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Old 06-08-2007, 09:45 AM
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Default Re: Is the gas tank safe?

Some 50's and 60's vintage Johnson and Evirudes used a pressurized tank instead of a fuel pump( much like the oil tanks on some larger outboards today), fuel was pushed through the lines by pressurizing the fuel tank via pulses from the crank case,the initial fuel in the carb was delivered via the primer ball, they can easily be spotted because the fitting had a double line....

when dealing with marine fuel tanks, if you have to question weather it is safe or not.... it probably should be replaced.

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