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TuffTR250
06-05-2012, 11:16 AM
Is this a good deal on an aluminum gas tank for a 1961 TR3? My radiator guy says it will cost about $275 to boil out, repair and line my old steel tank. Thanks!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIUMPH-TR3-B-LA...=item564a9ca0a7 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIUMPH-TR3-B-LATE-ALUMINUM-FUEL-TANK-/370618966183?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &vxp=mtr&hash=item564a9ca0a7)

Regards,
Bob

TR4nut
06-05-2012, 12:44 PM
A friend of mine bought one from that ebay vendor a few months ago. It was good quality and an easy bolt in replacement. Only minor issue I think he had was the tank had a little dust in it and he wound up clogging a filter initially. But that problem was quickly resolved.

luke44
06-05-2012, 12:56 PM
I bought one. The way I figured it, the chance of internal rusting with a steel tank given the car is not driven all year, and given todays gas, it was well worth it.

It was <span style="font-style: italic">so</span> pretty I just couldn't bring myself to paint it, so I clear coated it. Easy install too -- fit perfectly. I'm very happy with it.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6939766385_7b3deb3b61_z.jpg

Another picture from the front....

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7181/6857999408_607c78cc80_z.jpg

PatGalvin
06-05-2012, 01:21 PM
darn that's pretty. Luke, you have one shiny TR3! Could eat off the floor pans or the shop floor. That's impressive. Some are scared just to walk through my garage!!

Pat

hondo402000
06-05-2012, 02:37 PM
unless you have holes in your tank I think you can get a POR gas tank sealer for around 50 buck that will seal any rust in that tank

I did mine on my TR6, I also sand blasted the interior by sticking the sand blasting hose in the taknk and just moving it around for about 15 minutes, plus the sand stays in the tank, you can vacuum it out and reuse the sand, when done vacuum the sand out and pour the sealer in, swirl around and you are done, been 3 years and no issues I think it will seal small pin holes too

Hondo