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Old 03-17-2008, 05:22 PM
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How long will a set off aluminum tanks last runnin 100% Methanol ???? can i get 1 or 2 years and throw them out and put 2 new ones ..
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the alcohol wont hurt you its the water it absorbs, i heard about a coating you can line the tank with to help, dont know how well it holds up though
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I don't know about in big boats, but we used to run methanol in blown alcohol flat bottoms in aluminum tanks. Ran it for many years without a problem. However, after the race was over, the tank was pretty much empty. Like I said, after numerous years we never had any troubles from the alcohol. You could look into hard anodizing the tank. I would think that would solve any potential problems.
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Did those stainless one's not work out? They looked perfect.
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How long will a set off aluminum tanks last runnin 100% Methanol ???? can i get 1 or 2 years and throw them out and put 2 new ones ..
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Uhhht oh.... what ya got goin in the boat now?
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Did those stainless one's not work out? They looked perfect.
Im limited for space / size and only have 32' l, 12" W & 16" T
Fuel safe has some but there too big and custom made is weeks out .. Just ordered 2 polyethylene perfect size 32"x 11.75X 14" = 20 gallon and we'll cut the fuel fill off and put on Summit fuel cell caps .. Now waiting for Glazzdave on the prep for etching/burning for bulldog & adhesion promoter ... Just got off the phone with MR HP / Dean and he threw another interesting point into the mix ,that the Meth will gell and tanks have to be pumped empty ...Tanks will be here tomorrow as soon as painted & mounted will throw a few pics on ..
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I don't know about in big boats, but we used to run methanol in blown alcohol flat bottoms in aluminum tanks. Ran it for many years without a problem. However, after the race was over, the tank was pretty much empty. Like I said, after numerous years we never had any troubles from the alcohol. You could look into hard anodizing the tank. I would think that would solve any potential problems.
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Thnx Eddie sounds like the key is to empty the tanks at the end of the day,weekend,poker run
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like the drag cars remember to put a ground strap on the tanks
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R H Who Are You Getting The Poly Tanks From And Do They Have Baffles G .g
Hey BIG Daddy there coming from Marine Power Service .. check out there website cut me some pretty good deals on tanks , straps, clamps, and prices on 3m products were good prices ... check your AOL i sent you the tank pics & specs and the reciept i put it on your CC card
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like the drag cars remember to put a ground strap on the tanks
Ground straps ????? never thought of it Rob .... the fuel cells in the 3 chevelles and the mustang none have straps ... what r ya thinkin BIG Daddy ??????
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