Spectra Tank

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's nothing special. It's a simple pipe fitting. Dorman 320496.1 http://www.dormanproducts.com/p-2063-3204961.aspx

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    Did you try and seat it? You only tighten until tight, not all the way down.
     
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  2. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    Yeah I tried to tighten down, I think the plating made the fitting harder to get in.

    That's not the fitting, it "looks" like that but on the end where it goes through the plate it has a barbed end to accept a hose.

    Look in the pics, inside the baffle tray, it's all one piece.

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  3. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I forgot they dropped in like that. When you get the replacement don't tighten until it seats, just until it's tight. Good like on getting a hold of them, like you said they don't like to answer the phone.
     
  4. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    we'll see, if it's hard for me to get ahold of them I'm going to make sure everyone knows about it for sure. They have a fax number too so I may used that as well...they need friggin email..
     
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    We have the same stuff here in Cali, I dont see it as a problem. I thought it
    could be easily fixed by cutting the neck after the bend, and then adding a
    6-1/2 inch long piece of filler neck hose and two clamps. The hose needs to
    be longer so it can slide over the ends of the cut pipe. It would be best to
    also add a piece of angle and a SST hose clamp to the end and attach it to
    the body of the car for support. It seems the stock setup dosent have this
    addition and that is what causes the neck braze to crack over time from the
    filler hose moving the neck around while being filled. Thoughts?

    Tom
     
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    Nobody liking the cut/extend method?

    Tom
     
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  8. sbca96

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    I dont think that would be a problem if you cut it above the pre-bent area
    and then use standard straight fuel filler hose to make up the difference. I
    had to replace this hose on my Hawk and my Avanti, Napa used to carry it.
    Most your older cars used this exact method, and its worked for decades.

    Here is an older truck setup :

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    Tom
     
  9. barno68

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    The Spectra tanks are essentially a stock tank with a intank conversion done. They are baffled, just not to the extent of, say a Ricks stainless tank. I have one in my camaro, no leaks, fits like stock and push43lbs to the injectors. I am not sure what the "crap" comment is based on.
     
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    tank

    Can anyone tell me which gas cap will fit this tank. I can't find one that fits properly.
    Jonathan
     

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