Through a long and convoluted series of events I acquired a miata that's been sitting for years. It was essentially free, and low mileage, and I've owned a bunch of miatas before, so I jumped on it. I already picked up some daisies with star specs, and I'll paint it when I get it running:
Anyway, point of the story is, it won't crank. No fuel condition, no pressure at the rail. No problem, I ordered a Walbro and when it arrived, I pulled the stock pump:
Naturally, the tank looks just as bad:
I ordered a fuel tank repair kit from Eastwood that comes with a strong *** cleaner, then a primer, then a sealer:
In order to use it, I'm gonna have to drop the tank. I'm guessing it's gonna involve dropping the PPF and the exhaust, disconnecting the brakes, then disconnecting the shocks and driveshaft and removing the rear end and axles.
Has anyone ever done this before? It's kinda hard to find much on it since the pump is accessed via the rear deck. Most people never have a reason to remove the tank. Is there anything I should know before I start as opposed to finding out when I'm under the car covered in rust?