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Re: New gas tank from LMC
jayhawkdoug #1350512 Wed Mar 18 2020 02:39 PM
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I ll second that. Put a spectra premium in a 49 gmc. Perfect fit. No headaches. John


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Re: New gas tank from LMC
jayhawkdoug #1350519 Wed Mar 18 2020 04:13 PM
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Post from over 10 years ago
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...ou-install-that-gas-tank.html#Post597440
This issue has been discussed but a reminder is good for new members

Re: New gas tank from LMC
jayhawkdoug #1350606 Wed Mar 18 2020 11:34 PM
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i would comment but i would be banished for vendor bashing...............its happened before!


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Re: New gas tank from LMC
jayhawkdoug #1350637 Thu Mar 19 2020 02:27 AM
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I am sure that the reason for the larger outlet is for the people who install V8s in there trucks, that need more fuel flow.
I suspect they just figure people will use an adapter to fit whatever size one needs.


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Re: New gas tank from LMC
Pre '68 Dave #1350642 Thu Mar 19 2020 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Pre '68 Dave
I am sure that the reason for the larger outlet is for the people who install V8s in there trucks, that need more fuel flow.
I suspect they just figure people will use an adapter to fit whatever size one needs.
If they expected people to do that, at least they'd use pipe threads in the outlet instead of some weird threads that you have to hunt to find an adapter. With pipe threads, it would be a snap to adapt the original 1/8 NPT threaded outlet. You can find a bushing just about anywhere.


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Re: New gas tank from LMC
jayhawkdoug #1350655 Thu Mar 19 2020 11:30 AM
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The bottom outlet was not the only issue on some of the overseas tanks
If bottom threads are metric it might be difficult finding an Adapter to 1/8 npt

The filler neck at times would not align

....Denny’s example...

Re: New gas tank from LMC
jayhawkdoug #1350694 Thu Mar 19 2020 05:11 PM
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Wish this post was out there a year ago.. Got a tank from a local shop for a '49 3100 with the misaligned filler neck and the profile would not fit the mounting brackets on the floor without modifying them brackets.


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