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Bud Taplin


The fittings you described are normally on a tank. On a new tank I also install a return fitting next to the pickup fitting, so it can be used with all modern engines that have a return system to the tank (the original Volvo's do not). The pickup fitting is on the top of the tank, with a tube going down. Not so with the original tanks, as they had the outlet on the bottom. That is no longer recommended in case of a failure of the hose.

The sight gauge setup has pipe fittings welded on the side of the tank, one near the top and the other near the bottom. Valves are screwed into these fittings, and a heavy wall plastic tube is between them. The valves can be shut off if necessary, and the lower one also has a petcock to drain off fuel or water if necessary. This setup adds $25.00 to the cost of a new tank.


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