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1970 Lincoln Gas Tank Question

Good morning Mr. Bill!

I have a quick question; The gas tank on the 70 has a tiny leak under the strap. I want to replace the tank. I thought I read somewhere that the gas tank for a 70 is the same as the one used on all full sized Ford products for 1970, true or false?? Any direction you can give me will be appreciated. I have been looking everywhere for the data and not able to locate.

Tell the Mrs. hello for me and I hope to see you this winter.

All the best,

Carter

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Hi Carter -

Hope that all is well with you. The old FoMoCo parts catalog shows that originally one of two fuel tanks were used on the these 1970 Lincolns. The first was p/n DOAZ-9002-A and was used on those with Evap Emissions. The second was p/n DOAZ-9002-B and was uses on those without Evap Emissions. These same part numbers were also used on other full sized Ford products 1969- 70 ( except stn. wagons). The difference in the part numbers was probably due to the emission venting provision at the tank. Will see you this winter.

Bill

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Good morning Bill,

So ours (the dark blue 70) does NOT have emissions, correct?

Carter

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Hi Carter -

I do NOT believe that your Lincoln has the evap. venting at the fuel tank as I have never seen, had to service, or look for any problems in that area on your car. It is possible that this particular vent set up was a California requirement only. Chris may be able to send you a photo from the 1970 volume two shop manual so that you can view the installation and then check yours out.

Bill