#1. Where can you get new caps for them?
#2. Is the water can supposed to be white or gray? Seems I've seen them both ways.
Lonnie, I believe someone did reproduce them a while ago. As I remember they were not cheap.
I'd check with one of the dealers who sell the new cans, like Lang's.
Howell's Sheet metal is who was reproducing them. Do a search on this forum for conversations about them.
I always thought that the water was blue the gas red and the oil was a white tanish color. That is the colors that were on my original set. The paint was bad but you could still tell what the colors were. I never was sure if the oil can was oil stained white or aged white or the tanish color it appeared to be. All three of my cans are the same size, Ive seen them with one large and 2 small cans.
My set has 2 large cans and one small can that fit in the bracket. I have a copy of an original sales ad that says gas is a 2 gallon red, oil is a one gallon blue and water is a 2 gallon can but it doesn't give the color?
Mine look like this, red for gas, white for water and blue for oil.
I only had the cans, I had to make the holder.
The lids from the old square paint thinner cans fit, and so do the gas lids for old briggs and stratton mower/edger engine fuel tanks
I like the white, kind of patriotic looking. Thanks for the pic.
Thanks ED, that's good to know.
Dan Treace posted a period ad in this thread:
It says the cans are red for gas, blue for oil, and gray for water. It doesn't say whether they are the Boyco brand.
I think the red white and blue scheme grew from patriotism of restorers. The gray probably looked like faded white many years after the fact.
Here's another past thread on Boyco cans.