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Mason's 1968 model 05

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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:16 pm


Hoping someone will help me here. I believe Wayne made his own fuel tank? Is this a good idea?
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:12 am


Hi Mason

I made my auxiliary fuel tank to supply fuel to my Aqua-Hot and generator. Since the tank was separate, I had the option to use red fuel. I plumbed it so that I could use it as an emergency tank for the engine if necessary.

I used sheet steel (1/8" I think) and welded it on both the inside and outside and then welded the top on. Worked very well.

The great thing about making your own tank is that you can get maximum capacity for the space available. If the tank is big enough, you may want to add baffles to keep fuel slosh down a bit.

You are good with fabrication, so you should have no problem.

Jim
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:48 pm


Thanks for the reply Jim. My stock tanks are giving me fits. Only allow me to put a small diesel pump on the first click on one side. I want it so I can put a semi pump on 1 side full bore. Right now we are just using about 50 gallons because after it gets 80 gallons in tank it refuses to fill. Math says it should fit 200 with middle tank. My thoughts are take out 3 individual tanks and install 1 tank. I have the tanks from the bluebird, so I can modify that one or start from scratch....
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:15 pm


Yes Mason I made my own. I used 1/8 stainless. I don't think you need stainless. I suggest you break one edge of the seam to be welded so you will on the radius not a straight edge you get way better welds and it is stronger.
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:15 am


I have been enjoying a YouTube video series about a guy building an RV using a semi front cab/engine/frame and then everything else is custom. His great information and humor is very enjoyable. In the link below, he builds a very large fuel tank. Lots of good information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OnSWJ3kGuA&t=43s

BTW, his generator is very interesting. It uses a 3V-53 to power both a 300 amp DC generator as well as a huge AC generator:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aOKI2zLzFo

Note: on at least one of the above videos you will need to back them up to see it from the start.

Jim
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:08 am


Thanks Wayne and Jim. Wayne I don’t have a brake... I really think I’ll be fine without one. Looks like a very simple process to build a tank. That and I have the bluebird tank to copy. So this should be pretty easy right? :) might even get started today lol. Been to long... busy busy summer here
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