fellow MG enthusiast;
My name is Bob Palac an am one year new to the club. I
have a 1952 MG-TD that I purchased in late 2019. When I
purchased the car it was not running due to a fuel issue.
The owner stated that the car had a full renovation in
1992 and the tank was sent out to be sealed. (he does not
have any records or paperwork) We assumed the car did not
run due to old ethanol that had gummed up. We drained the
fuel and carbs. The fuel was a dark honey brown color and
the carbs were glued with the stale fuel that formed a
sticky sludge. We flushed the lines and pulled the carbs
down and rebuilt them. As a precaution my buddy Skip
installed a marine fuel filter ahead of the carburetors to
catch any remaining sludge or foreign material. – RAN
GOOD____ for a while.
as the summer went on I developed carb issues and it often
broke down. (fortunately we never ventured far from the
my buddy installed a marine filter in line ahead of the
carbs. Yes, It was compromised with silt. (see pictures)
doing a lot of research and reading I have seen there are
many gas tank sealers and that the early sealers DO NOT
hold up to ethanol. I read so many varied suggestions as
to either use a sealer, have it boiled, don’t have it
boiled because the sealer won’t adhere to the surface,
replace the tank and be done with t….. etc.
am interested to here other input and or experience. (I
was leaning toward a two part epoxy tank sealer) -- (many
others that I have read as recommended are: KBS Coatings
52050, KBS Coatings 53000, CASWELL, PUR-15 and KREEM
input is appreciated.