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Gas tanks

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Offline 94touring

Gas tanks
« on: August 19, 2020, 08:36:41 AM »
7.5 gallons.  One very clean one inside and out $100.  One clean outside but will need the inside cleaned, has a sender too, $50.  One dirty looking one but doesn't seem too crusty inside $25.

Offline drmini

Re: Gas tanks
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 05:56:41 PM »
Which ones have sending units, and what type are the others? Either bayonet mount or with 6 screws?

Offline 94touring

Re: Gas tanks
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 02:29:28 PM »
Which ones have sending units, and what type are the others? Either bayonet mount or with 6 screws?

Only one with the sender is the one shown in the photo.   I'm not sure I know what bayonet vs 6 screws is?  One is an early tank where the holding strap goes over the top and the other two I believe are the diagonal style.

Offline Willie_B

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Re: Gas tanks
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2020, 03:08:22 PM »
Older gas tanks (60'S) the sender was held in with 6 small screws.

Offline 94touring

Re: Gas tanks
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2020, 03:10:33 PM »
OH that. I'll check this week when I'm back out. 2 are bayonet. The old tank may not be.

Offline 94touring

Re: Gas tanks
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 12:03:54 PM »
All 3 are bayonet.

Offline Red Riley

Re: Gas tanks
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2020, 01:44:51 PM »
Which ones have sending units, and what type are the others? Either bayonet mount or with 6 screws?

Only one with the sender is the one shown in the photo.   I'm not sure I know what bayonet vs 6 screws is?  One is an early tank where the holding strap goes over the top and the other two I believe are the diagonal style.

A little bit of FYI history: A bayonet mount or connector is named for the socket bayonets used on 19th century military rifles. The bayonet has a round base with several fingers or tabs that fit into matching cutouts in the socket (in this case the outer surface of the rifle barrel), then the bayonet is twisted until the tabs lock into the socket and it is held in by friction or a spring-lock arrangement. If you look at the way camera lenses attach, that is a bayonet connection. Military spec electrical connectors also use bayonet mounting. The fuel senders with tabs that twist into the opening on the tank and are held in against the gasket by friction are what? Bayonet mounts. The kind with screws are well, screw mount. So now you know.  4.gif
« Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 01:48:12 PM by Red Riley »

Offline BruceK

Re: Gas tanks
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2020, 03:31:16 PM »
Thanks explanation/history lesson RR!   4.gif  Iím always interested to learn more stuff.
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Offline 94touring

Re: Gas tanks
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2020, 09:10:14 AM »
$100 tank sold