C140 Fuel Tanks Removed -- 2008-10-01

The upper fuel crossfeed on the fuel tanks in the C140 were leaking. While trying to replace the rubber the hose attachment broke off. That meant that the tanks needed to come out. Here are some pictures.

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  Level flight attitude. So as to facilitate draining the fuel from the tanks. Almost empty. Brian is working on sumps. The tanks are exposed. The other one too.

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  Brian will be happy to have this one out of the shop. The CG does look pretty far forward on the C140. The view from aft. A wider image. There is the problem.

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  The hose attachment came right off in my hand. It needs to be cut off and a new one welded back on. The fuel gauge. Very simple mechanism. The tanks are out.

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  Evidence of mice. The other side. But the aluminum looks good. A final overall look.

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