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I'm in the market for a new gas tank for my 57. Following the threads/posts about the tanks, I've learned that Canadian built are preferred. I have been shopping ebay and am down to these two.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250671866030

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120342103545

The canadian one has a lock ring feature, where the other is made like the originals were. Has anyone bought the Canadian version, and what about this lock ring feature??
 

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I think you are being confused by their misleading generic ad text.

55-57 tanks and senders don't have an o-ring and lock ring on the sender opening. They have a gasket and screws.

In the 60s GM went to the o-ring/lock ring feature for the sender. That is what the ad is referring to.

If a 55-57 tank were to have a lock ring, you'd have to have a sending unit for a lock ring.

Notice that the ad says they supply the lock ring/o-ring and gasket/screws. No tank needs both.

I think almost every (maybe every) 55-57 replacement tank on the market is from the Canadian company Spectra.

So you need to buy based on the bottom line of price + shipping.

Based on your two links, the $112 tank + $35 shipping = $147, so it's $33 cheaper than the other tank.

$112 is a good price.
 

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Thanks for clearing that up Rick, The $112.00 tank it is.
 
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