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  • Gas Tank Capacity?

    ...on a 64 GT Hawk?
    Lou Van Anne
    62 Champ
    64 R2 GT Hawk
    79 Avanti II

  • #2
    My '61 is 18 gallons,I'd imagine the GT is the same,since they didn't change hardly anything,underneath on the GTs.
    Oglesby,Il.

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    • #3
      My 63 GT also is 18 gallons

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      • #4
        For anyone else that needs to know with different Models; ALL '53 to '66 Studebaker Cars and 1/2 to 1 Ton Trucks without optional Tanks hold 18 Gallons except Avantis which are 21 Gal.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          My 64 cruiser holds 18 gal per the books, but the most I have ever been able to put in the tank, even when I ran out of gas was 12 gallons. I am thinking I need to clean it out.

          Mark

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          • #6
            Or maybe take the Dents out. Six Gallons is a Lot, maybe the pickup tube has raised off of the near bottom.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Thanks, that's what I thought.
              Lou Van Anne
              62 Champ
              64 R2 GT Hawk
              79 Avanti II

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              • #8
                I worked on a Pontiac back in the late 70's where his gas tank was reduced in size by about 1/3. He lived on a gravel road and drove so fast that the flying stones beat the front of the tank back little by little until when the car was a couple years old he's lost a lot of capacity. I installed a new tank, and added a rubber flap in front of it, and suggested he slow down on gravel roads. I'd remove the sending unit and have a look inside the tank, because as Rich said the pickup tube must be raised, or someone put something in the tank, or it got collapsed.

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                • #9
                  I have not seen any dents in my tank, that's why I am thinking it is junk in the tank. I will have to pull it to be sure. Thanks for the confirmation!

                  Mark

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bullet View Post
                    I have not seen any dents in my tank, that's why I am thinking it is junk in the tank. I will have to pull it to be sure. Thanks for the confirmation!

                    Mark
                    I cannot imagine six gallons of junk in the tank, nor why anyone would install a fuel cell filler block. It will be interesting to hear what you find. I usually gas up at 13-15 gallons down. A 12 gallon tank would be quite an inconvenience.

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                    • #11
                      I'm wondering if the tank vent got plugged, could the pull from the fuel pump be enough to collapse the tank?

                      This will be interesting to find out what the problem is.

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