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Gas tank find
#1393338 Tue Jan 19 2021 02:03 AM
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I removed the fill spout on my 3600 under bed tank today. I am going to build a new tank and will reuse the spout. I was going to look at the sending unit but there was a baffle in the way. But I found this instead.

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lumbersawyer #1393346 Tue Jan 19 2021 02:34 AM
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Thats quite a find. Got to wonder, what they were doing when they lost that set of pliers!

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lumbersawyer #1393352 Tue Jan 19 2021 03:22 AM
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Maybe original from a truck tool kit .treasure


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Re: Gas tank find
KEVINSKI #1393361 Tue Jan 19 2021 06:01 AM
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Nice find! That sending unit should come right out the top. I removed the original sending unit from my '48 Chevy that was frozen tight but after a few days of soaking with Deep Creep it freed up. Still working a couple of years later even with the original cork float.

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lumbersawyer #1394762 Thu Jan 28 2021 08:15 PM
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Lumbersawyer Bet those are not chinese made!!

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fixite7 #1396267 Sun Feb 07 2021 10:26 PM
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I threw them in a can of E85 to clean off the gunk, used a small hand wire brush to clean the rest off. no. 226 MADE IN THE USA . Does anybody recognize them? I also found a double open end wrench laying on the cement that fell after I removed the wood bed in the box. Definitely from back in that time period.

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lumbersawyer #1396308 Mon Feb 08 2021 02:27 AM
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Looks like the ones that came in the "took kit"...is there a "V" cast into the handles?

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lumbersawyer #1396311 Mon Feb 08 2021 02:52 AM
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Exactly where on the handles? They are quite worn.

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lumbersawyer #1396358 Mon Feb 08 2021 12:42 PM
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The early OEM tool kit had two tool suppliers, one of which was Vilchek, the other McKaig-Hatch. Vilchek would mark their tools with a V. One easily identifiable Vilchek characteristic is a "swoop" in the handles which yours don't have. I have no idea how long GM used those suppliers.
The V is to the left of the Forged in USA stamp. [lh3.googleusercontent.com]

Additional info. [1941chevrolet.com]

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lumbersawyer #1396364 Mon Feb 08 2021 01:20 PM
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