Petrol Tank complete (07625) 12hp 39-47

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David2021
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Petrol Tank complete (07625) 12hp 39-47

Post by David2021 » Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:56 pm

Wanted a useable petrol tank for a 12hp. Any variant 1939-1947.
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Re: Petrol Tank complete (07625) 12hp 39-47

Post by David2021 » Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:50 am

Update!
No rush of usable fuel tanks, so I cleaned the tank and "sealed" it using POR15. It seems to have done the job...we will see. No reserve system, the solenoid & second tube had been removed., so it went back as I found it. The leaky float was properly soldered up before refitting!

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Re: Petrol Tank complete (07625) 12hp 39-47

Post by TonyG » Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:01 am

David,

I used a similar sealing product from Rustbusters on my Saloon tank and it’s worked ok. POR 15 make excellent products and i can recommend highly their engine enamel and rust inhibiting chassis paint; better than Hammerite, even before they took the good bits out!

Re the reserve function; I’ve often wondered why Rover fitted this to their cars, given that they had a fuel gauge? Even today, this is a common feature on motorcycles for that reason. My conclusion is that, firstly, it was something motorists expected, back in 30s and 40s, having had lesser vehicles without gauges and, secondly, meant that the dirty fuel in the bottom of the tank was only used in an emergency. One has to hope that fuel is cleaner now. However, with the reserves deactivated on both my cars, an in-line filter has been fitted as a wise precaution. It’s also a good idea to drain the tank once in a while to clean it out.

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Re: Petrol Tank complete (07625) 12hp 39-47

Post by David2021 » Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:07 pm

Thanks for that positive answer!
I will fill up as soon as I am running again (next week I hope!)

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Re: Petrol Tank complete (07625) 12hp 39-47

Post by David2021 » Tue May 17, 2022 3:56 pm

I used POR15 and it seems to be working. I have to take care not to overfill the tank (don't we all with prices at the level they are!)
It helps to have an assistant and not to rush the procedure. Take your time. The preparation chemicals can be reused if you drain/filter them carefully. :D

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