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teamasr
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:51 pm    Post subject: Gas tank install and bracket id Reply with quote

What is this bracket for? 1963 bus.

I am having a hell of a time getting the tank to squeeze into place. It keeps wedging against the bracket. any tips?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's for the 1500cc stock hanging air cleaner.
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I don't remember hitting that bracket on my '63 but I do remember having to get it just right to angle it in there.
Keep trying I guess...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC, putting the tank in filler neck first, using the engine bay to maneuver the tank itself as you line up the neck, then swinging the tank into place last was the winning combo for me. My a/c bracket is on the other side, tho...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It takes a bit of wiggling. Are you by chance using the repop WW tank. I had terrible time getting mine in so I tried the old tank, with a bit of wrangling it slipped right in. Once out again I noticed the filler neck was at a very slight different angle. A quick bend of the neck at the tank mount point, very slight, not enough to notice really and the tank slipped right in.

Btw. The repop seems like a good tank, I think that the neck may have been knocked in shipping.
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