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George A

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Re: What are you guys using for fuel tanks?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2020, 02:07:18 AM »
I scavanged a nice, rectangular tank off a larger Briggs and Stratton military engine. It holds about two gallons and even has a fuel gauge on top! I tossed the Indian original........somewhere.
I've joined "the dark side"....if it has a spark plug, it's obsolete technology.

mikenash

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Re: What are you guys using for fuel tanks?
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2020, 03:14:08 AM »
I guess there is a couple of schools of thought

Some folks on here have beautifully-restored CSs and the like, so the ancillaries - tanks, generators, exhausts - tend to be things of beauty as well

Others, like me, and who often have a bit of "agriculture" in their background, see a fuel tank in utilitarian terms:

Where possible, wall mounting - or mounted on a couple of posts - seems ideal:  There are no vibration issues; the mounting-place can be selected for ease of refilling & maintenance; it's easy to mount a larger, low-tech filter anywhere you like etc etc . . .

I built one recently out of a 40-litre air-compressor tank onto the base of which I welded a 50mm BSP socket so that both the stand and the delivery/water-and-sediment trap/water-drain valve structure are just made from off-the-shelf bits of 50mm galv threaded pipe & fittings.  It has an 80mm filler neck so you can reach inside and scratch around or whatever.  The inside's a bit rusty but being full of diesel, it won't rust any further, and the long, 50mm diameter, sediment-trap will pick up any bits . . .

Look at how crude the open-top original CS "stand" units were

listeroil

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Re: What are you guys using for fuel tanks?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2020, 10:47:02 PM »
Vegoil tank



Red diesel tank