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Old 10-20-2011, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: inspired by the tinsmith' in frame tank

took a day off the tank project yesterday an today wah laa mounted an finished , almost had a real mishap with it figured I would check it for leaks an decided to emerse it so I soldered a nut to a 1/8 hole in the top of it screwed in an air fitting , did not even consider checking my air pressure started to connect it an the top of the tank SWELLED UP ALMOST AN INCH ! almost crapped my pants in the process! an learned NOT SO MUCH AIR PRESSURE IN THE TANK EVER ( but a great metal forming technique perfectly uniform curves), so I turned that down to about 3 psi an submerged it sealed a couple larger leaks with solder , an ordered some tank kreem to finish it off . the mishap actually gave me slightly more capacity , imagine that . an just for everyones benifit a fuel petcock from a lawnboy is a great fit an easy to find . last pics of the tank an soon to be in body an paint work.
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