Need some new tanks...

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« on: November 17, 2006, 08:41:34 AM »
I need some new gas tanks for the Wriedt project. If anyone knows where I can find some or have some made, let me know.

Heres what I have....







I would like something that is about the same shape/size; preferably aluminum.

Thanks!
  • Boat #1: 1978 Liberty
  • Boat #2: 1982 Eliminator Sprint



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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006, 05:45:55 PM »
IMCO Tank in Irwindale Ca,30 miles east of LA they have all shapes and sizes. Also will build you custom tanks. I have a 1972 Kona I got lucky they had them on the shelf.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006, 06:23:18 PM »
IMCO Tank in Irwindale Ca,30 miles east of LA they have all shapes and sizes. Also will build you custom tanks. I have a 1972 Kona I got lucky they had them on the shelf.

thanks for the recomendation....how much did you pay for them?

How do you guys plumb your tanks anyways? I dont think this boat was ever set up right. From what ive heard, the gauge has never worked from day 1 and the gas level has always been checked with a wooden dowl or the handle of the ski flag.

The way it was set up (before tear down) was that there was both tanks came to a 'T' then fed to the motor. There was shut off valves for each tank before the 'T' and you would just switch back n forth between the 2 trying to draw from them evenly. Most of the time we would just draw from both tanks at the same time. But if one tank ran dry, the motor would be starved of gas until you turned that tank off.

Also, the gauge (which never worked) is only hooked up to one tank.

I guess I just need to figure out the best/easiest/modern way to run 2 tanks and be able to switch between the 2 and have accurate fule levels on both tanks on 1 gauge.

My dream is to have a switch, that flips an electrical valve between the 2 tanks and also flips the gauge between the 2 tanks at the same time. I had something similar to this on my '87 Ford Econoline that had 2 tanks.

Thanks!
  • Boat #1: 1978 Liberty
  • Boat #2: 1982 Eliminator Sprint

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006, 06:31:59 PM »
To read both tank accurate mine just has toggle switch below the gauge and there's a sending unit in each tank and you just flip the toggle switch to what tank you want to read. But I still have to switch the tanks manually with a t valve.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006, 06:35:40 PM »
I just found this over on IMCO's website...



This looks to be the solution I was talking about, but a bit pricey. Anyone know of something similar and less expensive? Maybe I should hit up a junk yard and yank one from a duel tank'd van/truck...but it wouldnt look as pretty. :)
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 10:53:48 PM »
 For one fuel gauge to read both tanks, both tanks will need a fuel level sender and you 'll need a double throw switch - on/off/on. My dads 72 Ford F250 had a manual switch on the floor to switch between the two fuel tanks. I have been doing electrical 12 volt work since 1979 but I don't have any experience with a electrical fuel switch that switches the fuel supply for the engine. I have re-wired more than 10 complete cars so if you do need any advice on how to wire something up let me know. Rod.
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