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Old 22 November 2005, 00:18   #21
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Look for a product called Pro-Seal. Pro Seal is used in the aircraft industry for fuel tank leaks.
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Old 26 November 2005, 06:27   #22
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If you have the tank steam cleaned (not just pressure washed) then you should be ok to tig weld it. However I would have thought that it is likely to split again a few inches left or right etc of the repair. Wouldn't you be better having a new stainless (as opposed to aluminium) tank made. I get 3-5 gallon tanks purpose made for race cars for £120 - £180, and these tanks would never split.
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Old 26 November 2005, 07:42   #23
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...these tanks would never split.
Never say never.
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Too True! - but never yet and banger racing is probably a harsher environment then powerboating. Aluminium good for weight, but stainless good for strength.
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Old 28 November 2005, 05:50   #25
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The right Aluminium alloy made well is great for fuel tanks, that is why lorries use them.
I think one of the issues here it that metal fabricators copy the design of a particular component without truly realising all that is involve, just cos it looks the same donít mean it is Des
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Too True! - but never yet and banger racing is probably a harsher environment then powerboating.
Oh really. Driving round in small circles with the odd shunt now and again with a couple of gallons of fuel on board, hardly compares IMHO.
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