Just bought a 1976 PK. The gas tank is being held in place by bungee cords. The straps are aroung it and there is two long metal bars that are attached to the tank with the straps. Does the tank sit on the frame or should the bars go underneath the frame rail. This looks like th tank would sit on top of the rails. A photo would sure help , or any words off wisdom. Thanks.
PK14hp Gas Tank Mounting.
Posted July 14, 2015 - 12:35 PM
Posted July 14, 2015 - 01:26 PM
I'll have to look at mine.
Posted July 14, 2015 - 01:59 PM
Is this the tank that covers whole top of engine with big hole for sparkplug change? Seems it bolts to dash tin and forward to the grill tin. OR, some grill tins had long angles going back to dash to bolt on each side. Tank may have set on that some, but not sure. More modern tractors just have tank up in front of engine, behind the grill and uses straps to go around the mounts that are part of the grill metal. 3 gallon, but NOT over the engine then.
Posted July 14, 2015 - 04:13 PM
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Posted July 14, 2015 - 04:30 PM
The bars sit on top of the hood side rails ... they should be tack welded there but a lot of times the tack weld breaks loose. The tank straps go around/under these two bars. There should be 2 U shaped saddles with cushioning material that the tank sits on ... welde to these 2 bars.
Posted July 15, 2015 - 10:44 AM
Glenn, you thinking of tank in front by grill? We have to determine Which tank he has first. Lots of them in this time were bigger and covered the engine, cept that hole for spark plug. Were a pain when you needed to work on carb or such. Maybe a picture of what he has would be good idea??
Posted July 15, 2015 - 07:43 PM
If it's a 76 like he says ... then it should have the tank in front ... right behind the headlights. The "Full Length" Tank doesn't have any bars or straps & such. The Short Hood / Full Length Tanks were gone by about 72 / 73.
That was my clue.