Gordon, i appreciate your reply to the "Steve McQueen screwdriver" joke.
It's like the "original George Washington hatchet," the one that the head was replaced three times and the handle replace five.
The prices are similar to the ones the EBAY seller from Appleton, Wisconsin, puts on any common small part he attempts to sell on that site.
I am no expert on BSA gas tanks, but if one is a bit wider than the other, and both properly fit, I'd choose the wider one, just for the extra gas capacity..
DAMNIT………it was a Joke???? 😂
I guess that guy with jacked up prices gets someone to pay his price enough times he keeps doing it????
This isn’t a search for the right tank. Both have homes. I’m pretty sure they are both going to be around 3 gallons ( I’ll know this weekend).
There were at least a couple of differences in measurements. Tunnel width front and back were exactly the same ( not MM exactly, but close enough) but the length was 1/2” different. ( measured at the top of the tunnel from the trim bead to the center of the headstock cut out on the underside of the tank/tunnel) Another shock for me because the sidecar tug’s tank was the longer one????? ( I would have bet the road bike’s was bigger) But…..if you measured around the tank at the widest part the road bike was 1/2” bigger around.
What I need to do is have the “larger” sculpted (the one pictured in grey primer) tank painted and use it for the sidecar rig. The extra capacity would even out the rigs lower gearing? Down side……the painter I’ve asked to help me over the years has retired from painting (he actually primed that tank) and the other one I know passed away last year. Sucks
Mr Swede……do you recognize that filler cap on the mystery tank? ( aka road bike)
I’m wondering if BSA put it on there or another DPO?
PS. I’m recording my measurements so I’ll have them saved.