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    Worm in gas tank?

    I just got my gas tank back from cleaning and the shop showed me what looks line a 3 inch worm curled up and encrusted on the bottom of the tank. Poking it with a metal rod did not seem to dislodge it so I'm wondering if it is some British artifact. I'll try to get a picture of it.
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    Re: Worm in gas tank?

    SHOOPAL,
    I have not heard of any museums that collect or display such artifacts. I am sure that many of us have discovered such priceless gems.
    Maybe a previous owner ran out of gas and poured in some of the Mexican beer/ drink that has the worm in it.
    Just keep smiling.
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    Re: Worm in gas tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by charleyf View Post
    ...I have not heard of any museums that collect or display such artifacts...
    Maybe these guys would take it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Th...de_attraction)

    Could it be an old repair?

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    Re: Worm in gas tank?

    Given how easy it is to drop something into a gas tank, and the difficulty of getting it out again, I'm surprised that people don't find more strange objects in tanks when they are removed for service.
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    Offspring of the worm gear?
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    Re: Worm in gas tank?

    Hi George
    I managed to finally scrape it out. Looked like a dead worm all right. No repair, clean under it.
    Glad to give some opportunity for humor.
    I thought about the tequila joke but I couldn't figure out how to get it in.

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    Re: Worm in gas tank?

    Cannot help with the worm, but here is a mouse that did not get out of the way in time when the choke was pulled on a tr3. That hard pulling choke is good for something. My dadís friend always told me to invent a better mouse trap and get rich!

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    Re: Worm in gas tank?

    Mine has a paint stirring stick in it.....from when the fuel gauge wasn't working.

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