Substitute for stock gas tank

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Substitute for stock gas tank
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By wes heustess on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 09:10 pm:

I am having trouble getting a viable original 27 undercowl gas tank. Anyone have a place they have gotten an tank that will at least fit and have a similar capacity?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 10:06 pm:

They are not that hard to find. I usually see at least one or two on ebay all the time. Have you tried putting an ad in the classifieds on this website? I believe there is one or more at my dad's place that he would sell.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 10:47 pm:

There are three on eBay right now. Can't vouch for the quality but I bet better then starting from scratch.

Do an eBay search for: 1926 27 model t gas tank

Good Luck,
Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 10:41 am:

Drop me a note, Wes - I have a restored tank available near Tacoma, WA - not cheap but serviced at a reputable radiator shop and ready to install.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By harvey cash on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 11:37 am:

Wes I have a tank that you can have for the price of shipping. It came out of a running car that had the body removed for a rod. The tank has a dent in the front that would be hidden when installed. Tank also needs to be cleaned out and flushed since it has been sitting for several years and I don't know any previous history. Maybe a last resort if you can't find a better one.. Harv.T tankT tank


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 01:11 pm:

Good thing the oval and round tanks are made new.

Just got an early Christmas gift, the Brown truck just delivered! New tank for the current project.




Finding good '26-'27 cowl tanks is possible, one thing to check is for loose baffles, if when you shake the tank, you hear 'em, bad news as taking that style tank apart is a good bit of work for the best of the tank guys at a radiator shop. My guy opened one up to just fix a bad spot worn thru at the clamp area, and said he wouldn't take off the end panels as the baffles are soldered there too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 03:57 pm:

Nice accessory truss support, Dan !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 06:49 pm:

What is your new project, Dan?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 10:47 pm:

Wes, I believe Lilleker http://www.mrmodelt.com/ Is repairing the cowl tanks. Wouldn't hurt to check with them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:12 am:

Mike

Still puttering with Aloha Wanderwell's Unit #2. Once the motor is in and test the running chassis, will begin the replica body.



So meantime adding the little touches to make the project reflect the original.



If you squint the truss rod is under the rear of Unit 2, guess they knew it was needed for a round the world trip with no roads..... so had add that feature to the chassis too :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:07 am:

What manufacturer of disc wheels are you running, Dan ? They look similar to the Michelin discs on the Fire Chief's rig - have an orphan available ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:07 am:

Sorry - went off topic a bit !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:18 am:

Dan -- Thanks for the info. That's a WAY cool project! And it should keep you occupied for quite a while. Please keep us posted on your progress.

OK then -- Now back to your regularly scheduled gas tank thread. :-)


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