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Replacement fuel tank doesn't match original

Discussion in '1989 - 1997 Ford Thunderbird' started by SCbirdie, May 9, 2019.

  1. I just inherited a 91 V8 that had been sitting in a barn for 13 years. Needless to say, the tank was completely sludged. So I removed it in order to replace with a new one. The original tank is plastic and sort of has 2 sides with a deeply recessed section in the center for the driveshaft/ exhaust. The replacement tank which I ordered online is steel and looks exactly like every other replacement tank I found online, except that it looks nothing like the factory tank and won't come close to fitting. It is basically a rectangular shape with no recess going down the middle for the driveshaft. Any thoughts as to where to find the right part would be appreciated! As I said, I looked long and hard for one that matches (with my correct YMM) and there is nothing to be found!
     
  2. fordrodsteven

    fordrodsteven Well-Known Member Gold Donor

    Try Rock Auto Spectra P/N F19 gas tank. Is that possibly the tank you're looking for?
    Maybe F91A or F85A?
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  3. fordrodsteven

    fordrodsteven Well-Known Member Gold Donor

    Is there something wrong with the original plastic tank? can you clean and flush the plastic tank and put it back in the car?
     
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