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Fuel tank

Discussion in 'Welding' started by Sberry, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. Sberry

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    I was just ready to move this job out and thought maybe I take a stab at fixing the fuel gage. Bad plan. Well sort of depending on how long I keep it. Undisturbed it work have been find but I reach in with a scraper and knock some heavy scale loose and create a leak. Outright challenge to get it out, super odd shape and the bolt heads eroded and had to cut them off in a tuff spot. 20210130_184512.jpg 20210130_184504.jpg 20210130_184407.jpg 20210130_184512.jpg 20210130_184504.jpg 20210130_184407.jpg
     
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    I gotta remove the sending unit screws yet.
     
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    TIG.
     
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    Mig or stick if i want a little practice.
     
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    I really didnt wanna spend a couple days on this and gotta put it back in yet. But probably better now than later. 20210131_190409.jpg 20210131_191728.jpg 20210131_191746.jpg 20210131_191756.jpg
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Nice work.
     
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    When a post is made with the same images that are repeated, it is quite simple to edit them out.
    I have done it many times. There is a time limit on how long you have to do it.
    Use the edit function at the bottom of your reply and the images will look like this [ATTACH ########ATTACH].
    You will then see the duplicated images. Highlight and cut them. Then hit save changes.
     
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    Yes, I will do it right from now on. I was in a bit of a hurry, I do this really fast.
    Ok, you can see in that bung/plug weld i had intended on a stop in it and then got hurried and decided to go all the way around a little too hot for the thickness and was on the verge of a melt thru. I sanded and wire wheel the rest of the top and filled about a dozen little pits and they weld right up nice. Then poured asome common enalem paint over it and mopped oin with a sponge brush.
    Most of it I dont do with the idea of taking pictures but shoukld make a little file should I want to sell this thing. I found the block heater not working and I broke the old trying to get it apart so am going to get new as cold weather is on its way and I really dont like to keep stinky old diesel in the shop when I cant vent really well. But heater does help them with starting so smoky even in bit warmer weather.
    Started righjt up and I ran it to test the brakes, brakes from hell, locks them right up.
     
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    It had a tank type external coolant heater, was laying down in the frame. Wonder what the new elevation should be and if hose length is a big deal? Needs some engine cooling hoses also, was going to do it in nicer weather and need to collect the materials ahead of time along with get engine ID and get exhaust manifold gaskets. They actually look common and maybe make them. Wanna look at some fuel return lines.
     
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    All in and running and cleaned up today. Yesterday I got sidelined with a putty knife and spent the day scraping. It was well greased and not kept up with cleaning and I took off about 50# of grease and some rust and dirt to the point i can pressure wash. We fix all the bolts on the side covers. 20210202_163528.jpg
    In digging found front motor mount bolts loose and right at the end come across the big heavy washer was sposed to be installed with it.
    The compulsive cleaning came to pay back a little in the end.
     
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    http://www.alliedsystems.com/pdf/Wagner/Forms/80/80-669.pdf here's a detailed instructions for one tank type heater. This one lays down, but the more common ones you want vertical. The length of the hose doesn't make much difference, enough height is critical, and keeping the hot running at a steep angle up to the engine.
     
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    Thanks, that was well worth the read.
     
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