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History HELP Oval Ford gas tank - What is it??

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Barn Hunter, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Just got this at an auction yesterday and would appreciate any help in identifying it....Thanks, Brian
     

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  2. hellrod666
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
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    from seattle wa

    Thats a great tank! Nice find. Its a Fordson tractor from england. They hold more gas then a stock T tank. So they make a nice gas tank for a hot rod. US ones are the same shape but I haven't seen one with two gas caps.
     
  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Nice find! I think the gas caps are the same as Model T. Bob
     
  4. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    posters 2 and 3 are right. Ford tractor
     

  5. It has 2 caps because it is actually 2 tanks inside approx 2/3 and 1/3. The largest side was filled with gas. The smaller side with kerosene. Late 20s in to the 30s kerosene was MUCH cheaper than gas. You would start the tractor on gas and then there was a valve below the tank and you could adjust the kerosene to gas ratio. The more kerosene you ran the cheaper to run, but less power.
    Yes. I'm that old.
     
  6. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Thanks for the info. Looks like a late teens to 20's tank from what I've seen on the Fordson web pages. They must have used this tank for years.
     
  7. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    I bought one of those on Ebay for 20 bucks, incorrectly listed as a model T.

    It was too big for my needs, so I put it back on Ebay, and it brought 400 bucks.

    Rich
     

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