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    I run out of gas after about using about 8 gallons. please see my update as a reply. thank everybody for responding.
    Jim Rostron
    Jim Rostron

  • #2
    How bad is the tank? Just years of crud or big holesand rust. Is the car running?

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    • #3
      If it may be just pinhole rust, I have had good results with Eastwood's tank sealer. When a friend of mine was over the house, we coated the tanks on his Sunbeam Tiger & he dripped a bit on the concrete. To this day it's still there. Wont chip off when hit with a hammer- very durable & is resistant to the newer additives mandated for air quality.

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      • #4
        I have used Gas Tank Renu on two gas tanks with very good results. If you are in S. NJ there is a franchise in Philadelphia:

        http://www.merchantcircle.com/busine...c.610-358-3277


        Dan White
        64 R1 GT
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        Dan White
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        • #5
          Here's update: looked into the tank with flashlight, tank is extremly clean! tried to move the feed line in the tank with a rod and the feed line was solid and would not move. still run out of gas after using about 8 gallons. there are all new lines after the tank and new fuel pump. there is pressure after the pump when I take the line off. next weekend I'm going to try blowing through the line from the front of engine into the gas tank. any other suggestions???????

          Jim Rostron
          Jim Rostron

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by mnmfive

            next weekend I'm going to try blowing through the line from the front of engine into the gas tank. any other suggestions???????
            Yeah... make sure you take the gas cap off before trying to back-flush the lines. BTDT... [B)]

            Also check your gas cap- it may not be venting the tank properly as you drive. Vacuum builds up, and the fuel-pump can't overcome it.

            Ray


            Specializing in Studebaker Restoration
            Ray

            www.raylinrestoration.com
            Specializing in Studebaker Restoration

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            • #7
              Hi Jim, glad to see you here! If I remember our phone conversation correctly, this is a '58 President "J" body 2dr. Hardtop with 289 and Automatic. This year/model definitely does get a vented gas cap. If nothing else worked, check or replace it with a Stant Cap from NAPA or other "Good" Parts Store and make sure it says "VENTED"! [^]

              A wrong or clogged cap, WILL cause this condition as Ray said! [:0]

              Your parts were shipped today, thanks.

              StudeRich
              Studebakers Northwest
              Ferndale, WA
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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