Originally Posted by Augusto
What is that shiny tank that is usually placed up front of the radiator on some 30's ford hot rods?
I guess is not a fuel tank or is it?
The idea was to force the fuel back towards the engine on dragsters, etc. w/quick acceleration, plus better weight distrubution. Makes for a poor bumper, though!
You will sometimes still hear these tanks referred to as "Moon tanks", so called because Jerry Moon sold them early on. The company logo was those 'Moon Eyes' that I'm sure you've seen before. He also made the "Moon Discs" wheel covers and other assorted hot rod parts back when.
The 'Moon Equipped' decals were very popular years ago.