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Ford Mustang Scott Drake Enterprises Tank Armor 22 Gallon Fuel Tank
Get Extra Cruising Range And Corrosion Resistance For '65-'69 Mustangs With A Stainless Steel 22-Gallon Fuel Tank
By Jim Smart, Photography by Jim Smart
April 22, 2010
For installation of the 22-gallon tank in a '65-'68 Mustang, you will need to use that generation's fuel filler neck. However, because the 22-gallon tank is taller, you will have to cut approximately 11/2-inches off the neck at the tank.
For installation of the 22-gallon tank in a '65-'68 Mustang, you will need to use that gen
We decided to add mounting holes to both the fuel tank and Tank Armor. Here, pilot holes are drilled first for accuracy, then a 5/16-inch hole. If you want to give yourself some wiggle room, drill 3/8-inch holes and use flat washers on your fasteners.
We decided to add mounting holes to both the fuel tank and Tank Armor. Here, pilot holes a
Our Tank Armor has been sprayed with corrosion-resistant Cold Galvanizing from Rust Oleum. Fit has been checked and we're ready to install hardware. We strongly suggest the use of 5/16-inch Grade 5 or Grade 8 bolts, lock nuts, and flat washers. The Tank Armor kit comes with 1/4-inch bolts with locknuts and flat washers. Don't use the factory-style sheetmetal screws.
Our Tank Armor has been sprayed with corrosion-resistant Cold Galvanizing from Rust Oleum.
Here's the installed 22-gallon tank with Tank Armor. Based on what we learned from this installation experience, install the fuel filler hose before the Tank Armor.
Here's the installed 22-gallon tank with Tank Armor. Based on what we learned from this in
We've cut the '67-'68 fuel filler tube 11/4-inches to create a 1/2-inch gap between tube and neck. The neck has been bent ever so slightly toward the front of the car to align with the filler tube.
We've cut the '67-'68 fuel filler tube 11/4-inches to create a 1/2-inch gap between tube a
During this installation, we learned that there are some filler tube/hose clearance issues with Tank Armor and a larger-than-factory 22-gallon tank in a '65-'68 Mustang. Again, install the filler hose before Tank Armor or trim the Tank Armor before installation.
During this installation, we learned that there are some filler tube/hose clearance issues
The filler hose clamps can be positioned any number of ways.....
....Here are two. Due to clearance issues with Tank Armor, we are limited to one way on the bottom clamp.
....Here are two. Due to clearance issues with Tank Armor, we are limited to one way on th
Completed installation looks like this. We have six more gallons of driving range and a safer installation.
Completed installation looks like this. We have six more gallons of driving range and a sa
Because today's automotive fuels are hard on fuel systems, we suggest using high-pressure fuel injection hose at the sender and where the two body lines join. You should also hard line your fuel system between the pump and carburetor. If you can't, use high-pressure fuel injection hose there along with quality worm gear clamps.
Because today's automotive fuels are hard on fuel systems, we suggest using high-pressure
Pop-open gas caps were a clever idea for their time but are unsafe. With reproduction pop-open gas caps, you can opt for the spring-loaded cap or improve safety with a fit and twist, which is safer because it's less likely to pop open in a collision. The pop-open feature then becomes a fuel door.
Pop-open gas caps were a clever idea for their time but are unsafe. With reproduction pop-
Polished stainless looks sharp underneath and from behind.
Scott Drake Enterprises
130 Cassia Way
Antioch Mustangs Stable
9701 E. McKellips Rd.
Virginia Classic Mustang
P.O. Box 487
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