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    Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

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Size:  106.0 KBthats 2 gallons of water. Picked a rod up with wood oil on it that I contaminated touch of the inside with. Got about 3 hours Into it. Any opinions are welcome.

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Picked a rod up with wood oil on it that I contaminated touch of the inside with. Got about 3 hours Into it. Any opinions are welcome.
    Perhaps if you cleaned your father's garage there would be less of a chance of contamination.

    What a pigpen.


    Tank looks good so far.
    Even though your post is a bit confusing.

    Title says "fuel" tank and then you say 2 gallons of water.
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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    What’s the best way that you have found to get to the inside corners? Do you start at the corner and work out? I always seem to dip my rod into the tungsten when close to the corners and have to resort to the spool gun which then looks like crap. No constructive criticism from me, looks good moto
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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Start on either side. Had to go left handed a couple times.

    Sounds good John… you’re ok man

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Gasoline will leak where water won't.

    Pressure testing with just a couple PSI and checking seams with soapy water would be much better IMO.
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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    I was just seeing what it will hold. I’ll definitely pressure test it

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    Oh my god...you've made a bomb!

    Are you crazy?

    Before you finish it - think about the poor bus full of nuns bringing puppies to the orphans that you'll kill with that thing.

    Looks ok Inside corners are tricky - looks like good practice for it.

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I was just seeing what it will hold. I’ll definitely pressure test it

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by duaneb55 View Post
    1 gal = 231 cubic inches
    Seems a lot easier to just pour in 2 gallons of water and see if it fits.
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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Added some c-4 cartridges to make sure there’s no pain when it blows

    jk there handles
    ...they're....

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    ...they're....

    You've been issued a $5 ticket from the word police.
    *thems is*

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    You could have made it much easier by just welding the outside. With inside corner to inside corner fit you could get the proper size of fillet weld on the outside for full strength. No need to weld the inside. Thousands of tanks are never welded on the inside. A lot of them you'd never have access anyway. Aluminum truck tanks are a perfect example. Way overkill and a waste of filler metal and argon if inside and outside are both welded. How do weld the inside of the top???
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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    How do weld the inside of the top???
    Large access port and child labor. Teach yer kids to weld. They can get into smaller places.

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Good practice to weld the inside and the top is the least likely to leak. It was pretty good welding it up

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Nothing should leak if it's properly welded.

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    That’s right

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Oh my god...you've made a bomb!

    Are you crazy?

    Before you finish it - think about the poor bus full of nuns bringing puppies to the orphans that you'll kill with that thing.

    Looks ok Inside corners are tricky - looks like good practice for it.

    ....bomb...flaming death....oh the humanity....
    Would that be the head nun or somebody who stoops lower?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Would that be the head nun or somebody who stoops lower?
    good question for the smartest, most well known sister ... everyone has heard of Nun the Wiser, right ?
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    I was thinking if the nun with the most seniority was the Mother Superior, someone looking for a less experienced nun might be looking for the Mother Inferior.
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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Those hand grips are pure genius.

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    "thats 2 gallons of water. Picked a rod up with wood oil on it that I contaminated touch of the inside with. Got about 3 hours Into it. Any opinions are welcome."

    You have must if spend time talk with Smithdoor......style his rubbd of.


    The tank looks good also.

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Go ahead and suck on one

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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    That's a cool little project Moto! Kudo's to you for the innovative handles too.

    Personally, as I aged arthritis in my hands would make it easier to carry it with a round bar handle on top, versus having to keep squeezing with my fingers into the internal handles.

    But your way looks much cooler!
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    Re: Fuel tank build. 2 gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by scsmith42 View Post
    That's a cool little project Moto! Kudo's to you for the innovative handles too.

    Personally, as I aged arthritis in my hands would make it easier to carry it with a round bar handle on top, versus having to keep squeezing with my fingers into the internal handles.

    But your way looks much cooler!
    I was thinking the same - my hands are too far gone for that handle. Cool though
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