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Old 11-06-2011, 12:19 PM   #31
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32 years ago, took a 1 gallon laquer thinner can, soldered two 1/8" NPT half couplings in the side. Brass drain cocks with barb fittings. Still works fine.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:28 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by sporthog93 View Post
i am using my second Motion pro tank, the first one burned up. fire extinguisher is an excellent idea.
There is some wisdom in the post... Did the first one burn up due to the tank or operator...
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:05 AM   #33
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I put a push in rubber gromit fitting in the bottom of a quart Nalgine bottle, have been using it for years.

And yes: I have no idea how to spell gromit!
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:40 PM   #34
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Saw this while looking at Amazon the other day... seemed a lot cheaper than the aux tank options I looked at a few years back.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:48 PM   #35
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I have used a large catheter tip syringe available at most drug stores and some clear tubing. Zip tied to the frame of the machine and runs for a few minutes.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #36
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I use a coolant recovery tank form Pep Boys. Already has the nipple on the bottom, is made of fuel proof material and all I do is change the vinyl hose to fuel hose. Cheap and easy.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:15 AM   #37
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$5.99 At HF for the disposable paint gun liners (4 left over)
$5.00 for a couple of brass fittings.
Some wire for the hanger and hose I had laying round and needle nose vise grips for a "valve". Worked pretty well for something that was shabbed together in 10 minutes

The fittings I used were not ideal but it is what I had. I could have used the plastic one that came with the cups, but I was too lazy to go to HD and get the nipple needed to fit

I have 4 more paint gun cups if anyone around Joplin would like to stop by and pick one up.

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Old 12-14-2014, 06:39 AM   #38
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I used a gallon lacquer thinner can, soldered a 1/8 NPT half coupling near the bottom, brass drain cock valve, hose barb, been working great 35 years. YMMV
Too much is just barely enough.....
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:12 PM   #39
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I just use place my tank on the bench with a long length of plastic hose when I'm syncing the carbies. But as you haven't the tank, I reckon any container located higher than the carbies, a plastic hose pushed into in the top of it, and a outboard primer bulb somewhere in the plastic hose to get the fuel siphoning would work.

I use an outboard primer bulb to siphon all fuels e.g empty the car petrol tank. But them I'm into boating and always have one on hand as a spare. But they are relatively inexpensive and sold at every decent boat supply shop.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:28 PM   #40
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:23 PM   #41
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Another inexpensive idea....

Hopkins Flow Tool on AMAZON

Put this fella on a 1 gallon gas can and flip it upside down. Can turn the flow off or on at the neck of the nozzle. No leaks on mine what so ever and all for less than $4 before shipping....
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:56 PM   #42
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Old flood light stand with a lawn mower plastic fuel tank total $15Aud & usually hang my carb tune pro 2 on the other side of the stand.

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