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10-30-2006, 03:57 PM
I have something floating in my gas tank. I am going to try to flush it first through the drain hole, but if that does not work- Can you pull the tank without removing body parts? This is a 1960 tR3A.


Don Elliott
10-30-2006, 04:19 PM
If you need to remove the tank, you will need to empty your trunk and remove the back-board whigh hided the tank. The you will need to remove the interior padding for the rear seat. Then you remove 4 bolts holding the tank straps down. Then you will have to remove the chromed gas tank filler cap. This is easier on a late TR3A (after Comm. No. TS-60000) but if you have the earlier type you will probably have to cut through the rubber hose just below the filler cap to remove it all. See the attachment . It's a late TR3A TS-81551-L.

10-30-2006, 04:40 PM
Perfect. Now that I see the picture, I remember putting the tank in about 8-10 years ago. Thanks, I hope the flushing works first.


10-30-2006, 04:41 PM
A floater in yer gas tank? You better notify
Sarah over at CSI. She and Warrick specialize
in "floaters".


Russ Austin
10-30-2006, 11:16 PM
There are certain things we see in the Ohio river that we call floaters as well, don't like floaters!