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sweetened condensed can as mini gas tank?


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Old 04-20-2005, 05:16:37 PM
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I want to make a mini gas tank and I was thinking that a sweetened condensed can would be the right size, I could solder a cover for it. My question is, will the gas dissolve the food lining glaze? (is there one?) Will leak though the seams due to the potential dissolving action?
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Default Re: sweetened condensed can as mini gas tank?

My answer to both questions is "I don't know". But I doubt that it would leak in any case. Why don't you use some good fuel tank sealer in it, and be done with all potential problems before you ever start? I think the milk can would make a nice tank. Kevin
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Default Re: sweetened condensed can as mini gas tank?

From a chemist. The lining will probably dissolve. Hit it with some MEK or Lacquer thinner then the use of the gastank sealer is optional.
Bill O. from Ohio
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Default Re: sweetened condensed can as mini gas tank?

I've successfully used a quart grapejuice can. Also used a glass jar with hole in cap for suction carb on a Fairbanks-Morse.
If you don't need gravity feed, just put a small hole in the top, drop the fuel pick-up tube into the hole and you're done. I cut out quarter sized "hole dust cover" with friction fit hole for the pickup tube and large enough outer diameter to cover the hole in the top of the tank.
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