March 19, 2015 at 11:33 pm #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.
Prepare to be boarded!March 20, 2015 at 12:20 am #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
email@example.comMarch 20, 2015 at 1:34 am #12369
Thanks Richard! My tank is going to need bondo,
so it will get aluminum paint instead of red!
Prepare to be boarded!March 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm #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…
firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 20, 2015 at 5:11 pm #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.
Prepare to be boarded!March 20, 2015 at 5:13 pm #12412
I will get you one made, can I get a couple of days?
Steve A W
US Member - 2 Years
Topics: 45March 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm #12417
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 IndianaMarch 20, 2015 at 10:29 pm #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
Prepare to be boarded!March 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm #12695
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