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Fuel tank questions
ZeroRain Offline
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#1
After getting my bird running again. I have discovered i need a new fuel tank, leaking. I called around the parts stores and the best I can find is 101 or something close. So I jumped on ebay and started looking. I found two, one was an 18gal at 101 and the other was a 21gal at 65. Both of them are new and free shipping. I believe my tank is only an 18gal and my car uses the duel pumps. Will the cheaper 21gal fit?

Please and thanks
Matthew
1987 Turbo Coupe Auto- gone
1991 Sport 5.0 Auto- gone
1996 LX 5.0 5spd- Gone
1989 Super Coupe 5spd- gone
1984 Turbo Coupe 5spd- newest project
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TurboBoost88 Offline
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#2
I think different years used different tanks. look on rockauto and compare part numbers from 84-88 to see.
88 TurboCoupe,Midnight Metallic Blue on Blue cloth, 140 m.p.h. speedo, 96,000 miles, 5spd. Gills valve, many new parts waiting to be installed..88 TC, Silver, 5spd, My first car, wish I still had that one! Built for customers: 67 Ford Fairlane,69 Mach I,70 Mach I Clone,95 Ranger 2.3/5.0 EFI Conversion,99 Cobra Procharger SC-1 Install/Tune,Factory Five Racing Mark III Cobra #4114,1955 Black on Black Thunderbird for local Ford Dealer owner's wife.
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#3
87-88 have larger tanks.

RDOG swapped the larger one in to an earlier bird and was able to retain the original straps, sender, and pump I believe.... BUT - no word on if the original sender is still accurate or if the pump still reaches the bottom of the tank. Obviously, at least one of the tank dimensions has to be different, but I don't know which one.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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ZeroRain Offline
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#4
The dimensions are identical except the 22g is one inch deeper. Could that really throw the gauge off that much? I know I wouldn't get the last few gallons.

Matthew
1987 Turbo Coupe Auto- gone
1991 Sport 5.0 Auto- gone
1996 LX 5.0 5spd- Gone
1989 Super Coupe 5spd- gone
1984 Turbo Coupe 5spd- newest project
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ZeroRain Offline
Member
#5
well friends. I went to order the new larger tank today. they tell me its for an 84 turbo bird. but then say its the model with the fuel pump on the block. any ideas?

Matthew
1987 Turbo Coupe Auto- gone
1991 Sport 5.0 Auto- gone
1996 LX 5.0 5spd- Gone
1989 Super Coupe 5spd- gone
1984 Turbo Coupe 5spd- newest project
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Pete D Offline
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#6
I thought the first year or two of TCs used a dual pump set up - a low pressure in the tank and a high pressure outside the pump. I have heard of people converting to a single, in tank pump arrangement
Pete Dunham


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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#7
Sounds to me like they're implying a turbo bird with a mechanical fuel pump. :dunno:
No such thing...
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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ZeroRain Offline
Member
#8
My bird is one of the dual pump cars. I think I need to speak with a manager because I was under the same frame of mind. Turbo birds came in one of two arrangements. None of those were mechanical.

Matthew
1987 Turbo Coupe Auto- gone
1991 Sport 5.0 Auto- gone
1996 LX 5.0 5spd- Gone
1989 Super Coupe 5spd- gone
1984 Turbo Coupe 5spd- newest project
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RDOG Offline
Posting Freak
#9
I got a brand new tank from ebay. It can with new locking rings and gaskets, and even the filler tube grommet. Cheap too
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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Huey866 Offline
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#10
I got mine from rockauto.com. Fit like a glove, only thing I had to get was a fuel neck grommet.
87 TurboCoupe - silver, 137k, 5-speed, 3.73 w/ superior axles, Maximum Motorsports suspension, 03 Cobra Brakes, 93 GT vacuum assist, Griggs Subframe connectors, RR cam, Essy Adj. Cam Gear, Boblog, Bob Elbow, .63 T-3, ARP headstuds, Stinger 3in Exhaust, Magnaflow Muffler, AEM gauges, Tweecer RT, Godspeed Omega 18x9
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