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B_C
03-09-2011, 12:33 AM
Kevin bent up this oil tank for his customer and I helped out welding it, I really like his design....The welds aren't too bad either :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/billcalicura/IMG_0553.jpg?t=1299648605

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/billcalicura/IMG_0552-1.jpg?t=1299648804

K-B
03-09-2011, 12:43 AM
Dang. That is some nice work.
Pie time...

Sandy
03-09-2011, 12:47 AM
Is that a tank for the fuel/oil mixture then?

Great work.

B_C
03-09-2011, 12:52 AM
Is that a tank for the fuel/oil mixture then?

Great work.

No it's a HARLEY ................fuel oil mix Sheese!! Not a friggin lawnmower......lmao

B_C
03-09-2011, 12:54 AM
Dang. That is some nice work.
Pie time...

Dude you had to mention PIE huh........I'm hungry right now Lynda only had sandwiches for dinner.........:mad:

K-B
03-09-2011, 12:59 AM
That's an oil only tank for a v-twin pro mod I'm building for a customer. The fuel is in the frame along with the nitrogen. It might look confusing with the fittings on it. It drains and feeds from the bottom. The 3 on top are for return, case vent, and external head drain. Nothing store bought on these tanks except for the isolated mounts and temporary caps. Fittings, filler plugs, bungs, all machined in house.

K-B
03-09-2011, 01:02 AM
BC, you missed a full house at dinner tonight. I'm stuffed.

Sandy
03-09-2011, 01:04 AM
No it's a HARLEY ................fuel oil mix Sheese!! Not a friggin lawnmower......lmao

Ahhh, so it's to keep up with the eternal drips then ? :laugh:

Sandy
03-09-2011, 01:05 AM
That's an oil only tank for a v-twin pro mod I'm building for a customer. The fuel is in the frame along with the nitrogen. It might look confusing with the fittings on it. It drains and feeds from the bottom. The 3 on top are for return, case vent, and external head drain. Nothing store bought on these tanks except for the isolated mounts and temporary caps. Fittings, filler plugs, bungs, all machined in house.

Thanks. :)

B_C
03-09-2011, 01:07 AM
Ahhh, so it's to keep up with the eternal drips then ? :laugh:

Yeah it has a drip pan that we made that "Clips" to the bottom and then pumps the oil back in........LMAO:laugh:

B_C
03-09-2011, 01:09 AM
BC, you missed a full house at dinner tonight. I'm stuffed.

Yeah I know but I'm kinda tired of Mexican food.........Maybe next week...

K-B
03-09-2011, 01:11 AM
You can't worry about eternal drips with these bikes.
It's the external rods that are a problem...

B_C
03-09-2011, 01:25 AM
I'm going to bed before I pass out talk to you in the AM Kev..........

4sfed
03-09-2011, 02:13 AM
You can't worry about eternal drips with these bikes.
It's the external rods that are a problem...


:laugh::laugh::laugh:

socoj2
03-09-2011, 08:23 AM
what would something like that cost. im really considering you building me a fuel cell =)

14x36 at the bottom 8x36 at the top 14" tall How much? =)

Donoharm
03-09-2011, 09:10 AM
nice welds, you guys hired a good weldor????:laugh:

tackit
03-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Very nice. I would like to have a SS expanded metal protector bent in the same shape setting may be 3/4" off the tank if there is enough clearence for one.

dcc432
03-09-2011, 10:27 AM
Nice work a little bit of some paint on frame would look good too.

sky hy ironman
03-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Nice design. No safety wire deal for the filler cap? Are nylock nuts allowed by tech to secure tank to frame or safety wire for them too?

B_C
03-09-2011, 05:18 PM
Nice work a little bit of some paint on frame would look good too.

everything will get painted when finished........

kidtigger24
03-09-2011, 06:47 PM
Ahhh, so it's to keep up with the eternal drips then ? :laugh:

Remember, Harley's don't drip. They mark their territory.

B_C, how much oil does it hold?

kidtigger24

pipehack
03-09-2011, 07:54 PM
It not an oil leak , it's rust preventative. Great looking tank. Love the beefy-ness of S&S cases.

B_C
03-09-2011, 07:59 PM
Remember, Harley's don't drip. They mark their territory.

B_C, how much oil does it hold?

kidtigger24

Not sure Kevin would know that.....I would think at least 2.5 Qts....

K-B
03-09-2011, 11:55 PM
what would something like that cost. im really considering you building me a fuel cell =)

14x36 at the bottom 8x36 at the top 14" tall How much? =)

I'm not sure if I should get into what a tank would cost in this forum. If you could pm me I'll try to answer all I can.
Just about all the fuel/oil tanks and catch cans I do are one offs and custom fit to bikes that are here, but if you have a detailed print or if it's a fairly simple design then it shouldn't be a problem. Thanks. Kevin.

B_C
03-09-2011, 11:59 PM
Hey did you hear from Jeff today ?

K-B
03-10-2011, 12:03 AM
everything will get painted when finished........

I'm not sure if this chassis will get painted. It's 4130. Some guys tear them down and paint them once they have some track time and are happy with the fit and finish. Some leave them bare but use Pledge furniture polish on them. I like Pledge or I powder coat them in a translucent color or clear. That way I can see if there's a problem.

K-B
03-10-2011, 12:12 AM
Nice design. No safety wire deal for the filler cap? Are nylock nuts allowed by tech to secure tank to frame or safety wire for them too?

No safety wire needed on the filler or drain caps. I machine the bungs and filler/drain caps here. The filler seals with a pretty stout rubber O ring. The drain seals with an aluminum washer but it's really not needed either. The tank was off and on a few times but will be assembled with nylocks before it goes down the track.
Good eye though. Thanks.

K-B
03-10-2011, 12:23 AM
Not sure Kevin would know that.....I would think at least 2.5 Qts....

BC is pretty close. It will hold 2&1/2 quarts or so but most of the time it will have 2 in it when testing at the track. On race weekends 1 quart will do. I make them all to feed and drain without a problem with a quart in them. These bikes can be sensitive with the added weight of 48 ounces of oil that far forward.

K-B
03-10-2011, 12:27 AM
It not an oil leak , it's rust preventative. Great looking tank. Love the beefy-ness of S&S cases.

Close. These are Delkron DR cases. Beefy-ness-ier yet.
I know what you mean though.

K-B
03-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Very nice. I would like to have a SS expanded metal protector bent in the same shape setting may be 3/4" off the tank if there is enough clearence for one.

A protector might be needed if this was a street type bike. These bikes get towed to the start line and towed back to the pits after their pass. For that 1320 feet of businees they do, there's not much traffic to be of any concern.

K-B
03-10-2011, 12:35 AM
Hey did you hear from Jeff today ?

He'll be here tomorrow.

Kelvin
03-10-2011, 05:16 AM
Yeah it has a drip pan that we made that "Clips" to the bottom and then pumps the oil back in........LMAO:laugh:

Most Harley owners build them into their trailers.