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  • Buccaneer
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    #967

    My 1936 Neptune OB34A 4hp gas tank had some old red
    spray paint on it. Were these gas tanks painted red originally?
    I see a lot of the smaller Neptunes with red tanks, but I’ve
    seen other OB34A’s with silver tank, and different color decals
    to confuse maters as well. Input, or time machine to transport
    me back to 1936 appreciated.

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    RICHARD A. WHITE
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    #12364

    The one I am restoring had no paint on the tank and had a green decal, I don’t think they started painting tanks until well into the 40’s

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    Buccaneer
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    #12369

    Thanks Richard! My tank is going to need bondo,
    so it will get aluminum paint instead of red!

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    RICHARD A. WHITE
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    #12402

    The one I am doing has a few small dents. I will try to get them out, there is a write up on that process, but I don’t remember where. Jay Walls held a clinic on that at our North Webster Indiana meet a while back…

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    Buccaneer
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    #12411

    Richard, if you find the process for dent removal on rectangular
    gas tanks, please post a link. Only one I remember is for dent
    removal on the Waterwitch tanks…… but mine were too
    far gone for that procedure!
    Went to the big city today to look for keyway stock for said
    Neptune, but could only find square stock 🙁
    Found some online, but they wanted three times more for shipping
    than the keystock.

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    RICHARD A. WHITE
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    #12412

    I will get you one made, can I get a couple of days?

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    Steve A W
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    #12417

    Buccaneer
    Here’s a link to a dent removal video.

    I believe it’s by Tubbs.
    Good Luck with Your restoration.

    Steve A W

    Member of the MOB chapter.
    I live in Northwest Indiana

    Buccaneer
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    #12419

    Steve, thanks for the link. If I could weld aluminum, I’d cut my tank in half
    along the seam, pound out the dents, weld it.
    I cut a steel tank in half on my Champion D1D, but it was to be able to
    sand blast the inside, as it was chromed inside and out, and all the
    chrome was peeling off inside. I did pound out a few dents while I had
    it apart!

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    Buccaneer
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    #12691

    Would this be the correct decal for my 1936 Neptune twin 4 hp?

    http://www.americanoutboard.com/decals/ … n_twin.htm
    "The Twin" -green background. $28.50

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    RICHARD A. WHITE
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    #12695

    yup

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    Buccaneer
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    #12696

    Thanks, will see if it runs first, then order the decal!

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