Last Call: Tanks A Lot Edtion


And this is why I don’t own a Ferrari F40.
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13 responses to “Last Call: Tanks A Lot Edtion”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    No, this is why people buying gasoline think Ferrari F40 owners are a$$hats.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      It was fairly commonplace in the saddle tank C-10 era. Add a degree of difficulty if your truck came from the factory with only the single tank, but you added the junkyard parts and didn’t want to cut a hole in the bedside.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar


        1. Tiller188 Avatar

          Certainly not for the employees of that gas station that day…

      2. outback_ute Avatar

        Geez, get fair dinkum and install the filler flap!
        Mind you my ute has twin factory tanks filled by one point, which can make it hard to fill completely at a sloping fuel station – caused a drama one day when I’d stopped a couple of gallons before full because it was taking too long, and then about 450 miles later the low fuel light came on – about 50 miles from the next town. Normally 60 miles would be ok, but I was towing a large trailer, so I eased the speed back to improve consumption and made it ok.

    2. Tiller188 Avatar

      I thumbs-upped you, but…I’d be tempted to do that, at least once, just because.

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    At what altitudes do you expect carburetors to act up? We’re looking into taking a GAZ 24 or a Buchanka on our trip through Kirgisistan, but some road passes may be as high up as 3000m. Seeing how we’re short on time, fiddling with carbs is not on my priority list. Fuel injected cars should have software to handle the changes in condition/oxygen content, right?

    1. nanoop Avatar

      In general, you are right about FI (although elderly Boschs would have a digital adjustment in addition, meaning a 8-pos potentiometer, and maybe an “altitude box”)
      Won’t you get a car with driver? They’d know what to do, and carb fiddling, if required, won’t take too much time. The engine of our UAZ-469 “taxi” was fine between Naryn and Jalal-Abad – only one tire blew, though, and we stopped twice, to refill coolant.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Yeah, it seems my mates are cheaping out. We’re now looking into just getting a car. Not sure it’s as simple as that though? Definitely good to hear that you guys had no such troubles.

  3. nanoop Avatar

    There was a picture of a Jaguar (XJ-S?) standing with the rear centered over the filling “island”, so they could fill from two sides without blocking the lane. I’ve lost the picture (got it from the internet), but that’s more along the vehicle’s style: as flamboyant as the inner gentleman would allow.

  4. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

    Yeah, sure…that’s why.

  5. CraigSu Avatar

    That’s one thirsty catfish!

  6. outback_ute Avatar

    Reminds me of the story of the guy who drove the 454 Chevy pickup in the (real) Cannonball who would use 3 pumps to fill the extra tanks he’d fitted.