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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeem, Aug 25, 2012.
Wild Rose Gennuso Roadster
Mine gets used regularly as a fuel source h-hee...
Roadster engine explosion at AHRA meet Lions with tank up front
Four Horsemen anglia
Sorry, not meaning to hijack the thread but what purpose do Moon tanks fullfil today?
I believe initially in early years of hot rodding and drag racing, they were used as fuel tanksa And later for cooling assistance?
Today are they used as a pressure tank, cooling assistance or just for looks.
That said, I love the look of a traditionally styled hot rod with a front mounted Moon tank.
Your last comment answered your question. People run them today because they like them on their car.
This one's going in my Anglia
Here's my 13 gal moon been hoarding for years will look good in a pickup bed someday.
Here's a few I've seen in Northern Illinois.
It almost looks like they are "standard equipment "on 32 Highboys...Great thread...
Love the early ones with the aircraft cap.
That sure is one hell of a complete setup you lucky dog you.
Here is a copy of a Drag News from back in August 13, 1960. The whole story is of Lions Dragstrip one evening of August. Because of our 40 Willys clutch explosion and fire, (the Willys w/o my brother in it was stuck in the fence after the traps, on fire) the rest of the evening races were cancelled. (Even though the strip was cleaned off of all of the flying parts.) Our Willys was still on fire, stuck in the spectator's side fence. Our friend, Atts Ono, stayed with the Willys until the fire was put out. I was already at the hospital visiting my brother.
As the above previous post explained, our Moon Tank was placed inside of the cab in front of the passenger seat. This was a common thing in most race cars. The pump was handy for the driver, as well as the shut off valve.
This episode is what we use as a means of explaining why those tanks started showing up on the outside and in front of most race cars. Then it progressed from there to the street "gasser" look cars and roadsters.
what a mess...
Mine used as radiator overflow tank.
Hicks & Son anglia
That's it, I am totally convinced Moriarty is stark raving bonkers...
I thought everyone already knew?
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Here are two of the fastest FEDs during the 1959-60 racing season at Lions Dragstrip. Their Moon Tanks were visible, but in different arrangements. Lefty Mudersbach twin vs Jack Chrisman in the Howard Cam Special Twin.
What a show it was for everyone in attendance.
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