Barnyard engineering?

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Barnyard engineering?

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Post by panhead_kicker » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:17 am

My oil tank has an interesting oil level gauge built in. Anyone have a guess as to whether this is some garage mechanic's handywork, an aftermarket offering, or ? Did OEM tanks have any identifying numbers?
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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by john HD » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:30 am

that is a factory part.

and a pricey one to boot!

john :mrgreen:

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Post by VT » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:49 am

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by Speeding Big Twin » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:31 pm

The picture below is from the back cover of The Enthusiast magazine for September 1956. Bruce Palmer covers certain Big Twin oil tanks on pages 84-86 of his restoration book but I see no mention of identifying numbers, only types. Eric

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:34 pm

John, that part doesn't seem very pricey to me, its only $4.50

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by Cotten » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:48 pm

Doesn't look hard to reproduce either.

....Cotten

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by Moose » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:13 pm

cotton

I would happily give you $4.50 could you make me 2

thanks
moose :D

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by panhead_kicker » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:28 am

Moose wrote:cotton

I would happily give you $4.50 could you make me 2

thanks
moose :D
...and I'll take one, just in case this one has decided it doesn't want to keep the oil on the inside anymore <grin>
Thanks for everyone sharing their info. I had almost convinced myself that I should remove this, patch the holes and run the tank. I may leave it on now, and see if it is oil worthy.

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by 59pan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:37 am

The last time i saw one on ebay in nos condition it sold for over $700.

I have an original nos part but couldnt bring myself to install it so I made a copy from brass and glass tubing. works great and wasnt hard to make

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by Perry Ruiter » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:06 am

Well - y'all eliminated guest posting so I finally had to join. Here's a scan of the factory installation instructions:

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Yank it into the knowledge base if you want ... Perry

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by john HD » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:49 pm

perry,

sorry for that, we needed to get a handle on the amount of spam the board was getting.

this way you do not see the ads for nokia phones and russian porno sites. let alone the nasty little viral suprizes that go with that crap!

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by panhead_kicker » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:58 am

Thanks Perry!
I had not ventured to remove it, not understanding how it went together. That's pretty cool.
Thanks to you also Panhead, John HD and others for keeping the board clean!

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Post by john HD » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:27 am

hey panhead kicker,

thanks for the nice words!

we will continue to try to provide a spam free environment for our valued members!

thanks

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Re: Barnyard engineering?

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:27 am

Perry,
Glad to have you on the board as a member, your contibutions here are always welcome! Your personal knowledge base is well respected on this, and other, forums for quite some time now but it is your willingness to share it with the community that gives you such a great reputation. Thanks for joining.

As John said, the spammers have been extremely aggressive lately and it has become a challenge to keep them off the board.

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