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1953 GMC Gas Tank Install #1311299
Mon May 20 2019 08:49 PM
Mon May 20 2019 08:49 PM
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buckaroo01  Offline OP
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laguna niguel, ca
I am putting a new Spectra gas tank (inside cab) in my 1953 GMC. My question is the old one I removed did not have a shut off valve on the nipple from the tank under the car, should I install one when I put the new tank in ? Any specific type ?

Re: 1953 GMC Gas Tank Install [Re: buckaroo01] #1311320
Mon May 20 2019 10:22 PM
Mon May 20 2019 10:22 PM
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49 3100  Offline
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Taos NM
Get the one from Jim Carter truck parts--I just did..

Re: 1953 GMC Gas Tank Install [Re: buckaroo01] #1311334
Tue May 21 2019 12:59 AM
Tue May 21 2019 12:59 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Virginia
When I replace a tank, I like to plug the hole in the bottom of the tank and upgrade to the type of sending unit which has the fuel pickup attached to it, heading down into the tank from the top. It has a nice filter sock on the end of it and you will never have another issue of crud settling in the hole in the bottom of the tank, causing a miserable intermittent blockage of fuel.
The one you need is for a '54-'59.
You will need to route a fuel line through the floor, up along the front of the tank, then to the fitting on the sending unit. Copper-nickle line makes this chore a breeze. No bending tool required.
Carl


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