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I have a 66 Malibu and currently have the fuel tank off to repair the trunk floor. When removing the tank, I found 3 strips of insulation (or padding) on top of the tank that apparently prevent the tank from rubbing against the bottom of the trunk. These strips are pretty well rotted and I am replacing them. While ordering new straps from one of the mail order suppliers, their straps included insulation strips that, I was told, go between the STRAPS and the TANK. Does anyone else have these insulation strips between the straps and the tank? This supplier wasn't even aware of the strips that go on top of the tank, so now I'm confused about what goes where. Also, is there supposed to be a ground wire to the tank, attaching near the sender?
 

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Insulation strips (aiti-squeak) between tank and body are "correct". Similar strips go between straps and tank. They look like roofing felt. There is a ground wire from a tab on the cover of the fuel sender to a screw in the underbody reinforcement.

Ref: '67 Factory Assembly Manual

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I did not use insulation under the straps. I took the "roofing felt" and some foam rubber, put them on top of the tank and installed it. It was such a tight fit I could barely get the nuts on the studs. I say skip the strap insulation.

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Hey 66 malibu.

I just reinstalled my tank in my 66 SS.

It does have a ground wire like Fred said. I got the "anti squeak" felt at NPD http://npdlink.com/

You need 2 kits and they are $2.00 each.

The straps have a strip of rubber on each. Didn't see them in the NPD catalog but they are easily available in most other catalogs and inexpensive.


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[This message has been edited by mr409 (edited 06-09-99).]
 
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