Digged up an accessory I haven't seen discussed here. It's supposed to be screwed into the tank between the sediment bulb and the tank. Switched in the regular position the valve flows from the higher pipe about 1 1/2" up in the tank. When you get symptoms of fuel starvation you can switch to the other position and still have some gas to get to the nearest gas station. You just have to remember to switch it back after filling up I didn't remember once when I had an early VW.. Had to walk to the nearest farmer and buy some chain saw fuel. Odd the switch was patented july 13 1909 - the encyclopedia says Ford only had screwed in sediment bulbs in early 09, then went to riveted in sediment bulbs until 1911. Must have been a bad blow to the manufacturer if they really were trying to sell Ford accessories that early?
This would be a good one for Art to enlighten us about.
And I thought that valve concept was unique to the VW.. I might still have one of those.
Here is an adv on that design, plus a some others.
Or the factory way, read the dip stick from time to time, (on sunny day you have to shield the eyes to see the line )
Looks like the guy checking the gas in the tank has his cell phone to his ear .....calling AAA?
What are your thoughts about an aux tank in the turtle on a runabout.
Would be higher for the uphill problem.
We already sit on a tank.
I never worry about sitting on top of the gasoline tank. From the beginning of the automobile well into the '70s, either under or directly behind the driver's seat was one of the most common places to put the gasoline tank in automobiles and trucks. Even in collisions, explosions are very rare. Gasoline in liquid form is not that explosive (gasoline vapor mixed with air is another matter).
I often carry gasoline cans in the trunk or inside a vehicle.
One safety issue that should be mentioned. If you carry gasoline inside a vehicle? Be very careful about leakage and fumes inside the vehicle. The danger isn't so much explosion. The fumes can affect your brain so that you become unaware of them and you could pass out. Never happened to me. Yet.
Drive carefully, and do enjoy, W2
I wondered briefly about the risks associated with driving a T after recently purchasing my first. Sitting on a gas tank, huge un-collapsible steering column, wooden wheels, etc. You know what? Life is full of risk and the pleasure my T brings far out-way the dangers. Were only here for a short time and i plan to enjoy my remaining time tinkering and puttering along in my new T, and probably more.
I've wondered if I could adapt one of the reserve valves from one of my old harley's for that purpose but the way the '27 tank is mounted I have to reinvent the "Wheel"