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It appears to be the original style cap. I don't like the black tar around the straps at the front of the tank. Usually that's the sign of leaking gas causing the undercoating to melt.

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:57 PM
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Is the fuel line from the gas tank copper or is that surface rust?
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Btw, I don't think I ran out of gas like mechanic said. I know I didn't. To fill it only took 11 gallons, but the tank has 20 gallon capacity, right?
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Yes, that is right, it is a 20 gallon tank..... Did you get the car home safely? You have not said yet.... I hope so...
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Like most of the things your mechanic has said I didn't believe it either. Looks like you had 9 gallons in the tank.

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Car made it home. But it was on verge of dying when I got there. The problem is still present and it wasn't a running out of gas thing.

Since there is no rust or sediment in the fuel filter (the one located in the engine bay) what do you think the cause could be? Fuel pump not working? Could rust in the gas tank still be the cause or would that show up on the engine bays filter? Mechanic thought fuel lines looked newer but he said that about the starter solenoid too.
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A bad fuel pump would normally show up right away, not after a few miles. If it is indeed a fuel starvation issue I still suspect the gas tank. The screen in the tank may be partially clogged. By your pictures the tank looks like the original. If it is it's well past it's useful life.

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While the car was up on the lift at Bob's, Kirsten took a bunch of pix of the underside of the car. Here is what she is seeing. She would like your comments regarding the rust issue. To much to repair? Not to bad? To expensive to replace panels? etc..
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It's not so much what you can see but what you can't see. At minimum it's going to need outer rockers and rear quarter repair. Since the car has been repainted it's impossible to tell what's really underneath without going around it with a magnet. Even if what's visible is all the rust there is you're talking about a few thousand in repairs by the time you factor in parts, cutting out the rust, welding in new panels and paint. As she has found out paying someone to do repairs is very expensive.

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Anybody notice the drain plug on the passenger's side? My 1960 is on the driver's side, but I have an oversized plug meaning either a new pan or plug.

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