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  • I need to know the capacity of the fuel tank in a '47 M5 pickup

    A friend is going to put his car on display in a public venue and the local fire department insists that the gas tank is at least 1/4 full and they will not trust the gas gauge. They want to know the total capacity so they can ensure that it is at least 1/4 full. Thanks!
    Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
    '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
    '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
    '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

  • #2
    It is 18 gallons.
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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    • #3
      Thanks VERY much Richard!
      Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
      '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
      '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
      '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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      • #4
        Really, so you have to drain it and let them watch you pour 4 1/2 Gallons in it?

        The New Car shows always wanted them empty, hence the Drain Cock on the Tank of the Factory "Show Jobs".
        I am surprised ANY Fuel is allowed.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          I'm surprised it's a contrived problem at all. Too many TV lawyers seem to have gotten involved.

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          • #6
            I am not at the display venue. I'll ask my friend to get an explanation from the fire department.
            Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
            '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
            '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
            '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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            • #7
              I think you can't have over a 1/4 tank to show. Fire hazard with full tanks if something leaks. At least that is what we face in Ohio on inside shows.
              Randy Wilkin
              1946 M5 Streetrod
              Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

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              • #8
                1/4 of tank capacity, locking gas cap, battery disconnected, and a dry powder fire extinguisher seems to be the norm for dislaying cars indoors.....

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