70 reproduction gas tank from Acp

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    Hey guys
    I recently got a reproduction gas tank
    It’s a prototype non ca car
    Tank
    I had some questions
    Can I install it in my ca car
    Without the ca emissions thing up top? Can I delete it , remove the lines An that canaster to the right ? Behind the shock tower

    Will it be ok to
    Install it with the ca gas tube , I have a ca only deluxe gas cap
    That’s why I’m
    Asking

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    Anyone have any tips on the ca emissions
    For the gas tank
    Should be ok to eliminate all of it
    But I still want to keep the ca gas cap.
    Does it matter if it’s non vented or vented ?
     
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    I fixed the title to your thread so hopefully more will see this and reply. :)

    Well, I don't know to what extent CA would inspect your car, but the Cali 70 only emissions tank was a mess in engineering design overkill. If your state inspection requires an evaporative system in place, just put in the vent in the top of the tank to the under hood charcoal canister like the later cars used. As for the cap, the tank will need to breathe. If you use the charcoal canister it will allow the intake of replacement air to the tank and either a vented or non vented original cap will be fine. If you do not run any emissions system for the tank, you will need to use a vented cap.

    Tell us more about the new tank - are they available? I did not see one listed on a ACP web site. How did you get one?
     
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    Here’s a look at the main difference between the 70 CA and the rest of the filler necks. The sealing mechanism is different, as is the neck itself. http://mmb.maverick.to/threads/1970-fuel-filler-neck-ca-vs-non-ca.94077/#post-961466

    I disconnected my emissions stuff when my original stuff started to leak and I put in a non-CA tank and swapped the filler neck too. I’m running a vented cap now since it needs a way to breathe.

    That new tank looks very nice.
     
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    Eric,
    From what I understand, He is part of ACP's "test fit" program. He received the prototype tank to test fit and report back to ACP any variation in their reproduction tank vs. an original fuel tank.
    Once ACP receives word back from him they will either produce the tank "as is" or go back to the design phase to correct any problem found.
    Hopefully they will be available soon.
     
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    Well this one is the very first prototype
    They want me to test fit it in the 70

    Once I get it in I can report back to Acp

    I also am working with them on helping my Cali club members get idler arms
    An testing those parts
    But this is the first step in getting a Repop 70 gas tank

    I’m gonna pull the old tank out on sat
    I’ll take some more pics

    My 70 is smog exempt
    But I was overthinking it , if it didn’t vent something bad would
    Happen

    I’m still thinking if I pull the lines an charcoal canister
    I’ll have more room
    Plus I have to pound out the trans tunnel a little for the 4 speed toploader
     
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    Thank you

    I appreciate that post
    Looks like
    Once I drop
    It all in
    All I’m gonna need is a non ca gas cap
    An a different rubber seal
     
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    Little update I pulled the old tank
    And filler neck.

    Installed the new prototype tank from ACP, along with filler neck.

    I took some photos
    The fit is dead on ,
    Only waiting on two things
    The rubber seal from the mustang
    Thank you for those who posted on a previous post.
    This forum rocks ! Tons of info at my fingertips !

    Anyways the sending unit as well is on order

    So quick question will I need that one seal In addition to the long rubber seal?

    Also I’m test fitting this stuff.
    So the trunk will repainted to grey /white splatter paint . I most likely will have the trunk done in black carpet
     
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    Nope, you won’t need that Dorman brand fuel neck grommet you posted - that type of seal is only used on the CA version of this tank. All you need is the rubber hose you already ordered to connect the neck to the tank, a couple hose clamps, and you’re done.
     
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    Ford Freak, I might suggest to you sending ACP the Cali emission items for possible future reproduction. The valve from the top of the tank, the valve bolted to the underside behind valance and the rubber filler neck grommet. The 1970 California emission Mustang and Cougar used these same items as the Maverick.
     
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