Well we got the new fuel tank that Ken turned us on to. It's made by Spectra Premium Industries Inc. http://www.spectrapremium.com/spectra.html
and we installed it today. I didnít want to comment any more till we had a chance to look it over good and install it. And this one is certainly not a cheap repop off shore tank. It looks as good as the original tank and it fits just as good and I might add that one would be hard pressed to tell this tank from an original. And the best thing about a new tank is there is no rust to remove which means no thin spots to worry about in the future, no worry that the rubber or plastic or paint coating inside may come loose and clog up your system and you will have a tank that is Ni-terne coated inside and out just as the original ones were before the insides were eaten away after years of use. If the original tank lasted 60 years then the forum member thatís around in 2070 can report back on whether this one has stood the test of time.
The line up:http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/119916599
All connected up:http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/119916777
The original threaded outlet and the new, both 1/8Ē NPT and in this case not metric as in the first one made off shore. http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/119916657
Lesson learned, donít buy your replacement tank unless the vendor can tell you where itís coming from, and whether it has a standard NPT pipe fitting in the bottom. If itís coming from off shore tell them they can keep it, if itís coming out of Spectra Premium then youíre assured of getting a good product.