|06-11-2016 07:05 AM|
moon style tank ?
Agusto , you can take an old propane tank, fill with water and start trimming and cutting to remove the brackets, then buy a screw on filler neck from Speedway to make your own " Moon TanK" I made one a few years ago for my dunebuggy
I checked Speedway and they don't have the one listed I used on a beer keg tank I did on one of the T buckets. But when I ordered it they said weld on but it had a flange and was a screws on type.
|06-10-2016 09:02 AM|
|06-10-2016 06:03 AM|
|deadbodyman||I asked the same question back when I was a 10yr old kid building models and was told it was for dry ice to cool the fuel. The fuel line ran through it.|
|06-02-2016 09:59 PM|
|bullheimer||it's obviously an Eyeball holder.|
|05-25-2016 09:39 PM|
In 1962 our tank size was good for one pass so we had to make sure the tank was full for each pass. Forgot and ran out of gas at the start line once and did not do that again..
|05-25-2016 08:40 PM|
In 1962 you just mounted the tank further forward or further rearward, higher or lower, fuller or less full, depending on where you wanted your center of gravity at launch:
|05-24-2016 12:37 PM|
every bit of roddin' knowledge is always relevant, no matter how old the thread is.
|05-24-2016 09:22 AM|
Ancient thread but always relevant
With a bit of plumbing and internal size mods, some have made it into a radiator overflow/expansion tank.
To me, they look kinda silly on a street driven car/rod but to each his own
|05-24-2016 07:52 AM|
I think they really caught on for street rods, to try to look like our hero's Gassers!
You can do what many have done:
Mount it out front for that classic look........ but not use it as a gas tank!
|05-24-2016 07:26 AM|
Wow... I'm 62 and often wondered what those "moon pressure tankss" were used for on today's hot rods.
So just for a nostalgia look...
|03-29-2011 01:51 PM|
|03-29-2011 01:36 PM|
|03-29-2011 01:35 PM|
hey they have pretty neat stuff at mooneyes, I love the variety of tanks, about the decals I'm gonna print their logo on adhesive vinyl but please don't tell anybody
it's kind of difficult and expensive buying parts from the USA in this shores but definitely I want one of those fuel tanks for my buggy.
|03-29-2011 01:32 PM|
"You will sometimes still hear these tanks referred to as "Moon tanks", so called because Jerry Moon sold them early on."
His name was Dean Moon.
|03-29-2011 01:08 PM|
Mostly those front mounted Moon tanks are used for looks or for a radiator over flow. They are old school, kinda neat, quite expensive these days, but do "make a statement" for those that like that kind of stuff. For me - my back bumper is next to my gas tank, <2" as it's a '32 style tank on my '31
Hmmmm - gives me an idea. Nahhhhh
But - take a look here: http://www.honestcharley.com/hot-rod...-tank-3qt.html
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