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    Finally got my new 15 Gal. Boyd Aluminum Fuel Tank Installed. Following the example on Bob Danielson's (BobbyD75TR6) website http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/AluminumTank.htm made it relatively easy. There are a couple things I did differently. Concerning the mounting holes on the bottom, I was able to reach them from under the car and make a mark on the tank brace with a marker through the bolt holes. Sorry I couldn't get a good picture of it. Bob used Vaseline as his marker. I also installed a valve on the bottom of the tank, but used a short extension to allow the valve to hang a little lower. The gauge wires don't reach the sending unit, so I'll have to fabricate an extension.

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    Pete, Collierville TN
    1976 CF54385 U
    A rolling resto in progress...

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    Now we just need something for that tank to feed!
    1973 TR6 – BRG with beige interior, custom LED lighting
    Hardtop, OD, Rollbar, 15”Koenigs
    Bored, balanced and polished motor with Kastner/TSI S2 Cam
    Header, custom exhaust, custom alternator, e-fan
    Lowered, poly suspension, Konis and rear anti roll-bar
    www.coventrysfinest.blogspot.com

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    • dantortorici
      dantortorici commented
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      Yeah, did see that and the $63 price. Did you find it at a lower cost anywhere?

  • #3
    Looks good, Pete, and timely as I am fitting my Boyd tank in my 250 project tomorrow.

    Cheers,

    Wolf
    76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
    72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
    68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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    • #4
      I trust that shock is securely bolted to the frame. We all know those bolts tend to back themselves out over time...looks like the shock could smack the fitting were it to come loose
      So much rust, so little time

      64 TR4 Overdrive Surrey
      67 GT6 Mk1
      68 TR250 Soon to have Overdrive & Surrey
      71 TR6 Hardtop Soon to have OD
      81 TR8 Injected Automatic...the LAST Automatic

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      • #5
        Originally posted by prasnick View Post
        ...I also installed a valve on the bottom of the tank, but used a short extension to allow the valve to hang a little lower. The gauge wires don't reach the sending unit, so I'll have to fabricate an extension.

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        Can you give a current source for the shutoff valve?
        thx
        Dan

        74 TR6 CF18522U0 - hardtop, overdrive
        Triple Webers, Italian version with Cannon manifold
        TRF headers, oversized Aluminum radiator
        Advance Auto Wire harness
        Innovate Motorsports A/F gauge with DLG-1, SSI-4, and PL-1
        Konig Rewind wheels 16x7
        Goodparts brake master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders

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        • #6
          From Bob's website NAPA Part #WH6828

          John
          71tr6

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          • #7
            Originally posted by tr250 View Post
            I trust that shock is securely bolted to the frame. We all know those bolts tend to back themselves out over time...looks like the shock could smack the fitting were it to come loose
            The bolts are torqued, but you make a good point. "While I'm in there," I should put some longer bolts in with a nut.
            Pete, Collierville TN
            1976 CF54385 U
            A rolling resto in progress...

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            • #8
              Originally posted by dantortorici View Post

              Can you give a current source for the shutoff valve?
              thx
              Dan
              Got mine on Amazon for $29.99. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
              Pete, Collierville TN
              1976 CF54385 U
              A rolling resto in progress...

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              • dantortorici
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                awesome, thanks!

            • #9
              Originally posted by dantortorici View Post

              Can you give a current source for the shutoff valve?
              thx
              Dan
              Same valve way cheaper. Seen others on eBay as well.

              https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tempo-Marin...72.m2749.l2649
              Thanks,

              Mike

              72 TR6 - in the process of frame off resto
              Planned:
              HDVA conversion with R200
              RG's CVC axles
              Miata seats

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              • #10
                Regarding the cut-off valve, I found this one when I installed my Boyd tank 2 years ago - I liked it as it had an integral filter - but - that probably wasn't necessary, given there are 3 filters already between the tank and the carbs. (Inline filter ahead of the fuel pump, the fuel pump gauze, and the Weber carbs each have one). The filter on the valve is removable if you don't want to use it.

                It came from Amazon, and various options and sources should come up if you Google "Harley Davidson petcock" or "Motorcycle petcock". Think I paid $20.

                https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Fi...6305227&sr=8-3

                Note they are available with different thread sizes and fittings, so ensure you order the right one. It's 1/4" NPT thread size you need for the Boyd tank.



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                Keith, Huntsville AL, 1971 CC66559U
                10.0:1 CR gasflowed head | Weber DCOEs | CP "150hp" Cam | Distibutor by Advanced | Lightened flywheel | Phoenix SS Exhaust System | HVDA 5-Speed | Good Parts R200B Diff and CV axles | Good Parts suspension and anti-roll bars | Good Parts Dual Brake Master Cylinder | Konig Rewinds | Boyd 15 gal tank | Miata Seats and Mr Mikes covers | Carl Visser dash | Mohair hood | Gas-strut bonnet and boot lift kits

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