Newish Propane Tank Retrofit

It turns out the tank i had no matter what could not be re-certified. It was old, rusty and on the inside had some rust. So i found two local tanks on craigslist that fit the description. Made in 1998′ there were a few differences. Notably the fact the propane valve is 90* upward versus a 45* downward angle. The feet were also different and didn’t lock into place like the original tank (both Manchester).

Brass 90* fittings added and leak tested

I routed out the lower piece of wood and added another piece of plywood that was fiber-glassed underneath. This way i could install the tank, bolt is down and give more headroom for the new tank. The new tank really closely interfered with the lines running to the stove and furnace so this gave more room. I also had to get 90* brass fittings for the 1/4 inlet and 3/8 outlet of the regulator. Once that was done, everything fits. Ill have to go in later and make it more waterproof in the box. The piece of wood under the propane tank was glassed, and coated with rubber undercoating to prevent future wood root since its right in the wheel well.

You might be interested in …

Toyota 20R engine started

We reinstalled the gas tank and got a gallon or two of gas in the tank. We then did a compression test, and confirmed compression stroke /w top dead center on the first piston. Reinstalled all new Silicone vacuum lines and Placed the timing angle at 13* (high altitude) and turned the 20R engine over! […]

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

Gas Tank Cleanup

Im letting the gas tank soak in a bunch of vinegar. It will get a Baking Soda scrub after soaking for a few days, which should get rid of the acid and remaining rust. I will be installing New Hoses and fuel pump once its clean and re-lined and painted. I used the old rubber […]

Read More

Leave a Reply