Fuel tank from old Kero? camp stove

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  1. svc

    svc New Member

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    I found 2 of these beautiful brass tanks on a very ugly otherwise old pump up kerosene? camp cooker.
    Companion brand, if anyone want to look for more.(they are still going now which makes searching hard)
    first photo on here hope it works

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    The fuel feed line goes to the bottom of the tank on the inside so im hoping to get by on a siphon system without tapping a new fuel line.
    Any ingenious ideas for mounting it? I'm weighing between leather straps or some sort of copper tie.
     

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  2. diceman2004

    diceman2004 New Member

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    thats a nice tank , i think it would look pretty good , looks to be in decent shape too
     
  3. civlized

    civlized New Member

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    That's pretty slick. What do you do for venting, just not lock the pump? Seems like that might need some tweeking for it to not be dangerous.
     
  4. Tad Bit Tipsy

    Tad Bit Tipsy New Member

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    Just unthread the pump and add an adapter with breather line. Should be fine.
     
  5. svc

    svc New Member

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    It has a breather with a small wing nut next to the fuel filler. I guess it was a pressure release for when you are finished cooking and want to store the stove. I may have to locktite the wingnut in the open position so it doesn't rattle out. (it actually a wing bolt, i guess you would call it)
     
  6. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Gorgeous tank FTW! Nice score (^)
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Gotta love brass. You could use stainless steel clamps and paint the clamps black maybe. Even unpainted they would look good. That's a winner.
    SB
     
  8. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    If it's a pump up - it's mebbe alcohol? Not that it matters much anymore lol

    Quick thought, if ya use stainless clamps/hose clamp style and ya wanna camo it real easy (& protect surfaces) I've found heat shrink tubing (usually fer wiring) works real well ;)
     
  9. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Or maybe white gas. I wouldn't think kerosene would use a pump. Good idea on the heat shrink.
    SB
     

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