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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mogara, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. mogara
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
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    I bought this tank for one of my projects because I liked the shape and hadn't seen another. It's aluminum with a built in fuel gauge. I plan on smoothing out the dents, cutting off the filler neck, and using a Halibrand style fuel cap.

    Does anyone know what it was originally used in? My guess is a boat.
     

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  2. that looks like a Ford model A fuel gauge. the tank doesn't look car , i wonder if it is off a Ford tractor?
     
  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    kinda looks home made from here. x2 on the Model A gauge
     
  4. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
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    maybe industrial engine, before propane was used.
     

  5. mogara
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
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    It's possible that it's home made. The filler neck is definitely rough. That's why I plan on cutting that area out. I didn't take any pictures of the bottom, but it has a nice valley built in with a threaded bung and petcock. If it's home made, someone took a lot of time with it.
     
  6. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    Wing root tank from a small high wing plane, perhaps.
    I have seen very similar in olde airplane type magazines...a root tank on each side of cockpit, each with a Model A gauge right at pilot's head level.
     
  7. mogara
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
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    I never thought about aircraft, but that would explain the aluminum construction. Thanks Bruce!
     

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