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#768279 - 03/27/12 05:06 PM Found in gas tank!!
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My son in law is restoring a 1967 Mercedes sedan. Yesterday he pulled the gas tank drain plug so he could begin the process of relining it, and pulled out a long uh, thing...see photo. Anyone ever see anything like that before? His guess is a gas can extension. I say no. It's plastic.


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#768285 - 03/27/12 06:05 PM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: markgoodrich]
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Looks like someone tried to siphon the gas and left the evidence behind.
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#768286 - 03/27/12 06:17 PM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: upflying]
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Well, so much for evidence since you have handled the pipe. You've tainted the crime scene .
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#768310 - 03/27/12 08:01 PM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: Tank]
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Originally Posted By: Tank
Well, so much for evidence since you have handled the pipe. You've tainted the crime scene .


Tank, this is one of those cold cases you hear about. Cops ain't interested.
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#768329 - 03/27/12 09:01 PM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: markgoodrich]
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Heard in the break room of the local hospital.....

Dr. Dis - "Hey, did you see that post Mark put up last night?"

Dr. Terry - "Yup, sure did. That was from that 1974 proctology case we botched. I thought you said you got rid of the evidence in that one?"

....another case of Dr. Dis and Terry (get it?).....
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#768339 - 03/27/12 10:37 PM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: Firefight911]
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Originally Posted By: Firefight911
Heard in the break room of the local hospital.....

Dr. Dis - "Hey, did you see that post Mark put up last night?"

Dr. Terry - "Yup, sure did. That was from that 1974 proctology case we botched. I thought you said you got rid of the evidence in that one?"

....another case of Dr. Dis and Terry (get it?).....


Get what?
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#768371 - 03/28/12 07:43 AM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: markgoodrich]
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Originally Posted By: markgoodrich

Get what?


"dysentery" wonk. wonk. wonk.

What is that thing? Looks like a piece of PVC conduit, with a bell end where the red thing is stuck in there. Is it rigid, or flexible, like a rubber hose?


Edited by elkroeger (03/28/12 07:47 AM)
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#768374 - 03/28/12 08:05 AM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: elkroeger]
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["dysentery" wonk. wonk. wonk.]

Pretty stupid "joke." What does digging up a grave have to do with this?

I haven't actually seen the thing in person, but yes, it looks exactly as you describe it.
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#768408 - 03/28/12 11:52 AM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: markgoodrich]
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Originally Posted By: markgoodrich
Originally Posted By: Firefight911
Heard in the break room of the local hospital.....

Dr. Dis - "Hey, did you see that post Mark put up last night?"

Dr. Terry - "Yup, sure did. That was from that 1974 proctology case we botched. I thought you said you got rid of the evidence in that one?"

....another case of Dr. Dis and Terry (get it?).....


Get what?

rofl
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#769402 - 04/03/12 11:07 AM Re: Found in gas tank!! [Re: markgoodrich]
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That red thing at the end is a magnet. It's meant to align all the ions in the fuel so the molecule don't bunch up in the gas line. If you don't put it back you'll see a 74% decrease in mileage.
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