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If you are looking fuel tank strap studs , i believe "Dorman 03131 Exhaust Flange Hardware Kit" are identical to the LMR ones. You may be able to pick those up locally.
Awesome information, Mike! This could be a real lifesaver.
 

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Yes just got on back in Sept, my OEM one the pan around the pump broke off from the tank and was sliding all over (wish I knew this before getting on track) I picked it up from LMR
surprised you're running the stock tank and not a baffled one
 

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That’s why I had to replace my tank as well. The baffle broke loose.

wish I could have repaired it. My original tank was pristine.
strangely enough sounds like the oem baffles are just soldered on there where as the aftermarket is spot welded although some have a design change which will cause problems with fuel delivery

there's some great info here, EFI fuel tank baffle description? which refreshed my memory.
when my oem tank went i bought some aftermarket one locally, which had the same crappy sump design (one hole on the side of the sump) and so returned it and went with glenn's sleeper tank.
 

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strangely enough sounds like the oem baffles are just soldered on there where as the aftermarket is spot welded although some have a design change which will cause problems with fuel delivery
I think you are right. The aftermarket tank definitely had a spot weld. The only issue with my tank had with the baffle was it appeared to be about 1/4" offset from where it should be, and caused an issue with the fuel hanger. However, I used a spectra fuel pump hanger as well, so the issue could have been with the hanger and not the baffle. I "corrected" it by simple taking a long pair of needle nose and bending one edge of the baffle outwards slightly. That was all it took and everything fit fine after that.

When I was investingating my original tank, part of me thought of just tack welding it back down. But two things prevented me from doing this. #1 was I didn't have a way to safety and reliably purge the tank with an inert gas while welding, and #2 I couldn't get my welding torch down there. It was moreso #1 that I scrapped the idea.


BTW, to dispose of the tank, I filled it with water and left it in the backyard a few days. Once I drained it, I left it out for the scrap guy to collect.
 

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that baffle design is probably the biggest thing to be on the lookout for when any of you guys get your factory/fox replacements tanks. its probably the reason why some have had fuel pickup issues and/or needing to keep 1/4 or more in the tank at all times.
 

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For an inline fuel pump user, I think that would be a great tank.
I heard the 03/04 cobra tank had a better baffle setup as well and it would fit in the fox the only thing it the pump is a bolt in style not the slip ring, and the pump is in the center.
 

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Yes, Glenn's performance has a very nice kit with the 03 cobra tank, pump hat, lines and all that make it a nice upgrade. He even recently lowered the price on his 1300 HP 03 cobra tank kit
 

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If you are looking fuel tank strap studs , i believe "Dorman 03131 Exhaust Flange Hardware Kit" are identical to the LMR ones. You may be able to pick those up locally.
just got my LMR strap kit and sure enough dorman 03131 (x4 studs and x4 nuts)
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just got my LMR strap kit and sure enough dorman 03131 (x4 studs and x4 nuts)
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Thank you for that confirmation!

My Spectra fuel tank should arrive today or tomorrow and I'll report back after I've taken a good look at it.
 

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I ordered the Dorman kit on Amazon.. ( Yes I hate using these socialist commie's) Less than $9 free shipping...
I'm with you on that, Bentley!
 

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My Canadian made Spectra Premium tank arrived today. I purchased it through Amazon making Bezos even richer. The tank's box was ripped open in two places but the tank itself was completely free of any damage. No dents whatsoever. Here are the pictures:

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You can't tell in this next picture but the whole outside of the tank was covered with a "cosmoline like" grease. Not thick but it is oily.

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I took this next picture through the fuel pump hole. I wanted to see the baffle and I noticed that the Spectra tank baffle didn't have a hole in the side of the baffle like my old, rusted tank. It does have some holes on the bottom where the two raised, diagonal. long thin whatchamacallit things are. Those holes look small. The inside of the tank is coated in some type of oil. Lots of it!

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Slip rings and o-rings didn't fall out of the big holes in the box.

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The tank looks to be very nice and it arrived undamaged. Not being china made is a huge bonus! I don't know about that baffle and the little holes to feed fuel to it but overall, I'm very happy with the tank.
 

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I remember that baffle design now.

I had a thought of fuel starvation if your pump drains that baffle quicker than the fuel can flow thru those bottom channels, especially when the fuel level is low.

however, for my needs I didn’t lose much sleep over it. I keep the tank full most of the time anywat
 

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One would think that Amazon prime would be able to take better care of products shipped with their smaller trucks and what looks like VERY nice facilities to sort... As they get bigger, more damage like UPS and FED EX I guess?..
The tank looks plenty good for my future grocery getter.....
 

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So I assumed that I would need a new tank for the 83 I recently acquired... Car has been stored inside since the late90's with a bad motor up until about 4 years ago it was outside and in a barn......
I pulled the tank yesterday and I was surprised to find about 1/2 a tank of decent gas ( not usable but certainly not turpentine), a little cloudy, but smelled ok.. When I drained it, the tank is like new and the sender/pickup looks just like the pictures of the new ones for sale???? WTF I am saying, as I have NEVER seen one that wasn't a rusted up pile of junk???
 

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So I assumed that I would need a new tank for the 83 I recently acquired... Car has been stored inside since the late90's with a bad motor up until about 4 years ago it was outside and in a barn......
I pulled the tank yesterday and I was surprised to find about 1/2 a tank of decent gas ( not usable but certainly not turpentine), a little cloudy, but smelled ok.. When I drained it, the tank is like new and the sender/pickup looks just like the pictures of the new ones for sale???? WTF I am saying, as I have NEVER seen one that wasn't a rusted up pile of junk???
A couple years back I bought an '82 Zephyr as a project car. It had been sitting in a garage for a long time; the plates on it had expired in late '03. When I dropped the tank I found the same as you - the inside of the tank was in perfect condition. Maybe Mike is on to something - it was the non-ethanol gas that kept the tanks clean?
 
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