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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Back in high school (1987) I bought a 1976 ST for $400. It was decent but needed some spray paint, speakers, etc. Of course, I wrecked it, and have been looking for one ever since until yesterday. I drove to GA (from SC) and brought back a 1976 ST with only 42k miles. It has been in a garage since 1994, and it is in Very good condition. The lady actually had the original sales info from the dealer. It is not running b/c of the rust in the tank, etc, but I guess my questions are: 1. Should I get a new tank or clean the one that is there. 2. Should I put a new carburetor on it or rebuild the original? I will drain/replace fluids, change the belt and plugs/wires. Anything else before I try to crank it? Thanks
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How do you know there's rust in the tank? You can drop the tank and get someone else to refurbish it. Or you can fill it with fresh gas, pour seafoam, start and smoke that puppy out. May take a couple treatments but you'll never know. Otherwise getting a new tank may be safest bet but don't know how the fuel lines are if the tank itself is rusted.
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