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PatGalvin
08-21-2012, 05:37 PM
59 TR3A
Has anyone ever seen a fuel tank like this one. Very odd. Seems to have been custom welded or at least badly welded on the end seams? I don't recall my tank having metal folds like this one. Let the compliments flow...
https://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae352/PatGalvin_bucket/022Large.jpg

tinman58
08-21-2012, 06:22 PM
Pat
Looks home made. Those welds are the dividers are. I have made a TR3 fuel tank many years ago, That one looks like a bon fire on the way. I would not trust it very much.

mallard
08-21-2012, 06:44 PM
Looks like the same welder from Frank's post about the hub failure.

TR3driver
08-21-2012, 07:19 PM
:iagree:

Not original, poorly made. Those bumps on the front panel look like rivet head to me, though.

tr8todd
08-22-2012, 05:22 AM
Tick..Tick..Tick.......BOOM

CJD
08-22-2012, 10:50 AM
Looking at the photo...either something spilled on the deck, or it is already leaking.

John

Willie_P
08-22-2012, 12:53 PM
while we are on the subject, does anyone know the stock fuel capacity of a TR4 (tr4) fuel tank?

thanks, w

DNK
08-22-2012, 01:45 PM
Usually about a gallon short of your destination :thumbsup:

Mickey Richaud
08-22-2012, 01:45 PM
Hey, Willie -

Can't say for sure, but I seem to recall it was around 14 gallons.

Brosky
08-22-2012, 02:19 PM
That car was used to run moonshine.........what do you think Mickey?

Afrodesia
08-25-2012, 11:55 AM
It is I, the owner of the tank in question.

The wet spot at the fore was from something sitting in the trunk. It is oily.

While it does look janky, it isn't as tenuous as it would appear. Things seem pretty tight, at least on the visible parts. Of course, I am no expert and will investigate further.