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Old 16-11-2011, 10:05   #1
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1969 Morgan 30 Monel Fuel Tank Removal

Hi All,

I have a 1969 Morgan 30 Monel fuel tank with a Atomic - 4 engine.

I have to remove the tank for cleaning and do not have a clue how to do it.

1. How do you disconnect the filler in the cockpit.

2. Where is and how to disconnect the vent.

3. Where is and how to disconnect the fuel gage.

4. Is there enough room to pass the tank out over the engine.

Any pics or diagrams would be very helpfull.

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Old 17-11-2011, 08:08   #2
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Re: 1969 Morgan 30 Monel Fuel Tank Removal

Why remove it? Most fuel/tank polishing companies clean tanks in place and are all set up for that. No inspection plate? It should be easy to do in place. Removing it and re-installing it will be way more work than cleaning it.
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Re: 1969 Morgan 30 Monel Fuel Tank Removal

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Why remove it? Most fuel/tank polishing companies clean tanks in place and are all set up for that. No inspection plate? It should be easy to do in place. Removing it and re-installing it will be way more work than cleaning it.
Absolutely. If you can reach the tank at all, even awkwardly, it will be much easier to clean the tank in place than trying to remove it.

If the tank does not have a cleaning/inspection port on top you can make one but I have cleaned my diesel tank by going in through the gauge hole which is about 1.5" diameter.
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Re: 1969 Morgan 30 Monel Fuel Tank Removal

The nice thing about Monel is that you really don't need to ever remove it for anything other then cleaning.

What a great metal to make tanks out of!
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Re: 1969 Morgan 30 Monel Fuel Tank Removal

I had a 1969 Morgan 41 for 30 years(great Boat0
To remove the tank you have to remove the engine and the medal straps holding it in place and disconnect all the fuel lines and vent. I only removed mine when i replace the engine(a 30 yr old Perkins).

Find a fuel polisher in your area. As someone else said the Monel tank is the best you could find anywhere.

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