Register now to get rid of these ads!

Hot Rods Need help identifying a Rover gas tank

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PGraham55, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. PGraham55
    Joined: Mar 19, 2013
    Posts: 61

    PGraham55
    Member

    Resampled_2015-06-13_19-49-17_889.jpg I recently purchased a gas tank that I would like to know more about. It is a black tank that is 6" by 9" by 35". It has a logo that says Rover Gas Turbine Co. England. Doing a websearch on that I found out that Rover made gas turbine powered cars in the late 50's and early 60's. But I don't know if this is from one of those cars or not. If anyone recognizes this tank or can shed some light on what it might have come from, I would greatly appreciate it. Resampled_2015-06-13_19-49-07_615.jpg
     
  2. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,627

    drtrcrV-8
    Member

    No idea on I.D., but great looking piece , roughly 8 gal capacity.
     
    PGraham55 likes this.
  3. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,428

    captain scarlet
    Member
    from Detroit

    Don't think Rover ever produced a turbine car beyond prototype. I think that might a gas tank for a turbine water pump. These were used in the 50's on ships.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434285725.010228.jpg
     
    PGraham55 likes this.
  4. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 9,048

    5window
    Member

    yeah, I saw that middle picture,too. 8 gallons wouldn't get you far with a car. How about some of our British friends?
     

  5. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,428

    captain scarlet
    Member
    from Detroit

    :). Already did (Limey)

    Owned a P6 long time ago. Read both of these so that's not a car gas tank.

    Looks like the cap matches the one in the pictures. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434299967.677910.jpg
     
  6. PGraham55
    Joined: Mar 19, 2013
    Posts: 61

    PGraham55
    Member

    Yes, it's in great shape, not a dent in it and no rust. I'm really intrigued by the tank. It going in my 1930 Model A pickup project. One of the cool things is that is has a mounting flange that extends down from each end, 35" apart which is exactly the width of the outside of the rear frame rails. When I brought it home and put it on the frame, it fit perfect and I knew it was meant to be.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2015

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.