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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Spare fuel tank for sale?

Hi - Anyone just happen to have a gas tank sitting around that they're not using and would be willing to part with? It doesn't even need to have a gas cap, float, or petcock. I'm about ready to put the engine back in Orleans' frame, but I'm still quite a ways away from being ready to paint the tins. So I'd like to see if the engine works before I go painting things and then messing 'em up 'cause of installing, removing, installing, removing with a sledgehammer....

If you have one, shoot me a pm and let me know how much you'd like for it.

Thanks!

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Hi - Anyone just happen to have a gas tank sitting around that they're not using and would be willing to part with? It doesn't even need to have a gas cap, float, or petcock. I'm about ready to put the engine back in Orleans' frame, but I'm still quite a ways away from being ready to paint the tins. So I'd like to see if the engine works before I go painting things and then messing 'em up 'cause of installing, removing, installing, removing with a sledgehammer....

If you have one, shoot me a pm and let me know how much you'd like for it.

Thanks!
I've seen a few tanks on ebay lately.

Decided on the blue and silver yet??? Let me know and I'll see if I can find a coupld of good star decals for you.

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I've seen a few tanks on ebay lately.

Decided on the blue and silver yet??? Let me know and I'll see if I can find a coupld of good star decals for you.
I blew the bidding on a couple of 'em - forgot taht I needed to check, and they got away from me.

Ha ha- got the blue (midnight blue, HOK) and actually bought some chrome tank trim. HOWEVER, I have two Kaw 750 emblems, and I think I'm going to just put them back on the tank once she's done. No stars on Orleans!!

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If it is just for testing, use something else like a 1 gallon gas can (can even be plastic). Just need some creative plumbing and some bungees.

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If it is just for testing, use something else like a 1 gallon gas can (can even be plastic). Just need some creative plumbing and some bungees.
Uh...I forgot to mention that I never watched enough of McGyver to learn anything from the show. However, I'm not above contemplating how to rig the petcock to a gas can and drive around town with it... Hmmmm...

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A gear oil bottle works great as an IV/Tank......

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A gear oil bottle works great as an IV/Tank......
How do you guys know this stuff?? Okay, Carl, do tell: Do I jury-rig the cap to accept the fuel lines? And then what do I do about the vacuum port?

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How do you guys know this stuff?? Okay, Carl, do tell: Do I jury-rig the cap to accept the fuel lines? And then what do I do about the vacuum port?

You don't worry about the vacuum port. It will work as a gravity feed.

Here is a Maintenance Tank from J&P Cycle:
http://www.jpcycles.com/productgroup...=Metric&page=1

The gear oil bottle is MUCH cheaper. It's meant for in garage testing, not on street testing.

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Thanks for the link! I'll see if I can pull this off...if I do have bungee cords, can I ride around the block carrying the oil bottle or gas can on the frame?

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Thanks for the link! I'll see if I can pull this off...if I do have bungee cords, can I ride around the block carrying the oil bottle or gas can on the frame?
Just rember, the bottel has to be higher than the carbs or wont work.
You may have to put a vent hole in the bottle somewhere also or you might get a vacume in the bottle.

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