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Old 01-31-2009, 08:05 PM
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Hello,

does anyone know where I can source the gasket for the fuel tank drains on a '73 XJ6? I pulled the drains and flushed the tanks of some nasty rust. Now, of curse, the drains are leaking. I can't seem to find the gaskets anywhere; am I better off buying some Napa gasket material and making my own?

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-Michael
 
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Ken at Motorcars should have them. If not, PM me and I can mail you some.
 
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:28 PM
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Also, does anyone happen to have a fuel line routing diagram? I'm stumped on where the fuel goes into the carbs... I just got one tank hooked up and pumping, but the fuel is going through the fuel cooler and then dumping- the other end of the line off the fuel cooler isn't attached. I have a return coming off the fuel bowls, in the center, to a Y that comes up to a tube that goes up and over the engine and down into the driver's wheel well- I'm guessing this is the overflow return?

My only experience has been with autolite carbs and the odd quadrajet... Any help is greatly appreciated!

-Michal
 
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:35 PM
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I just looked over at motorcars- is it the "Fuel tank sealing ring?"

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Michael
 
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If you don't know the actual name of a particular part, sometimes its best to just call to discuss your order. They'll know what you mean. From my experience, before I open my fuel tank drains, I always make sure to have a new gasket available, otherwise you'll get exactly what you did, a leak.
 
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Well,

I'm set up to get some gaskets soon... the only problem is, I just tried to remove the plug that I screwed in, and it's just spinning in the bore... I think I stripped the darn threads somehow. I guess they're just that thin. I suppose I have one usable gas tank, at least, until I can fix the other or get a new one...

-Michael
 
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phoenix-stripped threads-that sucks!

I'm a little late joining here to help you out, but in my intro I mentioned that the distributor gasket from a SBC fit perfectly. You actually have to thread it on to get it on. I put some Right Stuff silicone on as well to help it seal. I come from the sbc world, so I had several extras sitting in my gasket box. If you don't have any, check with a friend. Thought they would at least be a good temp fix, but I actually haven't even replaced mine yet after three years, with no leaks.

Hopefully this helps someone else out down the road.
 
 
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