Working on my TT today and I noticed the tank was leaking by the bung for fuel shut off. I pulled the tank to replace it with a spare I have. Turns out the bung on the spare is more toward the middle of the tank. Do the cars have the fuel outlet in a different spot? I ended up fixing the cracked solder on the TT tank. That was exciting I had a little fire coming out of the bung because I didn't want to fill it with water I wanted to get back together , but no big deal I did get it fixed.
Were the frame brackets riveted to the spare tank?
In that case it may have been a 1912 tank, they had the sediment bulb in the center.
Here are some pictures the first one is the tank on the truck, you can see the scribe marks where the bung would normally be. Do you think Ford shipped tanks that were "blanks" and the fire apparatus manufacturer put the bung where it is for clearance? The second picture is the spare tank which shows the bung in the standard location. Any thoughts on this?
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Wow. I just drove through New London twice last weekend and I will drive through again on Saturday. My brother in law works at Plach Motors. Some day I might have to stop to visit.
Sure anytime Dave! You heading to Iola this year?
Iola is always the weekend I work, so I can never make it.
Too Bad! It's usually a good swap meet. If yo enjoy digging through rusty or greasy parts like I do. LOL!