Author Topic: check out rear gas tank! Shades of exploding Pintos!  (Read 218 times)

Offline cudabob496

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72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"




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Re: check out rear gas tank! Shades of exploding Pintos!
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017 - 10:48:52 pm »
I flipped a '51 Ford F1 and was trapped inside with the behind the seat in cab gas tank pouring gas , the wiring on fire and the engine trying to start on April Fools Day 1989 so I think I may move that gas tank if owned.
67 440
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 382,031 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390

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Re: check out rear gas tank! Shades of exploding Pintos!
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017 - 12:13:54 am »
Glad you survived!
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"


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Re: check out rear gas tank! Shades of exploding Pintos!
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017 - 01:07:55 am »
Thanks,
 the worst part was after having the totaled truck delivered to Kansas from Ohio , buying an original cab in Independence Missouri , installing the cab in a motel parking lot  Merriam Kansas, storing the truck in Kansas for 5 years , towing the truck from Kansas to South Florida with a stop in Indiana to replace the rear end when the left axle and wheel exited the vehicle and bounced across the road, placing the truck on my property and then after 1- 1/2 years on the property the truck was stolen.
Never should have trusted it on the property when I wasn't living there.Only have the VIN tag and rear view mirror from the vehicle, liked that flathead , non syncronized three on the tree.
67 440
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 382,031 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390