Propane Tank Refurbish?

The Manchester 20lb horizontal tanks are expensive in the sense that they are highly sought after. They are technically exempt since they were built before 1998 and are non OPD valve retrofittable. The valve-cores are replaceable, and the surface rust is easy to clean and prepare a new paint-job.

I was hesitant and looked at replacement tanks, but to be honest the new Manchester tanks don’t work as a direct replacement. The valve moves from the center to the top, and the valve is out at a 90* angle vs a 45* angle downward. It would require a different style of regulator and some more propane line work.

I found a shop online that had replacement valve cores for this model Sherwood valve and decided to go the refurbish route. The valves are counter threaded, and require a torque wrench to get on properly without damaging the brass. I also got a replacement LP regulator, hose, and newer style POL fitting that has a rubber gasket on the end.

I’m in the process of painting the tank, and will need to get it leak tested before i go get it filled with LPG. Im no concerned with the replacement valve stem, im more concerned with the old purge valve since i cannot find a replacement rubber o-ring for the inside of it. I.m sure ill be able to measure and track down something that will work.

You might be interested in …

Rear Drum Brakes

Replaced rear wheel cylinders and brake pads including hardware. Ran into an issue where the passenger side rear wheel for some reason was a millimeter or so off and had to lightly file down for the replacement part to fit. The original wheel cylinders look way cooler since they have to old school Toyota logo […]

Read More

Pertronix Ignition

Worked on outlining the changes i need to make to the ignition. This includes the replacement of points to Pertronix electronic ignition. Got a replacement Accell coil, and confirmed that its resistance/voltage allow for the removal of the white resistor. It supports higher voltage, like the flamethrower coils. Otherwise the voltage is too low for […]

Read More

Suspension Day

Installed new front and rear shocks on the Chinook. Also took the time to replace most of the linkages and ball joints. The old upper and lower ball joints had about a cm of grease and dirt coating them. A shop towel or bin came in handy to collect all the junk i scraped off […]

Read More

Leave a Reply