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10-07-2005 07:26 PM  12 years agoPost 1
aambrose

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I realize this would probably be more suited for the "gasser" forum but I know several guys use them for AP and John reads this forum. Also, I'm sure this question applies to all gassers and not just the GSR260.

I'm in the process of installing a new fuel tank in my GSR and want to know what type of wire is used to secure the fuel lines to the clunk and the fitting that the intake line attaches to. I know the wire is sold in pre-cut lengths specifically for this purpose but our LHS is out of it and I need it quick. Can I just use something like 24 gauge stainless???

Thanks!


Tony

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10-07-2005 09:37 PM  12 years agoPost 2
2_Subway

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Hey there Aambrose, I was wondering...what is wrong with the current gas tank?
I'd like to own a GSR one-day, might as well get to know the machine starting now

Henry

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10-10-2005 06:06 PM  12 years agoPost 3
aambrose

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Henry,
Nothing really wrong with it. Just some routine maintenance mixed in with a slight modification.

The fuel lines tend to shrink and harden up after a period of time and it's just good practice to keep the lines in good condition.

The reason for the new tank is to modify how the return line enters the tank. On my original tank, it entered through a small hole drilled in the top of the the tank along the outside edge. That works fine until the fuel line shrinks and allows fuel to spill out underneath the "big fan". With my new tank, I installed a 90° fitting in the top of the tank and routed the return line to it. (Thanks Brad and John!)

We did 4 jobs over the weekend with this setup and not one drop of fuel leaked out! I was so used to wiping the tank and camera mount off after each flight that the procedure is burned into my mind. Now I find myself wiping a clean tank!


Tony

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