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The might have been CFI too. They are really cheap, I found a 20 gal station wagon one new online for $49. The catch is its $79 for shipping, but it opens up some ideas.

If anyone has a '79-'83 Crown Vic or Grand Marquis, could you do some measuring?
 

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Oh boy, ok I have a 79 Grand marquis 351. What measurements do you need. I believe it is 16gal. Better stick to private messages, this isnt really a galaxie thing at all.


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On 2006-04-07 12:11, v8shadow wrote:
Oh boy, ok I have a 79 Grand marquis 351. What measurements do you need. I believe it is 16gal. Better stick to private messages, this isnt really a galaxie thing at all.
Ken,

Just take some measurments off your 65's tank (width, hieght and length) and then measure your tank (same as 65) on the GM. See if a light turns on in your head.
 

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For those who are interested (and who's eyes pop out of their sockets after seeing the pic below) it sure looks simular to the 65 tank!



$167 @ Advance Auto Parts.


Non-Wagon!

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I was thinking about one of them for a EFI conversion in my 65 custom as I have a 84 crown vic parts car in the driveway with a new tank. Jeff
 

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On 2006-04-07 18:53, bluelightning302 wrote:
im missing the boat here i think,whats the significance of all this other than making it easier to convert to EFI?
1979 did not have EFI.


And the tank above is for a 2BBL.


Finding a replacment gas tank is not that easy. Very significant if someone tries one on a 65-68.

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Our tank is out of our 65. If anyone is interested I can take all measurments needed next weekend if they want? A heads up if you will.



Jeff, The sending unit is off to the side more on the 84 2 door.
Is yours a 4 door?
 

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Not at all sure I see the point of eliminating a '65's 20 gallon tank (which itself is too darned small) for an even smaller 16 gallon tank! May I suggest a '66 Ford or Mercury full size tank, which holds 25 gallons or a new '67 which holds 24.5 gallons? New from Dearborn, I believe.
 

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On 2006-04-09 19:45, farmallmta wrote:
Not at all sure I see the point of eliminating a '65's 20 gallon tank (which itself is too darned small) for an even smaller 16 gallon tank! May I suggest a '66 Ford or Mercury full size tank, which holds 25 gallons or a new '67 which holds 24.5 gallons? New from Dearborn, I believe.
Why? Price! I just checked Dearborn's site and they don't even stock a '65 tank. If they did, I'd hate to see the price. But one can buy a mid '80s Vic tank for $25 at the boneyard that's not rusted. In fact, I just scrapped one from an '84 Grand Monkey that was clean as a ribbon. So it holds 16 gallons....big deal, so you stop for gas a bit more often. This disparity in cost is precisely when I bought a Mustang gas tank that holds 15 gallons in my '64 Custom. Rather than pay an exoribant amount of money for a 20 gal. '64 tank, I have a brand new tank for under $100. Besides, after 150 miles or so, I need a bottle of pop, to stretch my legs and use the ladies room anyway...
 

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On 2006-04-09 20:48, tbirdchick wrote:
I need a bottle of pop, to stretch my legs and use the ladies room anyway...
Whoa Jan! Those sound like interesting trips!!!



 

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Me, I'm looking for a BIGGER gas tank, not a smaller one.

But here in Texas, everything is bigger!!!! LOL!


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I am not sure you can get much more tank under there without doing some surgery to the trunk. If you get in a rear end collision its already a hazardous condition as it is.



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to put a early mustang tank in your going to have to cut a hole in the trunk, the in drop it into the hole and screw in the sides. the top of the tank will be your floor. i have seen kits that bolt a metal plate over it for a stronger support and protection from wrecks.
 

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On 2006-04-17 05:15, BillBallinger wrote:
I am not sure you can get much more tank under there without doing some surgery to the trunk. If you get in a rear end collision its already a hazardous condition as it is.



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Good point, Bill. You know, it's been years since I've had a flat or even a leak in a tire, so I'm thinking of jetisonning the spare, raising that area of the trunk floor for a bigger gas tank in place of the '66 I've got now. 40 gallons would be about right.
 

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That would be the best way to expand it is up, and going with a modern plastic one would be one more step in the right direction. I don't know if such a thing exists, but I'd bet there would be a 30 gallon one anyway that would be thin enough front to rear to be safe.

It funny nowadays how few people can change a tire any more, they had just as well delete a place for it
 
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