200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Gunhippie
Cleaning up and de-rusting a friend's Ford 9N fuel tank.

Looks like a job for electrolysis to me!

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I first let it soak filled with very hot water and lye. Here's the result of that:

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I figure letting the electrolysis run overnight should do the job.
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outlawmws
That should do the trick!  Does he plan to use a liner coating?
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Majicwrench
I've done that on several tanks, I coat em with POR 15 when I am done.
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BSAGuy
IFree Heart Clip Art | Heart Clipart image - vector clip art online, royalty free & public ...electrolysis.  Lazy man's friend.
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outlawmws
Ditto Courtenay!
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Gunhippie
BSAGuy wrote:
IFree Heart Clip Art | Heart Clipart image - vector clip art online, royalty free & public ...electrolysis.  Lazy man's friend.


That I am, no question! Why work harder when....

I have a pint of POR 15 to use after. Next step from where I am is a good rinse and then a treatment of about 10% phos acid, which I'll let air-dry in the tank.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Ridge Runner
The outside looks pretty good. After you’re  done your buddy will have a pretty solid tank for his restoration!!  😎👍🏻

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Gunhippie
My buddy uses this tractor to mow his fields. It's not just a showpiece!

Rinsing the tank right now. It still stinks of rotten RUG!

I've been schooling him on storing equipment for the winter. A full tank of ETOH-free Premium w/Stabil and turn the stopcock off then let the engine run the carb dry.

Rebuilding the carb will be next, as it's completely varnished up.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Gunhippie
I did a thorough rinse w/hot water, then soaked and shook with phos acid solution--again, hot--for an hour. No way this will get a BB dance, as it's just too damned big for this old hippie! I then gave it one more rinse and taped a computer cooling fan over the filler bung so it drew air in through the outlet and let that run for an hour and a half while I had lunch. Nice and dry in the 95 degree sun, so in goes a pint of POR 15, then more rolling the heavy tank around. Now it's sitting in the sun and drying.

I was tempted to skip the POR, but there is evidence of someone fixing a leak on the bottom with some rubbery stuff and the POR will also fix any loose crud so it can't get into the fuel system. I rinsed a lot out, but there was an endless supply in there.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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outlawmws
Timm, does the bar have one of those giant outside rotisseries?  you could have strapped it to that if so! 
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Gunhippie
Well, with the heat lately, it sure feels like it!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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