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#870946 02/03/22 4:36 am
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I recall seeing a post from a member looking for a fiberglas tank without emblem indentations. I just saw this on Facebook Marketplace - I'm not sure if this is correct or not.

BSA Tanks for Sale


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It's hard to say for sure, but I just pulled up a couple of images of '67 Hornets, and the tank in the link looks right.


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It was me.

That tank is the newer '66 + style with the side indentions filled or sanded off. They have the newer style cap.

I need the '64/'65 tank with the monza style cap.

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Originally Posted by Gary E
It was me.

That tank is the newer '66 + style with the side indentions filled or sanded off. They have the newer style cap.

I need the '64/'65 tank with the monza style cap.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



Isn't that a Monza cap?


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yes, and its being shown as an example I believe.


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to quote Roberto Duran... "no glass"

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The tank shown is a '65 model with the monza style cap. It is an example of what I was looking for.

The monza cap also came on the Victor alloy tanks.


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Originally Posted by Gary E
I need the '64/'65 tank with the monza style cap.
I'm pretty sure I have one, and probably two, of the tanks you're looking for. However, they're sitting on a shelf just below the 13 ft. ceiling of my garage.

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So, make me an offer I can't refuse via a PM, that takes into account the headache of dragging a ladder into the garage, maneuvering it past everything in the way between the door and the far corner of the garage, and getting them down to photograph to confirm they're the correct tanks. If they turn out to be correct, whichever of the two you choose will be yours. It's best to assume they'll have small chips and dings, and need to be repainted. I hate haggling so if I like your offer, it's yours, but if it's too low, it's not.

Both of them have been stored since before the first ethanol ever was distilled so there won't be any blistering and bubbling, and I'll personally guarantee the insides won't have rusted. If they turn out to be from the wrong year, or you don't like what you see, you can withdraw your one-and-only offer and the tanks will go back up on the shelf.

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C'mon Gary. You don't wanna miss this once-in-a-lifetime, golden opportunity do you?

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Originally Posted by leon bee
C'mon Gary. You don't wanna miss this once-in-a-lifetime, golden opportunity do you?

I sent him a PM this morning


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I was being snotty, curious about that one time liberal offer you have to make.

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I do have two tanks but, sadly for Gary, both have the later style of cap. Oh well...

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Originally Posted by Magnetoman
I do have two tanks but, sadly for Gary, both have the later style of cap. Oh well...

Thanks for checking.


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Baxter sells steel ones!!

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Originally Posted by PFribley
Baxter sells steel ones!!

$950 and out of stock


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I didn't bother taking the 3rd tank down from the shelf until today because I could see it is narrower than the other two, one of which I know came from a BSA, so I assumed it was an aftermarket item. But, is it?

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As can be seen, the tank on the left with the later gas cap is ~9¾"-wide, while the one with the earlier cap is 7".

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Is the narrower tank with the early-type cap an aftermarket item, or is it early BSA?

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The left one is '67 Hornet or Spitfire. The red color indicates that.

The right one looks to be after market. The mounting hole is too small for it to be original BSA.


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Doesn't help Gary's quest, but...

The narrow tank looks like it could be an aftermarket designed for the early C15 Gooseneck frames, the tunnel cut-out is high enough in front for that application. Though I don't know about the length...


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