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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
I looked online for something you could put in water when you fill the tank to grind that would prevent rust, but none of them look like they can be easily flushed out. Sorry I am of no help.
 
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
javawave wrote:
I looked online for something you could put in water when you fill the tank to grind that would prevent rust, but none of them look like they can be easily flushed out. Sorry I am of no help.

That's okay Java thanks.Just a disclaimer here......"Do not try this at home .I do not recommend the following procedure to anyone " ...I just lit a cigar and started grinding away occasionally shooting in some air from the compressor to keep any buildup from flashing on me and the dremel caused no spark at all .I am still here so it worked fine. I am going to flush it a bit with some gas when I finish up tomorrow before putting the tank in service ...Coug
 
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Is it possible you could video tape this?

People going "boom" are big hits on Youtube.
 
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
RoadieFF wrote:
Is it possible you could video tape this?

People going "boom" are big hits on Youtube.


Think I could get a spot on Lettermans stupid pet tricks ...Coug
 
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Used to weld aluminum aircraft gas tanks all the time. Used a tank of Argon gas fed in at about 15 cfm through a hose wrapped tightly with shop rags placed in the filler hole. Left the gas to vent through the fuel outlet. Let it run about 10 minutes before striking an arc & you can even weld on a full tank! Perfectly safe as the Argon displaces any oxygen.





 
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Okay the valve is on and it looks nice. No leaks ....errrrr so far ...Flash I may do a few drawdowns on the gas later see what it puts out in 60 seconds....have not hooked up the feed lines yet.I am trying to decide which setup I like best...stainless or the black with the silver spring cover with chrome finish end clamps....Coug
 
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Here's mine .....

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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Here is a pic not a good one I Will get some better ones tomorrow when I finish.I ran a drawdown and 70 oz.per minute with about 1\2 gallon in the tank.Ran another with at least a gallon and got 87 ounces in a 60 second drawdown..What does the oem valve flow in 60 seconds???..Coug
 
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Dang, that's about a sixpack in one minute,,not bad........did you just stick the hose into a jug, turn the valve on and start counting?
by the way, they both look good.........
 
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Re:Grinding the fuel cock hole on the gas tank 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Cougar wrote:
Here.What does the oem valve flow in 60 seconds???..

No idea but I'm sure it's not the limiting factor.

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