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Early style cast brass gas tank fittings needed

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I am starting the hunt for some old design gas tank fittings that will be used on a tank that is lightly pressurized to push the fuel up to the carb.  Does anyone have an old tank out in the weeds that still has the fittings on it?

Al

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Any nasty old rusted out tanks that still have usable brass fittings available?

Al

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Al go to a plumbing supply co an buy a flange plate with the pipe thread size you need . I drill 4 holes in them and rivot/ sweat them in place. They look great and are authentic. Make sure to get in brass and you shape the flange part to fit the radius of your tank.

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Hello Mike,  That very solution, you suggested,  is one that I have considered, if I can't locate old original pieces from a rusted out donor tank.  By using a modified flange, as you suggested, I could also modify smaller versions of the same item, from which to pull fuel from the tank and make a separate pressure inlet port, which I also need.  Thanks for your response.

Al

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I have a plumbing house next door to me that has beeni business since the 1950s. They have old stuff . What sizes are you thinking 3/8 pipe? Ill find out what he has in brass I used 1/2 inch pipe on my Mitchell.

For the fuel out of the tank and 1/4 inch pipe to pressurize the tank . Ill send pics ofmy tank. Mike

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Have you had your tank up and running on pressure?  I am concerned about getting a good seal with pipe threads.  I don't want to need  a wrench to tighten the lid enough to hold air pressure.  I am thinking of fine straight threads and a gasket surface, with gasket, so I can go hand tight.  What are your thoughts?

Al

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48 minutes ago, alsfarms said:

Have you had your tank up and running on pressure?  I am concerned about getting a good seal with pipe threads.  I don't want to need  a wrench to tighten the lid enough to hold air pressure.  I am thinking of fine straight threads and a gasket surface, with gasket, so I can go hand tight.  What are your thoughts?

Al

 

48 minutes ago, alsfarms said:

Have you had your tank up and running on pressure?  I am concerned about getting a good seal with pipe threads.  I don't want to need  a wrench to tighten the lid enough to hold air pressure.  I am thinking of fine straight threads and a gasket surface, with gasket, so I can go hand tight.  What are your thoughts?

Al

My thoughts are you overthink too many things. Its a old car... not heart surgery. Ive had several tanks (model T ford speedsters ) with pressurized tanks . I put some pipe dope on the threads and tighten it up. Done and fine.....

 

 

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It does happen once in a while...that over thinking thing..... 🙂

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53 minutes ago, alsfarms said:

It does happen once in a while...that over thinking thing..... 🙂

OK Buddy ... I was shaving some fun with you. Mike  (smiling)

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Yup.....I caught that!  Has the deep freeze let up in your area yet?

Al

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3 minutes ago, alsfarms said:

Yup.....I caught that!  Has the deep freeze let up in your area yet?

Al

We are in a place its 80F and balmy....

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It is a balmy 18 deg. F here today and with snow on the ground.  Yesterday we had a nice 30 MPH refreshing breeze!

Al

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Thanks for the McMaster Carr reference.  They have a huge inventory of various parts for sure.  None of what I see will work for my application.

Al

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