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The Star and Garter / petrol tank
« on: 09 June, 2017, 14:39:41 »
 :)

Just taken it out of the rust tank and in the process of rubbing the residual rust off and drying. When its completely dry on the outside I'll give it a quick coat of rust inhibitor (WD40) then let inside dry completely.

After a couple of weeks,,when its bone dry internally I'll get about a foot of 1/2" chain on a longish string and use it to scrub the inside and clean out any final bits that may be stuck to the corners.

Then another 24 hours in the bath to complete the job.

After that see what needs doing to make it look like a beesa tank again.

All takes time.

Mike 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 22:03:47 »
Hi Dean.

No its washing soda chrystals. or called Kitchen Soda.

Got this lot at the Coop about 500gm 1.20 or so. Just a big handful in water. Never considered actual water quantity.

Mike

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 14:09:12 »
Wow. That worked but but but????????? next?? that's in the lap of the gods.
Mike.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 14:06:14 »
hi

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 13:48:32 »
 :)

Rebuilding broken fins.

Mike

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 12:48:16 »
Got that wrong then.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 12:47:33 »
Here we go then

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 10:21:43 »
That didn't work then try agen. New PC cant get the size right. Oh Dear!!!!!!!!!! I'll go back to bed until the grandchildren come out of school then get one of them to do it.

Mike 8)

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The Star and Garter / Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 10:16:55 »
 :)

Hi
I am trying to post some pics of derusting a petrol tank with the battery charger method. Being a bear of very small brain anything is likely.

Here goes

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Twins / Re: A7ST Tank leaks - weld or liner repair kit?
« on: 05 June, 2017, 14:34:31 »
 :)
Hi.

I thought I might revisit this thread because a guy I know told me that he had a good tank repair with JB Weld.

I've had good results but not on fuel tanks.

Mike 8)

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Twins / Re: Indian tanks
« on: 04 June, 2017, 23:15:30 »
 :) :)
Hi I've got one on my A50 and there are no apparent problems.I shall of course report here if that changes. Argueably of course they are the only quick source of new tanks.

Mike

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Twins / Re: A7ST Tank leaks - weld or liner repair kit?
« on: 03 June, 2017, 16:58:05 »
Hi

Yep whichever way you go success aint guaranteed unless you use a weld/solder repair. The the other problems of distortion etc come up.
 
No it is a petrol starting tank on an international petrol/diesel engine.

I haven't used a internal kit for a long time, the last one was called "splosh" it worked ok for me.
So I guess we are back at the "takes yer pick" point.

Ultimately I aint bin very helpful???????///

Mike

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Twins / Re: A7ST Tank leaks - weld or liner repair kit?
« on: 03 June, 2017, 10:03:52 »
 :)
Hi I too suggest you go for the "kit" option. derust as completely as possible with the reverse electrolysis method. Then have it steam cleaned internally to ensure that as much rust dust etc as humanly possible has been cleaned out. Then take your pick of available sealant options..

However if you can find the point of origin of the leak try a small fibre glass patch. Patched a tractor tank this way about 8 years ago and its still fine.

Take care

Mike :)

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The Star and Garter / Re: MOT
« on: 31 May, 2017, 10:52:51 »
Hi

We had a long discussion on this page a while back covering this point about insurance companies. I contacted several and none of them would commit themselves to whether or not they require MOT. However it is quite a ridiculous gap in what is legal and what isn't.

I think the whole thing started because one of you guys was refused roadside assistance because of no listed MOT. It was probably a bit deeper than that and I believe it was sorted satisfactorily?????????

Maybe someone else remembers.

Mike

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The Star and Garter / Re: MOT
« on: 26 May, 2017, 10:13:33 »
 8) 8)

Thanks for that. The "1962" was a stupidity. I seem to remember its an age thing.

Mike :) :)

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