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Hornet oil tank mounting ??? #10557
05/02/06 7:45 pm
05/02/06 7:45 pm
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I am putting on the bigger Hornet oil tank, but don't have the Hornet parts book, just a '68 Lightning book since that is the motor. Well there appears to be a mounting plate or lug that attaches the lower part of the tank to the frame. Can anyone give me the part number for this piece?? Thanks in advance.
Steve in Ohio



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Re: Hornet oil tank mounting ??? #10558
05/03/06 12:18 am
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Do you mean the rear mount? I'll look for that number after dinner if nobody beats me to it. It would be an easy part to fake. If you mean the bottom mount, I've discovered it is different for the big tank and was welded to those frames. Normal frame mount should work, but I don't think rubber bumpers quite line up. Top mount looks the same.

Re: Hornet oil tank mounting ??? #10559
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Rear mount:

Bracket- 68-8395
Grommet- 40-8402
Distance piece- 68-8396
Bolt- 24-7148
Bolt- 40-6022

Re: Hornet oil tank mounting ??? #10560
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Steve,

The larger oil tank which is related to the west coast Hornet model mounts differently to the frame as Leon said.

The east coast model Hornet with its standard size oil tank (just like all other A65 models) does not have a lower rear mounting point. In that area is a tab welded to the frame for the top mounting point for the tool box.

Now for the good part. The west coast model larger oil tank which has an extra lower rear threaded mounting boss in the tank does not mount to that top tool box tab as said above. There is no tab welded to the frame and of course no tool box. The oil tank mounts to a threaded boss which is welded in the frame tube in the area where the tab would normally be.

So, you will have to make a special bracket to adapt the larger oil tank to the frame. And likely the tab may be in the way. The bracket Leo listed above will not work for your application. And, you may not find an original anyway. I have searched far and wide. No joy. If you find one, I would like to have it. The same applies to the grommet.

Another note. The '66 and '67 parts books do not list seperate frame part numbers for the east and west coast Hornet models. Just one number in there. Go figure.

There are other oddities about the Hornets not in the parts book also, as I have researched.


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