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Title: Fuel pump / tank access measurement
Post by: wackymac on November 03, 2017, 05:48:25 PM
Does anyone have the distance measurement from the center of the rear axle to the center of the tank fuel pump access for a 2001 F53?  I've seen the chassis diagram and measurements but they are too blurry to read.  I want to cut an access hole in the floor (Justin Case).
Title: Re: Fuel pump / tank access measurement
Post by: grashley on November 03, 2017, 05:52:47 PM
I can't answer your question, but I think I would tell Justin to take a hike.  I might mark the spot and wait until Bro Knit showed up!
Title: Re: Fuel pump / tank access measurement
Post by: OLDRACER on November 06, 2017, 06:40:45 PM
While you are at it might just as well cut a hole as big as possible, as often as you will have to access the fuel pump it should be vey handy. Or not!!!!! :-\
Title: Re: Fuel pump / tank access measurement
Post by: wackymac on November 07, 2017, 06:20:01 AM
Old racer-----That's what I am going to do.  Thought it would be easier than dropping the tank.  But I want to get the location as close as possible instead of having a 12" square hole in the wrong spot.
Title: Re: Fuel pump / tank access measurement
Post by: NewmanRacing on November 08, 2017, 08:25:03 AM
Not that hard to drop the fuel tank. Pump out the fuel to lighten it up. I use my motorcycle jack to lower it.

Cutting a hole you risk cutting the fuel line and compromise the integrity of the floor.
Title: Re: Fuel pump / tank access measurement
Post by: ChasA on November 08, 2017, 05:31:34 PM
Hey, if it ain't broke,  keep fixing it 'til it is. Wacky for sure.
Title: Re: Fuel pump / tank access measurement
Post by: Old Racer on November 09, 2017, 07:17:41 AM
Old racer-----That's what I am going to do.  Thought it would be easier than dropping the tank.  But I want to get the location as close as possible instead of having a 12" square hole in the wrong spot.

That was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, I would not really consider an access hole to fix a problem which would rarely occur, and logically be fixed by the regular method of dropping the tank.