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Offline Frank Boyle

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fabricating a fuel tank for a centaur gas engine
« on: June 19, 2015, 11:49:18 PM »
Hi all
I am in need of advice on any product that can be used to form gaskets in a fuel tank [petrol].There is a base plate screwed on top of this a3/4" plate milled compleatly leaving just enough outer rim to take the screws.The next 3/4" plate screwed to the one below and hollowed out 1/2"deep leaving enough outer rim as the previous one.The gaskets will be subjected to the fuel constantly.
Frank

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Re: fabricating a fuel tank for a centaur gas engine
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 07:43:02 AM »
I seal my screwed fuel lines with "liquid gasket" from Halfords and also use it for gaskets on the engines so should be fine for your tank.

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Offline Frank Boyle

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Re: fabricating a fuel tank for a centaur gas engine
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 10:38:21 AM »
Hi Jason
Thank you for your reply.Could you please name the brand of liquid gasket as the products that I checked out at Halfords didn't seem suitable.
Frank

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Re: fabricating a fuel tank for a centaur gas engine
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 10:51:08 AM »
Wellseal will do it for you and it has the advantage of not going hard like silicon sealants do. One tube should last a life time  ;)

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Offline Frank Boyle

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Re: fabricating a fuel tank for a centaur gas engine
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2015, 07:27:21 AM »
HI Jo
Thanks for the information.I can't find any reference to it,so please could you say where it is availiable and who the maker is.
Frank

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Re: fabricating a fuel tank for a centaur gas engine
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 07:44:16 AM »
Frank, I can't see the one I have on the Halfords website now but it was their own brand, bit like a blue silicon sealant.

Another thought is slow setting Araldite which I have used several times to seal a metal plate into the base casting of an engine much like the original Centaur design

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Re: fabricating a fuel tank for a centaur gas engine
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2015, 07:50:38 AM »
Threebond 1104 - brilliant stuff!
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Re: fabricating a fuel tank for a centaur gas engine
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 08:11:57 AM »