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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:54 PM
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ex MOD 109 Series 2a fuel tank

Well one of the fuel tanks is leaking on our 109 and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. Would it be worth it to try and repair it? Or is it easier to just buy a new one. It's a tank underneath the drivers side seat and it doesn't require a filler hose as you fill straight into the tank by removing the front seat (always fun at the gas station).

I did a quick search on Atlantic British and Rovers North, but they seem to only have tanks which use a filler neck. Anyone carry this? It looks as if the drivers and passenger side tanks are identical.

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Chris Snyder
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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:29 PM
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Chris, I've had good luck with the POR-15 gas tank sealer -- the kit is about $20 or so if I remember correctly, and it worked really well. Just be sure, as with all POR products, to follow their directions explicity and go through the several steps they reccomend.

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We were thinking about a product called JB Weld. Is the POR product better than this? Thanks for the tip, Tony.

Oh and Rovers North did have a few MOD tanks at one point, but they've since sold out. Looks like repairing is the way to go.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 07:07 PM
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JB is good for small patches and bonding and is workable (about the same as aluminum) afterwards. There are, however, gas tolerant specific products that I'd use first (have had luck with them as well), they're next to the jb weld at the auto parts store.. Por-15 is more of a paint. It will seal pinholes and coats the interior of the tank seemingly indefinately. It's good stuff.

If it were me, I'd start by figuring out how big the hole(s) are. If they're more than pinholes, use one of the gas-tolerant pastes then treat with the por 15. If they're just pinholes, just go with the por 15. Afterwards treat the outside of the tank with your favorite paint (again, I'm flying the POR flag here) and you should be all set for under $100. And you've done a good project and saved the old tank, which seems to be a worthwhile endevor!
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Awesome. Thank you for the in depth reply! I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

Thanks again!
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My pleasure, good luck with it! Hopefully I can catch up with you and the rest of the NH crew sometime, I'll be in Derry and Portsmouth several times this summer.

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Absolutely. Let us know when you're around. Perfect excuse to get some wheeling in!
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forroverforever makes them in stainless. Or repair that bad boy and galvanize it.

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ooo stainless? Link? Contact info?
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ooo stainless? Link? Contact info?

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Bad news on their site:
"I'm sorry, but at this time I cannot take any more orders on parts. The cost of stainless has gotten to be too much for me or the average customer to bear. I usually buy metal for a full years work so I can at least keep my prices the same for awhile. On a recent trip back for some stainless sheets I found myself not only with sticker shock, but also in a position to make some hard choices. Unlike my products, it may not be forever, but I want to apologize to potential future customers and say thanks to past ones for choosing my parts. "

Sucks.
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bummer. =[ Ah well hopefully we'll be able to fix it up. That's certainly a good idea to galvanize it. Thanks anyway guys.
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