Round plastic gas tank

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  1. obadboystanley

    obadboystanley New Member

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    I just won this little sucker on ebay. what do you guys think? I plan on mounting on the back under the seat of my schwinn cruiser build. Its plastic by the way.
     

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    Looks like it will work for you...
     
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    i like how its has spots for straps. very cool.
     
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    By the way did the say what that tank came from?
     
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    obadboystanley New Member

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    Thanks, I had bid on a metal one but I lost. This was my second choice, I was a little skeptical because its plastic, but I really want a round tank to mount on the rear. I didnt really like how the gas tank that came with the kit looked on my bike.
     
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    No this was the header "Mini Bike Go Kart Gas Tank round clean with cap and brackets vintage Rare NR"
     
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    i like some of the plastic tanks i use a one gall. plastic from a riding mower on a rear rack
     
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    This one is 3 3/16 in diameter and 9 1/2 long. I wonder how many miles that will get me.
     
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    My guess is approximately 66 miles.

    Volume of the tank = ((3.1875/2)^2)(2)(pi)(9.5)= 151.615877 in^3
    Volume of one gallon of gas = 230.999952 in^3
    Gas in your tank is approximately 151.615877/230.99952 = .656 gallon
    Assuming you get about 100 miles per gallon then (.656)(100) = 66 miles

    Just a guess though. I suppose this where it would be totally appropriate to say Your Mileage May Vary!
     
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    Thanks! on my electric scooter i would get about 8.
     

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