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Hot Rods A question for the roadster guys.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. I was talking with a good friend this afternoon and he has just acquired 1929 Brookville roadster on deuce rails and he was asking me what kind of gas tank would I recommend?

    For me if it were a '32 on deuce rails it would be a no brainier but it ain't so I told him I would ask you guys.

    What have you done and if you have a photo that will help. HRP
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
  2. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 7,842


    The one I had, frame was bobbed, so plastic tank in trunk, between battery and gas tank, not much room left, 2 small whatachairs, jacket/hat/gloves, small cooler and a bag lunch = full trunk. I would measure to see how much too narrow in back for a 32 style tank, can you order a custom narrow tank ? Or would that upset the traditional model A Hot Rod crowd.
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  3. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,438

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    The deuce tank on a fenderless Model A sticks way out and can look like a poopy diaper, if you know what I mean...

    I like the Model T tanks, they came round and oval and fit nicely in the trunk. It's what I'm planning on using on my '29 on deuce rails...
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  4. I should have pointed out ,he is going to bob the frame and has no intention to running a deuce tank. HRP

  5. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,800


    Absolutely nothing wrong with using the stock tank. Why recreate Henry's wheel?? It's what I am doing in my 31 Roadster.
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  6. Because we build hot rods?

    One minor problem with that line of thinking,Brookville body's don't come with original tanks. HRP
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  7. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    I have used a steel 18 gallon behind the seat tank made by Tanks Inc. that will leave you most of the trunk area. Filler spout in the center and accessed through trunk. Would take up feet room if running a rumble seat.
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  8. Tank in the trunk, behind the seat..
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  9. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,913


    Here is the tank I built for my 27 roadster. I is also the base for the rumble seat. Gary img797.jpg img798.jpg
  10. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 543

    Mo rust

    I like the looks of a deuce tank under a model A as long as you shorten the rear pan enough to make it fit on stock frame rails. Also the car can't sit on the ground. IMAG0140.jpg
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  11. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,031

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    Yes, "Tanks" makes a nice universal tank that works well in a '29 roadster trunk.
    Check them out, the dimensions are on line.
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  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,290


    I new reproduction Model T tank in the trunk would be traditional. Bob
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  13. staleg
    Joined: Jan 8, 2004
    Posts: 241


    Home made, stainless ,fitted behind the seats. Ca 40 litres.
    Battery to the right. 2 mm steel plate between tank and battery for safety in case the battery blows. Drain holes in the floor under the tank in case of a leak.
    The wall between the seats and the tank are sealed along the floor to prevent gas from fooding forward under the drivers seat in an accident..
    Low in size, so I can make a functional rumble seat later, if I want to.






    "Red neck pressure testing".
    Do NOT fill much air in the tank! It might blow, and it will blow long before the rubber part fastened on the fill neck! All you need is slightly more pressure than 1 ATM, push it down under water, and watch for bubbles.



    I know I know. Silicone around the fuel sending unit and tip over valve won't work.
    Changed that later.




    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
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  14. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,192


  15. Excellent work,thank you for posting. HRP
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  16. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,057


    Two tanks, still plenty of trunk space. 32 roadster 003-3.jpg 32 roadster 006-1.jpg
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  17. This image was sent me via PM. HRP

  18. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,921


    But a original tank can be used
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  19. True, but knowing the builder I'm pretty sure he wants the gas tank elsewhere,he's talking about installing a deuce cowl vent. HRP
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  20. Any more ideas or photo's. HRP
  21. rustisgold
    Joined: Dec 12, 2007
    Posts: 445


    [​IMG]i narrowed a repop 51 ford truck tank about 10 inches and it fits great

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  22. Phttttttt :p no brainer. 15 gallon plastic fuel cell. :D
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  23. 15 Gallon,heck my late model truck don't have a fuel tank that big. HRP
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  24. Roadster better have a gnarly mill and 15 gallons will just about get you to the next gas station.

    My A bone will carry about 16 gallons. 11 gallon spun aluminum tank and a *5 gallon race cell for a reserve tank. That should just about get me out of the neighborhood. :D

    * the 5 gallon cell courtesy of @TRIUMPH TERROR about 12 years ago I promised him I would use it.LOL
  25. Rex_A_Lott
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,019


    Ask your buddy Alex what he did on his green car. The first time I ever saw it I spent several minutes looking for it. Some body distracted me and I never got around to talk ing to him about it. Good luck
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  26. Alex used two extreamly small gas tanks under the seat with the torque tube running between them,you have seen the car and Alex and he is far from being a Primadonna,more of a Neanderthal in that little green trackster,so small gas tanks offer a welcome stop ever so often. HRP

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