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Offline TexasTA77

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Replacement fuel tank for '77 TA
« on: July 29, 2020, 03:43:13 PM »
Hi,

Current gas tank is rusted out on the inside and clocking up fuel line.  Recommendations on sources for a replacement tank?


Offline Jefe

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Re: Replacement fuel tank for '77 TA
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 05:11:43 PM »
Bought mine from Firebird Central.
Jeff-
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Offline Aus78Formula

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Re: Replacement fuel tank for '77 TA
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 08:34:28 AM »
Many places supply them and also supply good and bad examples so hunt around especially where shipping is likely.

The Canadian-made Spectra Premium tanks are among the best. You want the GM203 model. I now have this tank after shipping it around the world. I also tried the Spectra Taiwanese-made standard tank and it didn't fit very well and was returned. This same tank is probably marketed under several names.

Here's the good one:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sgt-gm203

https://www.firebirdcentral.com/1974_1978_Firebird_and_Trans_Am_Fuel_Gas_Tank_p/fue-6.htm

(Made in North America! Because no one wants to say Canada)

Offline Pega_de

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Re: Replacement fuel tank for '77 TA
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 06:28:06 AM »
I bought a stainless steel fuel tank from rockauto, maybe 2 weeks ago.

Needs to grind of a bit from the filler neck. But after all, a great investment. It will never rust again  ;D



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Offline Aus78Formula

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Re: Replacement fuel tank for '77 TA
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2020, 07:32:28 AM »
Looks nice, what brand is that?

Offline Pega_de

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Re: Replacement fuel tank for '77 TA
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2020, 10:12:04 AM »
it's the LILAND GLOBAL IGM203SS .

Perfect combination with a stainless fuel sending unit and maybe stainless fuel lines.

Offline Aus78Formula

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Re: Replacement fuel tank for '77 TA
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 05:02:53 PM »
Let us know how it fits. Did they send it from the US or drop-shipped from wherever the factory is, Taiwan I'd say?

Offline Pega_de

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Re: Replacement fuel tank for '77 TA
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 05:44:32 AM »
they've shipped from US not Taiwan or any other country.

I only needed to fix the part where the fuel cap goes on. Grind a bit of the stainless material off. All other fitment was great.

And that fix got me 20 bucks back from rockauto  ;D . Not a bad deal.