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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-04, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Petrol Tanks

Hey Ford Fans,

The petrol tank in my XB Coupe is shot so I need to find a replacement, does anyone know if any other Ford models utilise the same tank? At the moment I can guess the obvious being XA's - XC's are the same (though am wondering if XC's had more emission add ons to it, which I dont need.) but did Fairlanes, LTD's use the same tank? And what about older Falcons such as the XW, XY? I'll probably keep a look out at Bendigo swap meet but was interested to know if these other models carry the same tank.

Also does anyone know of people selling new tanks? I know GT performance stock the long range GT tanks, but I'm looking for a standard item.

Come to think of it I'm also after a set of mounting brackets (upper and lower) for a V8 radiator, were these items universally the same throughout the Ford range? Just want to increase my chances of finding the part even if it's not off a Falcon.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-04, 06:41 PM
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A fuel tank from an XA-XC will fit, as you say. So too will one from a ZF-ZH Fairlane and also the corresponding LTDs - there's no pollution gear on the actual tanks themselves, to the best of my knowledge so all are interchangeable. Shame you're in Melbourne - could sell you a tank out of one of the ZH parts cars we have stashed up on the Sunshine Coast...
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not 100% sure but i think models with adr27a had return lines to them from the charcoal cannister.
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XB and XC have different radiator mounting brackets.

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Get a tank from an XA or 73-74 XB if you won't want the pvc lines Mine doesn't have any. Sedan tanks fit coupes.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-04, 06:56 PM
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i'm pretty sure i got a good condition XC sedan tank laying around if ur interested. i am pretty sure nak302 is right about the return lines, but i ain't layed my eyes on the tank in a while.

radiator brackets should be easily sourced from a wrecker. I recently got a radiator from a XE, and the brackets from a XC. all the brackets from XA to XE achieve the same goal, but mount to the chassis in different ways!

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There's an XA-B bathurst long-range tank on eBay the last time I checked...

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i'm pretty sure i got a good condition XC sedan tank laying around if ur interested. i am pretty sure nak302 is right about the return lines, but i ain't layed my eyes on the tank in a while.
Anyone know for sure if the XC tank came with more breather/emission gear on it? Anyone with photos? If so I'd probably prefer getting a pre-emission one, though I could of course fill up/cut the extra pipes if they have 'em. Thanks for the offer Pilch, but I'll see if I can get hold of one down this end first.
I'm not so interested in a long range tank.
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Yes, XC does. XB even does if you get a75 or later tank. My old chassis a 75mdl had it.

Your only options are XA and early XB.

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