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Posted from Archive, Original Message by Mjvchippy: Gas tank

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:41 am
by Club Archivist
HELLO ALL,
 
I HAVE A 1951 18FT. RIVIERA. THE GAS TANK IS ORIGINAL AND SEEMS TO BE SOLID,BUT IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY AT WHAT POINT SHOULD ONE CONSIDER INSTALLING A NEW TANK? THE SAD POINT IS THAT BEFORE ONE COULD NOTICE A PROBLEM WITH A LEAK  THERE COULD BE A DISASTER.
 
ALL COMMENTS WELCOME.
 
THANKS,
 
MIKE 51 RIV. LONG AGO

Posted from Archive, Original Message by Tom Lang: Gas tank

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:42 am
by Club Archivist
Rayco Manufacturing (they advertise in the Rudder) in Bradenton, FL will make you a new aluminum one for $300 or so. Keep the old one under your bed on a silk pillow in case the future owner wants to go back "original".

Rayco is at 941-751-3177. Jeff is very fair. He is presently fabricating two tanks for me at this time.

Tom

Posted from Archive, Original Message by Don Ayers: Gas tank

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:43 am
by Club Archivist
IMHO, Save the original if you can and use a product called POR-15 to coat the inside.  Works very well.
 
Thx
 
Don

Posted from Archive, Original Message by Don Ayers: Gas tank

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:45 am
by Club Archivist
Here is the link. Thx
 
Don
 
http://www.por15.com/product.asp?productid=316

Posted from Archive, Original Message by Don Kliesh Gas tank

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:46 am
by Club Archivist
Mike,
 
Take the tank to a local radiator repair shop.  The can boil it clean to remove all of the sludge. They can also pressure test. I did that here in NJ. they also certified it.  Worked out great, $65 is all it cost.
 
Don K
'58 Sportsman