Anybody use/make a carburetor testing temporary fuel tank?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by das Motorradreiter, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. EvilClown

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  2. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    To add a fuel line...use a metal valve stem for a tubless tire and remove the valve core. The rubber washer seals fine.

    Got a hole you need to seal. drill it out and use a toilet tank bolt. Brass, big head, rubber washer, it's perfect.
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  3. BluePill

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    I've used this method and supported the bottle with bungee cords streched between the mirrors on the handlebars - right height, secure, and out of harm's way.
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  4. Skinner

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    Find any junk car, pull off the windsheild washer tank.
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  5. 243Win

    243Win Been here awhile

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    A turkey baster and some tubing worked for me.

    Really looked trailer park tho',...:rofl
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  6. das Motorradreiter

    das Motorradreiter Diehard Extraordinaire

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    I found an old, large Progessive Fork "hypodermic-looking" syringe in my cabinet and pulled out the plunger. I was able to get a piece of gas siphoning tubing over the end. On the bike side, I had to wrap a thick rubber band around the fuel fiter to create a good enough seal. (When I put on a hose clamp w/o it, gas leaked out all over the place.) I had my 9 year-old daughter hold the "test tank" in the air and my 12 year-old daughter monitored the carb synch device while I adjusted the screw on the carbs. The bike purrs like a kitten now! Thanks everyone!
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    My industrious friend in Prague, Czech Republic, Viki Kreibich, has put together an auxilliary gas tank kit that contains everything needed for shop or road testing an internal combustion engined vehicle.

    He sourced the tank, plastic petcock, clear fuel lines, fuel line clips and nylon cable ties. There is even a chain attached to the tank to hang it from a convenient spot. The instructions are in Czech, and it comes in a big ziplock bag.

    Viki told me that he has been using one for several months and it works great.

    Viki sent me two kits for evaluation and market research. I am in NH USA. A price has not been set yet, but we'd like to get a sense of how willing people would be to buy a kit.

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  8. veetwo _tls

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    plastic lawn mower fuel tank , flood light stand & i can hang my carbtune on the other end :D

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  9. sporthog93

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    i am using my second Motion pro tank, the first one burned up. fire extinguisher is an excellent idea.
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  10. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Put me in the syringe column. I have one that fits nicely in 8mm fuel line and is self-supporting in between the upper frame elements where they separate from the backbone on my C10. I leave the plunger out and top it up periodically as the bike runs. It'll run for several minutes at idle on one syringe of fuel, though.
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  11. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    32 years ago, took a 1 gallon laquer thinner can, soldered two 1/8" NPT half couplings in the side. Brass drain cocks with barb fittings. Still works fine.
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  12. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    There is some wisdom in the post... Did the first one burn up due to the tank or operator...
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  13. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    I put a push in rubber gromit fitting in the bottom of a quart Nalgine bottle, have been using it for years.

    And yes: I have no idea how to spell gromit! :freaky
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    I have used a large catheter tip syringe available at most drug stores and some clear tubing. Zip tied to the frame of the machine and runs for a few minutes.
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  16. RAL88

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    I use a coolant recovery tank form Pep Boys. Already has the nipple on the bottom, is made of fuel proof material and all I do is change the vinyl hose to fuel hose. Cheap and easy.
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  17. Fat Monkey

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    $5.99 At HF for the disposable paint gun liners (4 left over)
    $5.00 for a couple of brass fittings.
    Some wire for the hanger and hose I had laying round and needle nose vise grips for a "valve". Worked pretty well for something that was shabbed together in 10 minutes :1drink

    The fittings I used were not ideal but it is what I had. I could have used the plastic one that came with the cups, but I was too lazy to go to HD and get the nipple needed to fit :D

    I have 4 more paint gun cups if anyone around Joplin would like to stop by and pick one up.

    BTW, excuse the shop! It is always a mess :lol3

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  18. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    I used a gallon lacquer thinner can, soldered a 1/8 NPT half coupling near the bottom, brass drain cock valve, hose barb, been working great 35 years. YMMV
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  19. JohnCW

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    I just use place my tank on the bench with a long length of plastic hose when I'm syncing the carbies. But as you haven't the tank, I reckon any container located higher than the carbies, a plastic hose pushed into in the top of it, and a outboard primer bulb somewhere in the plastic hose to get the fuel siphoning would work.

    I use an outboard primer bulb to siphon all fuels e.g empty the car petrol tank. But them I'm into boating and always have one on hand as a spare. But they are relatively inexpensive and sold at every decent boat supply shop.
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