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Old 02-03-2012, 03:12:38 PM
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Guys, don't diss me right away. We have nice weather here, so I got bored and resurrected a Briggs WM I recently found on Craigslist. Had a brass tag, but no tank. Well, my Maytag parts left overs supplied a check valve, found a suitable Mason Jar and after a couple kicks it actually run. Gimme credit, I even painted the lid. At least this version is affordable.
Probably will drag it with me to the Pioneer Show in Zolfo end the month.
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Looks good to me!
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Nice job! When I had my 1950 IHC L-120, the fuel pump quit, while I was on my way home from work. I found a glass Hellmans mayonaise jar on the side of the highway, and set up a gravity feed to the carb, duct taping the jar to the cowl and windsheild wiper on the right hand side of the truck. A section of 1/4" fuel line was used to syphon gas from the tank into a soda bottle, which was then used to fill the quart bottle taped to the windsheild wiper. Another hose was attached to the carb supply line, after a syphon was started. Took about 20 refills of the quart jar to get home!
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I like it was thinking of doing the same thing only with a hit and miss engine hope to see you in Zolfo
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:59:57 PM
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Now would this be considered a Braytag or a Miggs engine?
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Ok, Ok, fruit jar, where's the still, I know you're running it off White Lightnin.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:01:06 AM
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Guys, don't diss me right away. We have nice weather here, so I got bored and resurrected a Briggs WM I recently found on Craigslist. Had a brass tag, but no tank. Well, my Maytag parts left overs supplied a check valve, found a suitable Mason Jar and after a couple kicks it actually run. Gimme credit, I even painted the lid. At least this version is affordable.
Probably will drag it with me to the Pioneer Show in Zolfo end the month.
Actually I think the whole mason jar gas tank thing looks really cool! Makes the whole engine unique, and you dont see it all the time on small engines. I like unique. That is why i prefer rat rods to traditional hot rods.
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I got so sick of finding and/or restoring rusted up basket cases or paying through the nose for OEM or repops that I came up with this...






Hey, they'll never rust!
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Kammer,

Long time no see on here. Nice job on the Iron Horse and neat idea for your gas container. Only advise I can give is don't leave any gas containing ethanol in your jar for any legnth of time. I left some ethanol gas in a sealed glass jar with a coated metal lid for several months and it rotted the rubber gasket and penetrated the coating on the lid and left rust particles from the lid on the bottom of the jar.

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After a couple months, you can see what happens to that crap gas too! Neat solution to a bad gas tank!
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I've seen a WMB or WI (one or the other) that someone was using a beer can for the fuel tank. Your jar is a little classier!
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Well my preference is the proper tank of course but I've seen that this was done quite a bit back in the day with all sorts of containers. So although it's not original it could be considered "period correct" . I think half of this hobby is having a little ingenuity anyway.
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I've seen a WMB or WI (one or the other) that someone was using a beer can for the fuel tank. Your jar is a little classier!
Oh I don't know....depends on the beer can! LOL
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I've seen a WMB or WI (one or the other) that someone was using a beer can for the fuel tank. Your jar is a little classier!
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Oh I don't know....depends on the beer can! LOL
... and the beer can, to many of us has such appeal
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Man, wished I'd thought of that before I went and bought a tank off of ebay! Good thing it was listed funny and I won it for a dollar! Next time around just for the "look" I will do the jar, I am sure that'll make the wide love my collection even more!
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Next time around just for the "look" I will do the jar, I am sure that'll make the wide love my collection even more!
You better hope she does not see this. Or that she knows you can not spell. Bill K
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LoL! YEP YER RIGHT, well luckily for me she doesn't much care read about my engines! Just listening to me seems more than enough!
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