Who makes board track tanks?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Badger, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Badger

    Badger New Member

    I noticed that the Derringer bikes all have the same tank.I also see that Ghent has a tank in progress very nice tank by the way. Any news on the Ghent tanks are they a pipe dream or really in the works?
    Any others out there?
     

  2. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    I am interested as well, does anyone make decent tanks.

    Cheers
     
  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Don't know about Ghent- the Derringer uses a General Moped tank, about 1980.
     
  4. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    If considering trying your hand at making your own where would find the filler necks cant seem to find them.

    Cheers
     
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    search 'bung and cap' :)
     
  6. buck

    buck Member

    I have drilled & filed a large hole where i want the fill neck to be located on the tank. The hole should be sized for a 3/4" pipe to slide thru nice and tight.

    Then i cut a 3/4" steel merchant pipe coupler in half with a hack saw and braze the cut off piece to the inside of the tank, mig welder would probably work also. Make sure that you line it up pretty close.

    Then screw a brass 3/4" male pipe thread x male garden hose adapter thru the tank hole, into the pipe coupler. Use pipe thread tape on the adapter to keep it from leaking. Tighten it up till the flange on the adapter bottoms out against the tank.

    Use a brass garden hose cap for the gas tank cap. You will have to experiment with the rubber gasket. Some will resist gasoline, some will not.

    Everything should available at a good size hardware store. Makes for an easy filler & looks good.
     

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