couldn't siphon mine
When I started the tear-down on my 93, I couldn't siphon the tank to save my life. I had it up fairly high on jackstands too. I ended up disconnecting the fuel lines at the rail, extending the line into a gas can, then using a jumper on that bypass pigtail near the battery. As soon as the pump changed pitch, shut it down, had about 6 ounces left in the tank. I suppose a crafty gas thief could do this, but wow would that take a set of stones!
FWIW, I was in Germany for a week on business, They're paying about 1.50 euro per liter, if I remember correctly. The exchange rate is about 1.59 right now, so we still got it made.. Lots of bike riders over there, therefore, not many obese people either. Also, I remember in 1979, gas was $1.19 per gallon, so we have tripled the price of gas since then, but mean incomes have gone up more than by a factor of 3. And, cars these days, on average, get 2.5 times the fuel mileage than they did back then. gas is still a bargain if you look at the big picture. We have factory workers here, always bitchin' about the price of gas, but have no problems feeding their 2-pack a day cig habit, or DRIVING every lunch hour to the local convenience store to buy their scratch tickets and pre-fab lunch. I make my lunch the night before and bring it with me, my car sits in the parking lot at work during lunch, and I don't smoke, and I don't play the lottery.. The factory guys spend about... I'd say... 30 bucks per day at lunch time for all this stuff? My average home made lunch costs less than 2 bucks a day... seems to me that 28 bucks per day goes a long way toward the price of gas, and I'm not filling my body with smoke... Just my 2 cents worth, and well off topic here.. Sorry Willwren..
1993 Bonneville SE, frame off resto in progress, will be stock except painted black & chrome t-stars, estimated finish date - spring 2009.
Cars in my "fleet": the bonny project, the bonny parts car, 1999 Olds eighty-eight LS anniversary, 2004 chrys T & C.
Husband, father of two daughters, deer hunter and lover of most things GM, (although I do like my Chrysler minivan) - but nothing comes before my girls..
I'd much rather go home after work and be with my family than do anything else..