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914racer
post Feb 1 2023, 09:51 AM
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I just realizes that there are a number of sources for new gas tanks. Does anyone have experience with different tanks or are they all manufactured by the same source? Are they all the same? I also would like to know specifically what the difference is between the early (70-74) and the later tank design.
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Van B
post Feb 3 2023, 02:35 PM
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A complementary question to 914racer, what are community thoughts on preemptively sealing a new tank? I’ve been looking at the caswell kit as it seems to be the most highly regarded epoxy formula for petrol amd ethanol resistance.
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post Feb 5 2023, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE(Van B @ Feb 3 2023, 03:35 PM) *

A complementary question to 914racer, what are community thoughts on preemptively sealing a new tank? I’ve been looking at the caswell kit as it seems to be the most highly regarded epoxy formula for petrol amd ethanol resistance.


No, no, no. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif) Don’t wreck a new tank with aftermarket (IMG:style_emoticons/default/stromberg.gif) sealer. That crap eventually delaminates and then you end up with a clogged fuel system.

An unsealed tank will outlive you.

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As with all paint - prep is paramount. How are you going to guarantee that you get every last bit of stamping die lube out of the weld seam. Too many things to go wrong inside a tank you can’t see. Besides that - there are very few paints or epoxies that survive well long term when immersed in fuel. Many stock tanks are still in great shape 50 years later.

Keep the tank full when in long term storage and you won’t have problems.
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914racer   Gas Tank   Feb 1 2023, 09:51 AM
mgphoto   Dansk makes the tank, 2 versions, early with evap,...   Feb 1 2023, 09:55 AM
76-914   I just realizes that there are a number of source...   Feb 1 2023, 09:58 AM
76-914   I see Sierra Madre currently has the tanks on sale...   Feb 1 2023, 04:55 PM
914sgofast2   I see Sierra Madre currently has the tanks on sal...   Feb 1 2023, 09:50 PM
Van B   Specifically, it’s just the evap mounting bracke...   Feb 1 2023, 06:42 PM
wonkipop   Specifically, it’s just the evap mounting brack...   Feb 2 2023, 04:19 PM
Van B   Thanks @wonkipop . Just wanted to make sure ther...   Feb 2 2023, 06:44 PM
mlindner   914racer, I went this direction so roll cage could...   Feb 3 2023, 05:18 AM
Van B   A complementary question to 914racer, what are com...   Feb 3 2023, 02:35 PM
Superhawk996   A complementary question to 914racer, what are co...   Feb 5 2023, 01:11 PM
gnomefabtech   I don't want to be one of those safety know it...   Feb 5 2023, 11:47 AM
Van B   Ok jeez! I won’t lol! But for the reco...   Feb 5 2023, 04:19 PM
Superhawk996   But for the record, I would rather have a plastic...   Feb 5 2023, 05:14 PM
Van B   We’re on the same frequency, you and I :beer2:   Feb 5 2023, 06:11 PM
wonkipop   @Van B and [b]@[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2...   Feb 6 2023, 01:17 AM
Van B   No, I definitely think plastic is better. Too bad...   Feb 6 2023, 05:56 AM
Van B   There is definitely an in between version on these...   Feb 9 2023, 05:09 PM
wonkipop   There is definitely an in between version on thes...   Feb 10 2023, 02:01 AM
Van B   There is definitely an in between version on the...   Feb 10 2023, 11:49 AM
Front yard mechanic   So plastic tanks are better :idea: maybe plastic f...   Feb 10 2023, 05:47 AM
Motosan   Just installed a new Dansk and everything fit well...   Feb 10 2023, 11:42 AM
Van B   Just installed a new Dansk and everything fit wel...   Feb 10 2023, 11:47 AM


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