Felt Frame Gas Tank?

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by FireBellyCycles, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. I searched a bit, I'm sure it's been discussed, but any ideas on sealing top tube on Felt cruisers w/o cutting it open. Maybe drill a couple holes and shoot some epoxy or?
     

  2. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    I've done it on 2 Nirve Switchblade choppers. There is an in-depth article posted by a member named Blaze. You can search for his posts to find it. Maybe this method could work for you too. Good luck!
     
  3. hotrodlincoln

    hotrodlincoln Member

  4. edrock

    edrock New Member

    I also have a felt which I plan on sealing the top tube and making a tank out of it. I was wondering if you all had any suggestion as to fuel caps (gas cap)?

    I was thinking that a Flip Top fuel cap would look pretty neat, however the ones I have found have been a bit to big 2-3inch. Though I would like to be able to pull up to a gas pump and refuel.

    for example:
    http://www.appletreeauto.com/flip-top-fuel-filler-cap-pr-5499.html
    http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1842

    Have any ideas for something a bit smaller? 1.5" diameter opening maybe?

    My build style is going to be "rat rod" style, so I'm open to any "weird" suggestions.. for example I plan on making a air filter housing out of a martini shaker..

    my old requirement is that i can refuel from a gas pump, without a funnel.

    thank you!
     
  5. hotrodlincoln

    hotrodlincoln Member

    Hey edrock,sounds like we think alike, I also wanted to put a flip top on my felt I looked everywhere for a smaller one even an aircraft salvage place, I did find some smaller oil filler caps for harleys so you might google that and see what comes up.
     
  6. edrock

    edrock New Member

    hotrod, thanks for the help. is this what you ended up finding?
    http://www.chopperscycle.com/GAS-TANKS/Gas-Caps/Aluminum-Pop-Up-Gas-Cap-p6880277.html
     
  7. ocscully

    ocscully Member

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    hotrodlincoln Member

  9. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    As I recall from the prior 'experiences in felt frame tanks' threads, there are some good sized vent holes in the vertical tubes inside the 'tank' on the Felt bikes. I would think that these holes should be welded closed before applying any sort of anti-leak tank lining.
     
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