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#1 petrj6 ONLINE  

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 09:45 PM

   I know this is not gt related but I figured some of you guys may be able to pick up a few tips on here, I had to replace the tank on my stationary engine. started by mapping the entire tank out on paper so I knew where things go when I need to reassemblegas tank 003.JPG , traced out the tank shape and cut the top and bottom sections outgas tank 004.JPG .  once I was positive I had all good template and dimensions I cut the old tank apart, I needed the fitting for the new tank. gas tank 012.JPG

    be careful cutting into an old tank you never know what you will find, I found two baffles and the fuel fitting had a flange on the backgas tank 008.JPG .  removed all the old fittings and brackets to re-use them on the new tank.  tack welded the fuel inlet fittings into the inside of the tankgas tank 015.JPG , then made the baffles and welded them to the top cover.  I drilled 1/4" holed in the tank where the baffles will go so I can spot weld them in place, easier and looks cleanergas tank 025.JPG .  put the side of the tank on starting on the flat section and wrapping it around the tank to assure the correct shapegas tank 021.JPG , tack as you go every 2" or so.  put the top section on the tank using the same procedure.

     once that was done I started to weld it together, start between the tacks and weld toward a tack, keep going in the same direction all the way around using 1/2" long welds, keep moving and don't put to much weld on to keep the warpage downgas tank 029.JPG .

   with the tank welded together and cleaned I lead soldered around the outside of the fittings to seal it up goodgas tank 034.JPG and a quick coat of paint later I was donegas tank 038.JPG

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 09:56 PM

Nice job Pete. I have to remove the tank from my Mighty Mite hood and see if needs to be replaced. I'll probably need one made if it's shot.
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Posted January 01, 2015 - 10:50 PM

What engine did that go on?

 

Looks like it turned out great...

 

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 11:19 PM

Nice job & a good tutorial to follow.

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Posted January 02, 2015 - 01:00 AM

Nice job Pete. I have to remove the tank from my Mighty Mite hood and see if needs to be replaced. I'll probably need one made if it's shot.

The tank on the M-M is just a  Briggs tank.

 

 

What engine did that go on?

 

Looks like it turned out great...

 

Ben W.

That was the tank for the International LA engine he got the other day.


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Posted January 02, 2015 - 06:23 AM

   doug t has it correct, the tank was for my IH La engine I picked up recently.  it did come out really well but I still cant get the ^#$*(^#!&#$* engine to start.  going to flat belt it to another motor today and get it running.  I thought maybe someone could pick up a few tips on this hopefully it helps out. 

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Posted January 02, 2015 - 09:22 AM

Very nice job making a new fuel tank.

 

Did you use the PBR cans to make the tank? :poke:  :bigrofl:



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Posted January 02, 2015 - 09:33 PM

That was the tank for the International LA engine he got the other day.

 

Oh, stop showing off your knowledge of what a daggone gas tank goes to... gee... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

 

You do know your engines. :thumbs:

 

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