Metal Interstate petrol tank

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Mark_smugglers, May 9, 2018.

  1. Mark_smugglers

    Mark_smugglers

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    Hi

    My fibreglass 5 1/2 gallon tank is finally losing the battle with ethanol. Interested in anyone with a metal interstate tank for sale as I've yet to hear anything good about the Indian ones.
    Thanks
     
  2. kommando

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  3. Mark_smugglers

    Mark_smugglers

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    Thanks. I could never find a thread with links to an Indian interstate tank anyone had had food experiences with. Will have another look and also look at the link above. Thanks again.
     
  4. kommando

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    That ebay seller is based in the UK but buys all his items from India, that hopefully means he has the knowledge to select the right items and inspects them, he is mentioned on the NOC site and the side panels he supplied were ok quality. As he himself is Indian that should also be a plus as he will be aware of the issues.
     
  5. Mark_smugglers

    Mark_smugglers

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    Thanks. Appreciate the help.
     
  6. kommando

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  7. o0norton0o

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    that is the ebay guy that I bought my interstate tank from. It's worked good enough for me. It doesn't have the interior baffles inside the tank to keep the fuel from sloshing around like the original tank. Obviously, it's not painted so you have the task or the expense of painting it. The only other thing I would mention is that it had some antirust coating on the inside which I tried to remove with various chemicals. After not having all that much success removing it all, I finished the tank, installed it, and fueled it up. I removed the filters on the petcocks and put clear filters inline on my fuel lines so I can see if there's any of the coating flaking off and entering the fuel stream. No issues so far after an entire year of use.

    rsvintage2014 sold me a good tank for a very good price. I'm really glad I have a larger tank because I don't put ethanol fuel in my commando and the larger tank makes it easier to avoid putting corn squeezin's in my fuel tank by increasing my range before I need to fuel up again.
     
  8. gortnipper

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