Re: Slow going...
I was shocked when I saw the size of the tank myself... it did look HUGE on the frame until I added the other dew-dads like tires-handlebars-seat. Now, I kinda like how it looks. Funny part is... I was starting out with an idea of making a boardtrack style bike, but as I add parts I'm ending up with more of a rat-rod type bike... I guess my plans were doomed from the start since the tank was my first purchase! Thanks for the comment.
In other news, I ordered a "supposed" 14mm petcock... (search on ebay for a yamaha dt80 petcock if you wanna see it). I'll keep everyone posted on whether or not it actually fits. Another internet brainstorm led me to the idea of using a 14mm to 12mm spark plug adapter on the tank since 12mm petcocks are much easier to find... just don't know if the threads would match up using this method (the tank is course threaded m14x1.5). Last resort is the brass inline/adapter/filter method!
Some easy recent mods pictured below... took me all of 10 minutes to complete!!!