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Old 05-02-2006, 08:00 PM
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I put together a beer keg tank for one of my roadsters. I bought the filler cap from speedway. the catalog said aluminum but it was steel. I drilled and tapped the holes and reformed the mounting flange to match the keg. for the fuel outlet and the vent line i tapped holes in the Top of the tank. less leak potential. I used a compression fitting for a 3/8 tube. but drilled it out so the tube will push thru the fitting but the compression ring stays in place. I slant cut the end of the tube and pushed the steel tube to the bottom of the tank then pulled it up 1/2 inch. Mark the lenght then used a tube bender to form the tubing. add Fuel filter and run the lines. The vent line is supposed to run up, to one side then to the other side so if you get upside down athe fuel won't siphon out. The biggest problem was welding the mounting brackets to the aluminum tank

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there is a print of a pen drawing i see locally, that has some good old boys loading quart mason jars in a 40 ford... One is supposed to be somebody named Junior Somebody... I think he's in the pork rind business these days..
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When I was scrouging around the junk-pile in the woods behing my house, I turned up this massive steel-tank. It looked like it would make a good gas-tank for cross-country trips in your big-block car with 4.11s in the rear-end and no over-drive. I thought about cleaning it out and sticking it in the Roadster/T-bucket thing I'm building from some more junk up there. It would be nice to have to refill the tank once every 6-months. (If I can get a 4-cyl for the thing.)

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I think you're kidding, but you know, if we applied some basic ingenuity to fuel efficiency rather than max power, we might could save a few bucks and still have fun... Any modern efi engine is better than a full race sports car engine back when i was i high school, i remember we used to go like stink back then with 272 Fords and 262 Chevy v-8's... Everybody was in awe of this Austin Healy 3000, that had the clunkiest cast iron six in it.. it could do a hundred with the top off and the windsheild folded down...

and then there is all that alt/fuels deal... I am thinking of finding a tiny little car, and putting a grease diesel in it.. Or even a hydrogen powered Topolino...I saw in "Mythbusters" keep a old Oldsmobile running for a few minutes by sticking a hydrogen hose into the carb... Then it backfired..heheheheheheh...Carry on
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Where do you get the kits to turn a beer keg into a gas tank?. I used to see them every where, and now google cant find any.
i have i *** *** **** with a firestone conversion that i am ****** with my sandrail

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I think you're kidding, but you know, if we applied some basic ingenuity to fuel efficiency rather than max power, we might could save a few bucks and still have fun...
Only problem with your thinking as I see it, is that you make the assumption that your fun should represent my fun . Not true you want to run a small engine with gas mileage fine by me. But have the same respect for others wanting to have their fun their way. It does not hurt or hold you back if I like a 1000 cubic inches that burns 20 gallons an hour. For now anyway it is my money to spend as I like.

I get so tied of people always tell others how to live and what is good for them, as if they know.
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I beg your pardon? I make no proscriptions. And this was posted quite a while ago.

Actually my next project will have a 301 V-8 in it.

Right after i build an electric runabout to get groceries with.
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More than a year ago was my post.. Gas was probably under 3.oo then, but like i said, "carry on."

Personally i see no need for a show car or a dragster or a street car that turns under ten seconds. If you do, fine, you spends your money and you makes your choice.
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