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Sam MD    Posted 09-17-2018 at 11:06:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N Gas Tank
  • Several years ago I did a complete restoration on my 8N. At that time the interior of the gas tank was sealed. I do not remember the exact product that I used. I do know that it is gray. Well whatever, the sealant has dissolved and clogged the fuel shut off valve. This tractor is more of a trailer queen and hardly ever leaves the garage. I really do not want to replace the tank for fear of scratching the paint. What are my other options??

    HCooke    Posted 09-17-2018 at 19:58:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The only reason I can think of for relining a gas tank is if it is am early 9N and you want to keep the original tank with the center fuel cap. I
    have done that with three of them and used Red Cote. I have no had a problem for over ten years.

    John in Mich    Posted 09-17-2018 at 14:11:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have to agree with the majority, remove and replace.
    Drain the tank and remove the shutoff valve to prevent dragging it on the radiator. Though not necessary on an 8N, I would remove the steering wheel for better clearence. Remove the radiator cap.
    Remove any wires that may be clipped to the hood (lites). Remove the for bolts fastened to the dash. Remove the two bolts at the bottom of the doglegs. Use minimum of two people to lift the hood off working from either side (better to have a third person on the front to lift it slightly first).
    A verbal visual for you for a time when I did not have a strong second person: I tied a rope under the tank and around the hood, looped it over a truss cross-tie and then around my wife's backside. She backe up as I lifted. TRUE
    Lastly, DO NOT lay your hood on anything upside down. A drained tank ain't necessarily empty. Any residual gas could leak. Ask me how I know.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-17-2018 at 14:50:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Just want to add to FIRST DISCONNECT THE BATTERY!!! I've removed my hood a few times alone and the last time I did it slipped and caught the battery terminals and thus shorted out some wires. Hood removal is a long, tedious job. Removing all the parts -wiring, lights, doglegs, fuel line/bowl, et al, can take hours alone. Dennis Carpenter sells a new gas tank, p/n 9N-9002, for $235 and a gallon of alcohol resistant sealer for $35. EASTWOOD sells a Silver Cad paint close to the original tank cad finish so it's your tractor, your $$$, your call on which way to proceed. That doesn't include getting the old tank boiled and cleaned out -take to a reputable dealer. Some radiator shops will also do gas tanks.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 09-17-2018 at 20:45:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, Tim. I have experienced a few unplanned "light" shows over the years. One blew the battery caps past my face.

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 09-17-2018 at 13:30:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • No matter what you plan to do... re-line it or replace it......the hood has to come off.

    Get a couple of buddies to help you get it off & on.

    Then buy a new tank.

    IMHO, I'd never line a tank that I can buy new for $160.

    And your experience is the reason why.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-17-2018 at 11:47:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you want to do it right, then remove the tank and do it all over again -right the first time. You and we don't know what was originally used, one popular product is called POR-15 but I never heard any negative things about it. EASTWOOD products sells it and others as well. You are not going to get it cleaned out by leaving mounted on the tractor. Bite the bullet. If you do recall what product you used, I'd contact the manufacturer and scream bloody murder.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 09-17-2018 at 13:32:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • " I'd contact the manufacturer and scream bloody murder. "

    And the reply will be: " It's not our product. It was YOUR faulty installation".

    Dead Eye Dave    Posted 09-17-2018 at 11:13:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Replace the tank. I would have done that in the first place. DED

    Tony C    Posted 09-17-2018 at 18:32:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The price of a new tank on eBay is now around $90.00 unpainted. $115 painted. I put one on my 2n and it fit fine. I would opt for an unpainted tank.

    If you can get your tank boiled out with a caustic solution try that but finding radiator shops that that do that are hard to find. They now only R&R, and do recoring and leak repairs on older copper core radiators and metal fuel tanks. If you find a shop that does boil outs it will probably cost most of what a new one will.

    DON'T use any of the tank sealers, POR 35 or any other sealer. Your machine is garage kept probably full of fresh fuel, so little chance of water accumulation from bad fuel or condensation. Additionally the sediment bulb is designed to trap water.

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