Ethanol Blended Fuel Woes
Classics Monthly|March 2018

There’s nothing worse than opening the garage door and being hit square in the face with the stench of petrol. Not the usual whiff that’s ever present if you choose to fill a building with old cars, but the eye watering, so thick you can almost taste it means that something is leaking.

 

So the job I was planning to do was quickly postponed and I started to carefully lift dustsheets to see if I could identify the culprit. I didn’t need to go far. My mate Merv has recently acquired a wonderful period hot rod, but being mostly 1930 Model A Ford, it’s fixtures and fittings are rudimentary and for the most part, very old. Petrol was dripping from the chassis rail, directly beneath fuel tank, which is located at the front of the pickup bed, so I guessed at a loose pipe union or at worst, a leaking fuel tap.

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