Holy cr#%^p. Could have ended with the fuel tank in my lap

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Holy cr#%^p. Could have ended with the fuel tank in my lap
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rolf Oehman on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 02:14 pm:

I've been chasing an annoying rattle lately. I came from under the cowl. Was pretty sure it was the gas tank. Had to do a clean out because it was pretty rusty, so I removed the tank. No webbing, no cardboard and no rubber padding on the tank straps. This must be the reason causing the noise I thought.
But with the tank out I could look up under the cowl. Surprise.
Both metal rails that hold the tank had broken off close to the eyelets. Clean like somebody had cut trough with a hacksaw.
Guess its metal fatigue. Looks like its been like that a long time because the break points where not fresh.Boy am I glad i found out, before the tank eventually broke loose. Anyone experienced something similar ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard E Moore Jr. Pickwick lake Tenn. on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 08:06 pm:

You'd think Henry would stand by that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Young in Mays Landing, NJ on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:13 pm:

Man, you sure got me thinking. I've been looking for a rattle too, in that area, and just can not find it. I hope it's not like yours!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:21 pm:

I wonder how many others are like that, or close to it. They have been around a long time! metal fatigue!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:29 am:

One gallon of gasoline weighs about six pounds. Nine gallons would weigh 54 and the tank weighs, I don't know--let's say six pounds. So, you've got 60 or so pounds suspended from those two narrow straps and bouncing over lousy roads for decades. No wonder the straps crack. Yikes!


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