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Old 04-24-2011, 11:02:31 PM
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Does anyone have a picture of the top of a Rumely E,F,B gasoline tank to see what style filler cap was used on these originally? I've got one here, but I'm not sure it's original. I'm going to have a tank made, so if anyone needs any, let John Wanat know and maybe he can make several at one time. Would appreciate any help on this, so we get it right the first time. Thanks,

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Default Re: Rumely Gas Starting Tank

Well... I bought a repro tank from somebody at the Lesuere swap meet a few years ago and my cap screwed right on it. Now the question is was my tank and cap original ? I don't know but maybe it could be used to backup whatever info you find.
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Ken,
Thanks for the reply. Was your cap a tin stamped cap or a pipe plug?

Anyone else got any pictures?

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Chris, Ken,

I think the tank on my F has a tinned top, not a pipe fitting or bung. Hope this helps.

I may interested in a tank too. I never use the original one because I run the tractor on gas. But I think the tank is shot and it would be a good time to replace it. Looks like it was repaired with body putty.

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Rick,
John will be making me one as soon as I get a picture to confirm the type of filler cap we need, so if you want one, they will be available.

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Default Re: Rumely Gas Starting Tank

Mine just has a tin cap not too much different than the cap on like a Gallon or two gallon can. I can get a pic and some dimensions tomorrow. I won't vouch for it's originality but it fit both the old tank and the new one I got. I was out there today too and looking at it slipped my mind...
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Ken, That cap sounds like mine.

Chris Do you have an approximate price.

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Default Re: Rumely Gas Starting Tank

I think John was quoting $65 + shipping, but that could vary a few dollars after we get all the details figured out.

So we're pretty well in agreement that it is a tin cap?

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Default Re: Rumely Gas Starting Tank

Just went and photographed both our 1918 30-60 and 1912 15-30. They use a pipe plug fitting as you can see in the pictures. I thought they were a tin cap too until I went and took these photos.

Photos 002 2 and 004 2 show the fitting it appears to be 3/4 NPT. Photo 005 2 is the bottom fitting and I think it may be 3/8 NPT.

Both tanks are original to the tractors.

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Default Re: Rumely Gas Starting Tank

Thanks for the pictures! Some of the later ones may have been tin caps? I'll pass these on to John & see if he can duplicate anything like that.

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Chris:

I sent you an email about purchasing a couple of tanks.

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The fittings seem to match the illustration in the late parts catalogue but they may not have changed the illustrations. I know the 20-40 and those from that period do have the tin cap so it is not inconceivable that the 30-60 and 15-30 used them in those later years.

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Default Re: Rumely Gas Starting Tank

Yes, I would say that is a possibilty on the later ones.

As for ordering tanks, I'm just getting them made, to order, contact John Wanat by emailing him directly at KingpoleAC@aol.com We should have everything figured out pretty soon here.

By the way Randy, do you know what the thread size is on the filler? Looks like 1/2, but it could be 3/4?
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Default Re: Rumely Gas Starting Tank

Just went and checked. It is 3/4 NPT on the top. The outlet is 3/8 NPT which is bushed down to 1/4 NPT that uses a short nipple (about 2) long down to a T that is set up as a small trap, the bottom having a plug. The T is connected to that fitting that the brass tubing to the pump connectst to.

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