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Date registered: Sep 2011
Vehicle: 1966 250S
Location: Austin, TX
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Gas stealing definitely occurred to me as a possible use for this. I suppose it might have been added to the end of a flexible hose so that the siphoner could be sure to be reach the bottom of the tank. It doesn't seem to have been purpose built for that, but that's not surprising.
Naturally when I heard something rolling around in there I was hoping it would be far more interesting or valuable than this (more like a James Bond machine gun cane than an anal probe, naturally), but then when I looked in and saw that it was a pipe I grew concerned that it could be an internal fuel line that had broken loose. So ultimately finding out that it was just some plastic flotsam was enough of a relief to make up for my disappointment that it wasn't a bag of smuggled diamonds.
...of course if it had been a bag if smuggled diamonds I might be able to start paying other people to do nasty jobs like cleaning and sealing the gas tank. I used Por 15, and I can't speak to the effectiveness yet since it's still drying in the garage, but I definitely can say that the process involved is not any fun at all. Diamonds or not, if that sealer breaks down, the tank is going to a radiator shop next time. Actually, the only reason I didn't have it boiled out this time was that the guy said he was going to cut it open. When a 46 year old metal tank doesn't leak, it just seems foolhardy to cut into it.
I understand people often find things inside their gas tanks when cleaning them out, which surprises me. Has anyone else found anything in there?
Last edited by Elwood911; 03-28-2012 at 03:32 PM.