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#1 tweidman OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 10:43 PM

I have a nice gas tank from my 1969 MF-12 that will not fit with my OH-160 engine. Anyone have a short tank from a MF-10 they want to trade?

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 09:46 PM

Todd, take a peek at your tank, you should be able to un-solder the tank and remove the "extra" section. Then just re-solder it to make the short tank.

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 10:02 PM

I never thought of that..... Thx

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Oh... and if you have an inert gas you can fill the tank with, that helps. You could fill it with water and drain it out before you heat the tank. That should be enough to get any fumes out. Just remember to leave the cap off and you should be fine.

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 12:12 PM

When someone brought a gas tank for us to weld up or solder we would hook a hose to the tank and one of the the trucks. Let the exhaust fumes run into the tank for about 15 minutes to kill all the fumes. Never had one blow up.

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 08:37 PM

Tweidman, I have a tank from a 10, if you want pictures, let me know. Reply directly by email, I don't check the forum consistently.

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Posted July 22, 2011 - 09:13 AM

Oh... and if you have an inert gas you can fill the tank with, that helps. You could fill it with water and drain it out before you heat the tank. That should be enough to get any fumes out. Just remember to leave the cap off and you should be fine.


Although it is a good alternative to trading or buying a short tank, short tanks are not that hard to find.... So, I would rather not mess with taking the 12 tank apart, unless absolutely nessesary.




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