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Old 04-27-2012, 10:46 PM
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Arrow Re: Rear Gas Tank Mount Idea

If you cut the fuel neck from an old mower or tiller (briggs or tecumseh), you can find new vented ( 2 way) caps for cheap.

Here is a check-ball vent I made today for $0, but the check-ball shuts off fuel flow if there's no return hose from carb. Best to use a motorcycle dirt-bike tank vent ($10) for gravity feed.

My home-made vent (without check ball it works, but can leak fumes when parked)

Motorcycle vent $10 for good metal one

Originally Posted by tooljunkie View Post
i have considered an automotive fuel cap and filler neck from one of the old cars in my back 40.
cut filler neck off and welt to whatever tank i build.
another one is crank out something on my lathe,with an inlet valve to let air in so fuel will drain out petcock.and a check ball to keep gas in when its sloshing.
i have a couple old coleman cookstoves,the filler is a nice size.

oh.forgot why i was here,like the bike,the ammo box idea is cool.
aftermarket snowmobile parts suppliers have rear fuel storage tanks,roughly one gallon.
cap and gas line fitting ready to go.
1" roller Dax Friction Drive and Tanaka 3300 with mods.

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