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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Bay tank in a splitty Reply with quote

Has anyone retrofitted a bay fuel tank into a splittie? From reading on-line I would need a bay window tank with a splittie filling neck.

I'm wondering if's it is an easy fit, and if the tanks can be pulled/refitted with the transmission still in place. I wouldn't wanna cut up a good splittie tank, anyone have a decent used bay tank and nfg splitty doner tank?

I'm pulling the engine next weekend, and was thinkin' of pulling the fuel tank while I was at it if it is a cheep and relatively quick job...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the fuel tank is easy to take out of a splitty, and you dont need to take out the tanny.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, It would be a good idea also, when you have the tank out, to get a can of the tank liner/sealer. I did mine on the bug years ago with a POR product, it won't rust from the insideout now. Louw
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for a local supplier for POR-15 products with no luck Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re fuel Tank Reply with quote

If I remember correctly....I bought mine from JB auto supply. Louw
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Re fuel Tank Reply with quote

ranchhand7 wrote:
If I remember correctly....I bought mine from JB auto supply. Louw
Yup JB does Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
the fuel tank is easy to take out of a splitty, and you dont need to take out the tanny.
........but you do have to pull the motor Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Bay tank in a splitty Reply with quote

panel wrote:
Greg wrote:
the fuel tank is easy to take out of a splitty, and you dont need to take out the tanny.
........but you do have to pull the motor Evil or Very Mad


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I'm pulling the engine next weekend


I dont know why im thinking this... but i think he already is... I could be wrong though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling you could fit a larger tank in a splitty if the filler spout wasn't permanantly attached to the tank. That seems to be the biggest restriction on a larger tank would be ease of installation. That and if the outlets on the two tanks are located in roughly the same place, which I don't think they are for some reason.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this link on the Vintage Bus website http://66.34.72.138/index.html

It's a bit vague as to why they use a splittty filler neck. Do they use different fuel caps? The actual necks look pretty similar
From searching on-line, the Bay tanks are unavailable new so I would have to refurbish a used one. If the issue is just the gas-cap authenticity I really don't care...but if I do require the splitty filler neck (while splitty tanks are available new for only $70 from Bus depot) I would rather not cut up a servicable vintage tank.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've aquired a clean Bay-window tank. I got my old tank out of the splittie, would anyone like to swap a splittie donor tank (I want the filler pipe from it) for my good fuel tank? I just hate to cut a good tank. It even has a servicable float level switch.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a question what is the advantage of having a bay tank in a splitty
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuel gauge - Bay tanks have the sender built in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boveners wrote:
just a question what is the advantage of having a bay tank in a splitty


A larger capacity tank, by about 15-20 litres. I plan on using the bus for roadtrips so want the greater range.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why???

Suggestion: I see you posted road trips, but if your going off the beaten path, carry a jerry can or two.

Answer: anything is possible.

Dont take the "it" out of the "Split".

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