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Alpha Delaval Model VW Fuel Tank

GameFarmOne

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12/01/2016
I'm working on getting an Alpha-Lauson model VW going again, and have a question about the fuel tank.
The tank I have is pretty heavy, and has had some brazing and also what looks like tig welding done on some seams.
I don't know if someone used the old tank as a pattern to make another heavier one, or fixed leaky seams on it?
The bracket and the neck of the tank look original, at least.
The only fuel hook-up out of the tank I see is on the top, (carb side), and all I have left of it is a hole with three small screw holes around it.
There's almost no clearance between it and the hot water tank above it.
Does anybody know if the fitting was some kind of low-height elbow, or something else?
Trying to keep it as original as possible, but the best solution I can see is probably to weld the top hole up solid, and drill a new one on the outside top corner of the tank with a compression fitting/ siphon tube down to the bottom of the tank.
Don't think I can get an elbow fitting locally that will fit between the fuel and hot water tank.
Does anybody have a good picture of the original tank and fitting?
(Forgot to take pictures of the tank this evening-will try to post some tomorrow)

Thanks

gamefarmone
 

JBS

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Is this engine the one that is used only to heat water . If so i have one and can take a picture of it for you. Thanks joe
 

GameFarmOne

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12/01/2016
Joe, my understanding is that the large cooling tank attached was, of course, to cool the engine, but also provide warm water to use in the dairy operation.(basically to clean cow tits)
The engine apparently was usually coupled with a vacuum pump, for surge milkers, and also sometimes a small generator to provide some light for the operation.
I looked at the one that Harry rebuilt on his site, but can't enlarge the fitting quite enough to get the detail.
If you have one, I'd really appreciate a picture.
You can either post it here, or mail me- gamefarmone@aol.com.
Really appreciate it.


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