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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Please post pics of yer tanks.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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May be using a Westy camper water tank as a fuel tank soon... Don't know if that counts.




I thought about possibly coating the inside with tank paint, as aluminum don't take so well to ethanol "enriched" fuels.

Also considered using an old industrial freon cylinder as a tank. You'd have to weld in bungs for fittings, but it looked like it'd work well.
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I'll hafta find it first, but I used an air tank from a semi as a gas tank for my rail buggy, it was only about 6 gallons and already had bungs for pipe fittings in it, I just cut a hole in it, then welded a piece of 2 inch pipe in it for a fill spout, then screwed a cap on it to close it up after filling it

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Old May 10th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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Don't you mean ethanol "Watered down" fuel. Pop


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May be using a Westy camper water tank as a fuel tank soon... Don't know if that counts.




I thought about possibly coating the inside with tank paint, as aluminum don't take so well to ethanol "enriched" fuels.

Also considered using an old industrial freon cylinder as a tank. You'd have to weld in bungs for fittings, but it looked like it'd work well.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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Don't you mean ethanol "Watered down" fuel. Pop
Agreed! I try to buy 100% most of the time, but it's available in so few places that it's getting harder to do.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #6
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Agreed! I try to buy 100% most of the time, but it's available in so few places that it's getting harder to do.
MY 1981 Chevy 3/4 ton truck is undriveable with 10 % ethanol. I also use non-ethanol fuel in my 1835 cc VW engine that is in my little single seat Super Cub airplane. There is 2 places that is local that I can get it at $4.40 a gallon. Aviation 100 oct is $5.40 a gal. local. Pop
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Old May 10th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #7
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Pardon the hijack Mike~

Pop, get this additive.
http://mystarbrite.com/startron/

And some new fuel line that is resistant to ethanol break down. If you can't find it, go to a napa, they carry it. It's more for marine use but hubby selling alot of it now for older vehicles. It cost a little more and should say it on the hose, resistant.

That startron has helped get the bus back to 21mpg, was down to 18 and the dragon back to 5 day between fillups instead of 4. We use it in everything here, no more green sludge in anything. Left a mower sitting for 3 mos over winter and it started right up. My old 62 F100 sits for weeks, starts right up, runs fine. Weedeater, chain saw, all fine after months of sitting. Gas cans, no green slime in the bottom.

It won't happen on 1 tank, but it will improve it after a few tanks. TRUST ME!

Ok, back to air tanks~ :)
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