931 Ford Model A.

Experience

Owned one when I was 15 yrs old, and now have owned 5. Still own and play with 2 of them.

Organizations
Oakleaf region of MARC. Model A Restorers Club. I have put several Model A videos on the Oakleaf site that may be of help. Things like how to start the A, how to Time it, how to troubleshoot it.. Go to oakleafregion.org and you will find them. Also, go to youtube.com and search for "jackbahm" and you will find over a hundred videos. Many about the Model A and our outings. jack

Publications
"More than you need to know about cars." Just a small book for Car Nuts. Blurb.com "Model A Ford Tips and Hints" Blurb.com "Get A Horse" (What to do when Henry's Lady quits on you.) Blurb.com or Snyder's Antique Parts. "Engineering Stuff" (For the Kid who likes to take things apart and get them back together). Kids book for ages 10-16. Blurb.com 2012 Many Model A movies that can be found on youtube.com/jackbahm

Education/Credentials
BSME LSU, 1958, Masters of automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute of engineering, 1960, MBA Mich State, 1976. Worked as an engineer at Chrysler from 1958 to the end of 1991.

Awards and Honors
Two patents while working in auto industry. Go to this site for my Model A videos. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhL36Rc6o5MI4aqHM-yfhqcze8Qq6aS9s

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.