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« Reply #240 on: February 10, 2012, 04:29:17 AM »


Some of the older tanks were terne plated (lead) lined inside and out,
but not sure when that changed. Guys I know with hi-buck Packards, Cad
v12s etc who went the tank
sealing route using the Hirsch/Eastwood type sealer after quite a few
years and even alky gas have had no problems at all, and the new stuff
is
actually formulated for current E-10 gas. If they can put it in their
$100K+
cars with success it's good enough for me. Bawby would know what the resto shops are doing.



That said, a new tank isn't
all THAT expensive - maybe $230-ish? I know I can get one for a Forward
Look for that.  So if one were keeping the car longer term, I'd
say it's a good investment for peace of mind. 
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« Reply #241 on: February 10, 2012, 05:36:07 AM »




New tank is a minimum 300 dolars plus freight.  NAPA can get me one for 469.00 plus freight....
  I was trying to keep this a low dollar cruiser, but I think I'm going to fail that low dollar part....  I do wish I were working with somehting like a 300, or New Yorker, rather than a plain jane Newport without power brakes....carrman2012-02-10 10:39:27
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« Reply #242 on: February 10, 2012, 05:50:15 AM »

So it sounds like the boiling and Eastwood sounds to be a worthwhile solution. The old terne surfaces which was lead and tin, worked fine and dandy because gasoline used to have lead in it to begin with, but it took quite a few years to get rusty, new tanks are great because they are plastic and tougher than heck. Anyway.
 
Don't be upset in putting money into a lowly Newport. Here is the proper perspective to think of this, because it could be said our cars are better than our wives and here is how looks matter. You can marry a beautiful woman (a 300), or you can marry a homely woman (a Newport), but chances are a beautiful woman will leave you (or someone steal or wreck your 300), which is not to say the same thing could happen with a homely woman (like the Newport), the difference is, it doesn't hurt as much with the Newport.
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« Reply #243 on: February 10, 2012, 07:02:47 AM »



I'm not upset, I just wish it were the higher line car.....  Suppose I save some headaches by not having a 440 under the hood....
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« Reply #244 on: February 10, 2012, 07:46:19 AM »

Personally I like the low-line cars better. Less to go wrong, I especially hate power windows.

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« Reply #245 on: February 10, 2012, 07:47:22 AM »

Yeah, I know what you mean, but Newports are still nice cars, ride is the same as a 300 and all that, but that's understandable, but bet you save a little on the insurance and doing things under the hood and changing things for the better are easier on the cringe-factor if done copared to the 300 or New Yorker, right?
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« Reply #246 on: February 10, 2012, 08:14:14 AM »



Well I don't have the joy of changing 440 plugs, and the fun of A/C and the barrell of snakes it puts under the hood....  My Newport has a one family history, and that's part of the appeal to me.  It just needs a few thousand thrown at it.  I have to remember plain jane 4 doors were part of the automotive scene in the 60's too, not everyone had a 2 door.  Now, if only the wife would let me have a T&C.......  And, I don't have to worry about the evil of a vinyl top!
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« Reply #247 on: February 10, 2012, 08:15:49 AM »



I blame Lea for getting me to be taken with the '68 New Yorker.  I just fell in love with the look of his old ride.
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« Reply #248 on: February 10, 2012, 11:29:09 AM »


Quote from: carrman

Well I don't have the joy of changing 440 plugs, and the fun of A/C and the barrell of snakes it puts under the hood....  My Newport has a one family history, and that's part of the appeal to me.  It just needs a few thousand thrown at it.  I have to remember plain jane 4 doors were part of the automotive scene in the 60's too, not everyone had a 2 door.  Now, if only the wife would let me have a T&C.......  And, I don't have to worry about the evil of a vinyl top!
You're right about the top.  I finally tore off the rest of mine before Polaraco became a convertible
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« Reply #249 on: February 11, 2012, 06:18:38 AM »

I'd bet if you took it to a show more people would look at the 4 dr
than a 2 dr...'cause everybody knew somebody once with "one just like
that".  2 drs at a typical show... booorring!   

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« Reply #250 on: February 11, 2012, 11:05:17 AM »

The beastie in question:
 

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« Reply #251 on: February 11, 2012, 02:09:58 PM »



Why did I think that was bronze?
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« Reply #252 on: February 15, 2012, 03:57:25 PM »

Ayup, the tank rust was causing my out of fuel under high demand.  New glass type filter with replaceable cartridge and I have all the power I want now.  Tanks gotta come down.
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« Reply #253 on: February 15, 2012, 04:15:02 PM »



That will do it.  Dodn't take long did it.  Still run 2 filters to keep it out of the carb until you get the tank done.
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« Reply #254 on: February 15, 2012, 04:20:22 PM »

I did replace that line anyway, but when I saw that filter, I knew what the story was.
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