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Also, lots of tiny nuts threaded on a long string will work. Drop the nuts in and secure the string somewhere. Untie when done and remove string of nuts
True, though might be better just tying the end nuts off and not securing the end, but letting both ends loose so while shaking the tank the whole bundle is free to fly around in the tank. Like the chain, when your done you'd still only need to catch any part of it and pull the rest out with it.
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I did this today it took about 4 hours from start to finish and my tank that looked just like that picture is brand new thanks again furgy..
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So I just poured the 16 ounces of naval jelly in the tank, and I was wondering if I am supposed to now add water? I shook the tank around after resealing it, but I wouldn’t imagine that did much.


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So I just poured the 16 ounces of naval jelly in the tank, and I was wondering if I am supposed to now add water? I shook the tank around after resealing it, but I wouldn’t imagine that did much.


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Not sure about adding water to the naval jelly. You might have to turn the tank periodically to get it coated.

Be careful with water and muriatic acid though! Adding water to acid makes a violent reaction.

I used white vinegar to clean up some rusty tools. Worked great. Left one wrench in too long (three weeks) and it took the chrome off. Rinse the vinegar out afterward.

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Not sure about adding water to the naval jelly. You might have to turn the tank periodically to get it coated.

Be careful with water and muriatic acid though! Adding water to acid makes a violent reaction.

I used white vinegar to clean up some rusty tools. Worked great. Left one wrench in too long (three weeks) and it took the chrome off. Rinse the vinegar out afterward.


Thank you for the advice. I got through the process without looking like a Parisian. I don’t have a before photo, but here is the after photo. I sprayed wd-40 in it, which is why it looks wet. The neck should give you an idea of how it looked. I just put my gas float back in, and the cap is going on next.

Update - the petcock is now pouring out of both carb tubes, and the selector does nothing. Looks like I will have to reassemble it

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Looks good. I expected a lot more rust.

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