How to tell if my fuel tanks are 5 gal or 3.5 ?

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How to tell if my fuel tanks are 5 gal or 3.5 ?

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Post by neilw » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:44 am

I have an extra set of fuel tanks off my 1961 foot shift FLH. trouble is I need to know to correct size to advertise them .
They have no numbers anywhere.
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Re: How to tell if my fuel tanks are 5 gal or 3.5 ?

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Post by Panacea » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:09 am

3,5 gallon, I heard 65 was the first 5 gallon, but I'm no expert...Mike

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Re: How to tell if my fuel tanks are 5 gal or 3.5 ?

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Post by 1950Panhead » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:13 pm

These are original 3.5 gal tanks, 5 gal are wider.
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Re: How to tell if my fuel tanks are 5 gal or 3.5 ?

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:04 pm

All 5 gallon tanks except for the '65 only ones have vent lines on top in the depression for the dash. All 5 gallon tanks except the '65 have threaded holes for a normal petcock and no through rod for reserve.
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Re: How to tell if my fuel tanks are 5 gal or 3.5 ?

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Post by Cotten » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:19 pm

RUBONE wrote:....All 5 gallon tanks except the '65 have threaded holes for a normal petcock ...
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Hey Robbie!

From a Panhead perspective, dontcha mean "abnormal"?

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Re: How to tell if my fuel tanks are 5 gal or 3.5 ?

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:15 pm

From a Panhead perspective, dontcha mean "abnormal"?
Very true Cotten, however I am trying to keep it in terms a younger crowd may understand. If he can't tell from first glance if they are 3.5 or 5 he likely isn't all too versed in Pan technology!
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Re: How to tell if my fuel tanks are 5 gal or 3.5 ?

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Post by Cotten » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:38 pm

RUBONE wrote:
From a Panhead perspective, dontcha mean "abnormal"?
Very true Cotten, however I am trying to keep it in terms a younger crowd may understand. If he can't tell from first glance if they are 3.5 or 5 he likely isn't all too versed in Pan technology!
Robbie
Neil!

If they are fat and ugly, they are "Fives".

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