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1964 Galaxie Gas Tank

June 14 2017 at 12:58 PM

Mike  (Login urchinhead)
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I just received my new Spectra tank, and I am planning to paint it to look original. It looks like my tank has a rubberized coating, but it was already poorly repaired, so I'm not sure if this is original.

Any suggestions, and would it make sense to epoxy primer the tank? I am not planning to ever get rid of the car.

 
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RodC
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My gas tank was not painted on my 63 LWG...n/m

June 14 2017, 1:38 PM 

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Mickey Thompson's 63 1/2 #997 S/S Hi-Rise 427 Lgt/Wgt Galaxie,
1957 C-600 Cab-over carhauler w/390-4V, 2-speed rear-end
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Dave B
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Fuel Tanks Finish

June 14 2017, 3:33 PM 


They were terne plate and un coated except when I undecoated them in predilivery!LOL

Terneplate, steel sheet with a coating of terne metal, an alloy of lead and tin applied by dipping the steel in molten metal. The alloy has a dull appearance resulting from the high lead content. The composition of terne metal ranges from 50–50 mixtures of lead and tin to as low as 12 percent tin and 88 percent lead. The tin serves to wet the steel, making possible the union of lead and iron, which would otherwise not alloy. Terneplate is made by a process similar to galvanizing or tinplating—i.e., by dipping the sheets into a series of heated baths, the first of a zinc chloride flux, followed by the molten terne metal, and finally one of palm oil. Terneplate has the strength and formability of steel and the noncorrosive surface and solderability of terne metal. While it is still used for roofing, gutters and downspouts, and casket linings and in the manufacture of gasoline tanks for automobiles, oil cans, and containers for paints, solvents, resins, and so on, it has largely been replaced by other, more durable steel products that are easier to manufacture.
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Links? Articles? ......

June 14 2017, 4:18 PM 

Man, that's cool info. If you have good articles and links, please share....
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1967 Galaxie 500 Red original Q code 428
1967 Galaxie 500 White with Black stripes 428PI clone- car is dead & long gone, sold near Oak Ridge TN 2000, would love to find it.....
Please visit http://carolinasculpturestudio.com/ for pictures, information and video links to my work.

 
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Dave B
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A ton of good articles

June 14 2017, 5:31 PM 

1962 406

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/members/AardvarkPublisherAttachments/9990562635298/1962-03_MT_1962_Ford_405_HP_Test_1-6.pdf 406

HM 1964 Nascar Ford road test with Fast Freddie

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/members/AardvarkPublisherAttachments/9980456286233/1964-02_CL_1963_Ford_NASCAR_Stocker_Test_1-4.pdf

Remember Think W.H.M.?

THINK! WHM? Ralph Moody explains the meaning of this message…”A.J. (Foyt) and Freddie were racing at Charlotte, and Lorenzen let Foyt get by him. So I put on the pit board: THINK! WHAT THE HELL’S THE MATTER?

Moody shortened it and painted it on the dashboard of every car Lorenzen drove.

From then on, when the race started to get the best of Lorenzen, Moody would just point to his own head and Lorenzen would refer to the message on his dashboard.

1965 Ford Galaxie

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/members/AardvarkPublisherAttachments/9990395842727/1965-04_HR_427_Galaxie_1-4.pdf
1968 Mustang CJ THE ERIC DAHLQUIST article in HRM

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/members/AardvarkPublisherAttachments/9990399522082/1968-03_HR_Cobra_Jet_Intro_1-3.pdf




 
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?What do those articles have to do with Terneplate? n/m

June 14 2017, 5:51 PM 

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1967 Galaxie 500 Red original Q code 428
1967 Galaxie 500 White with Black stripes 428PI clone- car is dead & long gone, sold near Oak Ridge TN 2000, would love to find it.....
Please visit http://carolinasculpturestudio.com/ for pictures, information and video links to my work.

 
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Leland
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I wish i had put a drain plug in my replacement tank. jmo

June 14 2017, 9:26 PM 


 
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