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#16 Gtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2016 - 03:05 PM

Thanx Chris.

 

I get long winded when I take muscle relaxers, pain pills and sleeping pills all at once.  I was really suffering last night after leaning over the Heep working on it so I might have been slightly overmedicated.    



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Posted August 23, 2016 - 06:07 PM

Thanx Chris.

I get long winded when I take muscle relaxers, pain pills and sleeping pills all at once. I was really suffering last night after leaning over the Heep working on it so I might have been slightly overmedicated.


I enjoyed your story very much! I'd loved to of been there working on it with you!

Very cool vehicle. Any more pictures of it?
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Posted August 23, 2016 - 06:33 PM

I want pics of you in a dress! Good reading!


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Posted August 23, 2016 - 08:57 PM

I want pics of you in a dress! Good reading!

I'll see if cat has one that'll fit me.  :poke:


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Posted August 23, 2016 - 09:16 PM

I'll get more pics next time its out in the sunlight.


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Posted August 24, 2016 - 09:15 AM

Glad to hear you're making progress, Kris. Keep up the good work!


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:27 PM

Over a month later but it just now cooled off to where I can get back on this thing.

 

Went to town today with the goal of removing the gas tank from the Heep [Jeep].

Timed it just right so I could take the MRS out for lunch first.  Since she has a job where she has to work 40 hours every week,  a lunch date helps break up the torture of employment.  They want her to work overtime but she pretty much refuses. 

 

So! after lunch I went to the museum.  No one around but I know the code and have my own key.  Let myself in and with the DeWalt impact that tank came flying out.  Its mounted under the drivers seat.  Very easy access!  Didn't know there was 5+ gallon of the rottenest, stinkin-est, nasty brown gas you'll ever see still inside.  Before I even got the tank out here comes the President of the museum.  He was waiting on a gutter guy to come look at relocation of some downspouts to divert runoff away from the front door.  When he walked around the side of the building he saw the front of my pickup and came up to chat.  We had a good chat and I informed him of my game-plan to rescue the tank. 

Then he starts in again wanting me to get back on the board of directors.  I wouldn't mind but their monthly meetings are on Tuesdays and once in a while I have to work on Tuesdays. Just doesn't work with my schedule very well.  Plus I don't like being committed to stuff.  Volunteering to help is great but on my schedule.

 

The tank had been sealed previously with some kind of red sealer that now flakes off at the slightest of touch.  Its awful!!! 

First pic is the tank.  Took this so I know which way the fittings go when I bolt them back in.

Second and third pics are the crud from inside.  Not sure what it all is.  Rust, deposits from stale gas, and the sealer that has broken down.  Awful stuff!  Once I drained the tank, I unbolted the access plates for the pickup tube and fuel gauge.  Then I could reach in and remove most of the crud.   Then the garden hose flushed out all the crud and I can now see lots of shiny metal inside.  Odd how easy the garden hose got down to bright metal.

Fourth pic is the pickup tube and filter screen which is going to need some repair.  UGH! the things I get into.  :smilewink:   Didn't take a pic of the gas gauge assembly but its condition makes it only fit for ditch fill.

Jeep Tank 1.jpg ,Jeep Tank 2.jpg ,Jeep tank 3.jpg ,Jeep Tank 4.jpg


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 06:59 AM

Nasty stuff, but at least it cleaned up :thumbs:


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 08:42 PM

Dang, what a mess! It's cool that the sending unit and fill holes look big enough to stick your hand in. Thanks for the update.

 

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 03:30 PM

The tank got an all weekend bath in boiling hot water and came out mostly clean.   The 'rigional military paint remained on the ends. 

That's tough stuff! The fuel neck has been hand brazed in the tank for some reason [???] but looks OK and since it came out of the Heep, I know it fits. 

Gotta get some more U.S. Tank,  tank sealer.  Our local dealer has a daytime job so I have to wait until evening to catch him home and make the purchase.  Always good to visit with him anyhow.  He collects InnerTrashinal trucks and has a parts biddness on the side.  Lotsa used inventory out back to check out and rows of NOS parts on shelves in his personal warehouse.  Makes for quite a tour.

 

Got the mail today and received a hand written letter from a PO box that I didn't recognize.  That's usually the local Dodge dealers way of getting unsuspecting "victims" to open their junk mail all about how cheap vehicles are. 

Their slogan is "some of the lowest prices in the nation"  

True story!!

Friend had a crew cab flatbed F350 SRW with a V-10.  He's a Chebby guy and wanted to upgrade to a DirtyMaxx crew flatbed dually.

This local Dodge dealer had a one year old Chebby Diesel dually crew with 54,000 miles just like he wanted.  He said it was $1800 more than  a current year brand new zero mile identical setup he found from a Chebby dealer down by St. Loius. 

So much for that  lowest price BS!  :(

 

Anyhow,  back to the letter I got today.  Miracle I opened it without a name as to who sent it because of the local dealers tactics, but I'm glad I did.  It was from the local museum.   I always attend the quarterly meetings if I'm able so this was real shocker.  Dinner is $10 each with a program afterword.

 Hope you can blow it up and read it. 

 

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 03:54 PM

Nice letter to get!


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 04:21 AM

Comp a meal for ya? Heck, if ya have a tight sweater and depending how you look in heels, I would of made you secretary!

Nice of them to recognize your contributions.

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 02:22 PM

Cat,  you are warped,  just like me. :wave:

 

Today the humidity is lower which makes the sealer cure slower.  Slower is better by my thinking so I poured in the schtuff.

I'll talk less and post more pics.

Been calling this schtuff   "U S Tank" for years.  Guess its "U S Standard"

I was close. 

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Fired up my new harbor Freight mirror to work on this deal, looking all around making sure I had sealer in all the nooks and crannies.

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That second pic is down the filler neck and I tried to save it for last so I wouldn't get the schtuff on my new mirror.  That's why you can see some area there not yet coated.

 

Heres a couple of inside shots once I was done. I didn't turn it every few minutes and some excess was trying to drip off the top of the tank. [upside down - you are  actually looking at the bottom]

Those extra few drops won't hurt anything - just doesn't look as good.  Kinda looks galvanized.

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Last shot is down the filler neck once again - this time done.

 


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 02:54 PM

one more!

Stuck the camera in the pickup tube hole looking back towards the sending unit [fuel gauge] hole.

Used this tank sealer for nearly 15 years now.

MANY of my gtractors have this schtuff in the tanks.  Haven't had a failure yet - even with ethanol flavored gas.

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About a 20 gallon tank although you can only see half at a time on the inside shots. 

Why they put a divider in this tank is baffling to me.  :rolling:   :thumbs:

 

 


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 06:08 PM


Why they put a divider in this tank is baffling to me.  :rolling:   :thumbs:

 

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