Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Rat Turd Fuel Tank

 Its been a while since I've worked on the Rat Turd fuel tank. I've wanted to work on it but I just couldn't find the time. As the weeks passed the bike started getting buried. You know how it is. Tools, remnants of other projects, boxes of stuff. When you're in a hurry they all find a place to sit anywhere there is a relatively flat surface. After an hour or so of cleaning and organizing I found the bike right there on the lift table where I left it.

 The first order of business was to weld the end caps onto the tubes. The caps for the front tank are solid and the caps for the rear tank have bungs welded in them to accept some brass fittings.

 All the main pieces welded together. I still need to add a filler neck and cap to the front tank.

 The front tank has a fitting on the bottom of each end. There will be a clear hose running from there to a fitting on the side of the rear tank as seen in the above picture. This will be somewhat of a fuel level indicator. The two fittings on top of the rear tank will be vent hoses running to the still undersigned filler neck. If you look close you can see the sediment bowl under this side of the rear tank.
 There's still a lot of work to do. Hopefully it won't take me another four months to give you an update.


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