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 Post subject: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Hey everyone, I currently have what looks to be a reproduction 21A292 or 21A291Z (Made in Canada is stamped on the top of it) van tank fitted many years ago (original tank rusted)
I'm trying to replace the neck rubber 14A7057 and for the life of me it doesn't look like its ever going to fit due to there not being enough neck on the tank to hang out into the bodywork.
looking at a few pictures of original tanks and reproduciton ones on the internet and the repro ones seem to have a 1cm thicker lip on the top
Has anyone come across this? are the reproduction tank neck shorter? anyone with a standard tank able to do some measurements?

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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:23 pm 
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I have a standard tank in the shed but I couldn't find the key to get the cap off :( hope these help

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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Thanks womble99,
This is what I have measurement wise


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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:10 pm 
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Here's a pic of my van tank , it's a 77 Clubbie .


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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:35 pm 
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Thanks Goodie, measuring the longest part of the neck definitely shows that my tank is shorter by about 1cm.
Yours is genuine yes?


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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 am 
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Fill tank with water, cut neck and use another neck to lengthen it. Weld with MIG, TIG or oxy.
If tank is new and unused, no need to fill it.

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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:01 am 
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I would follow the Dr's orders. Everyone can always do with an extra inch!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:29 am 
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Minikingdomonline have the repair sections listed. You also get a nice smooth level end so you cap might actually seal properly.
https://minikingdomonline.com.au/produc ... r-section/

You can also use one of these "fake" filler necks
http://minisport.com.au/mini-fake-right ... k-kit-sale

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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:08 pm 
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I used a fake neck to fix mine, after some villain bent the bayonets removing a locking cap sometime in the past.

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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:27 pm 
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850_Van wrote:
Thanks Goodie, measuring the longest part of the neck definitely shows that my tank is shorter by about 1cm.
Yours is genuine yes?


Yes , totally original .


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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Thanks for your help everyone.
I'm going to order a new neck from mini kingdom and get someone to weld it on to extend the filler slightly. (No welder here)
My tank is made by a company in Canada and is referred to a ni-terne steel which is nickel plated. How easy is it to weld this?


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 Post subject: Re: Van fuel tanks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:36 pm 
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It is steel coated with lead (terne) and maybe nickel.
Rheem Australia where I worked made OMC outboard fuel tanks out of terne plate, the bottom was resistance welded in so it will weld ok. Sand the edges a little before welding.

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