Building your own Gas Tank?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by ChopperDave, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave New Member

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    Hi Guys & Gals,

    Thought I would share this reasonably priced Cap & Bung that I found and am using on the 'Roadmaster Rat' aluminum baseball bat tank.

    Filler Cap and Bung For Sale
     
  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

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    Just be sure the the tank is somehow vented.
    That site says that their caps have "leak free sealing".
     
  3. DaveC

    DaveC Member

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    After reading of some who use garden hose caps and fittings I went looking at Lowe's and found a hose fitting cap that has fittings for a small copper line, a pre-vented cap as it were. To keep the gas from running out if I dump the bike I'll be useing a lump of OOOO steel wool inside the tubing. It will let the air through but slow down any gas trying to run out.
     
  4. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave New Member

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    Ya I did have to drill a vent, but the vented caps that I looked at were four times the price...
     
  5. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    You would have to use that with an aluminum tank, wouldn't you? Looks like a good choice for the aluminum ball bat. Do you have a thread? I'd like to see a picture. How did you cap the end of the ball bat (assuming it is cut off)? Do you weld tat yourself or have it done?
    SB
     
  6. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Thanks alot for sharing CD.....it's just what the doctor ordered and at a great price!

    Blow the vent, I need the pressure for my fuel injector.....

    dnut
     
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