Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dropping of the fuel tank

I was able to spend some time yesterday working on the car. I am still unable to get the brake drum loose, so I put some PB Blaster on it, and tapped the screws with a hammer and screwdriver to try to work the lubricant into the threads.

So since I was stymied there, I went back to work on the gas tank.

This is what I found under that circular plate in the trunk. I'm assuming it's the fuel sender.

So once that was disconnected, I proceeded to drop the tank. I set a 5 gallon bucket under the tank as I released the straps so it wouldn't fall all the way to the floor.
Once it was loose, I pulled it out from under the car. Unfortunately, it is full of 25 year old fuel! I am currently trying to figure out the best way to get rid of it. What kind of container should I empty it into? I checked with my local recycling center, and they would not take it. I'd prefer not to just open the tank and let it evaporate. Any ideas?

The tank is out! Now, how to clean it....

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I worked on the Alfa today!
Well, sort of....

I'm wanting to drop the gas tank soon. So I started working on the trunk. It was quite a mess, but I finally got it cleaned out. Lot's of rust damage!



This is a picture of the bottom of the fuel tank.
Does anyone know what the plug is in this picture?
And what might be under the cover with the three bolts??
I also got the rear passenger's tire off. I soaked the two flathead screws with PB Blaster, and will try to remove the brakes later.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Let there be light! (and concrete!)

Well, true believers, it's time for an update, don't you think?
As can be seen from the above picture, I finally have a concrete pad in the garage!!!! My friend, Cary Brown, poured it while we were gone on vacation.
You can also see that there is a light over the car! I was able to tie into an exterior 30amp outlet on the house, and buried a cable over to the garage. I have the light and one outlet so far. So now, my excuses for not working on the Alfa are dwindling.

Next up: Dropping the gas tank!