Restore or old Johnson steel tank.. gaskets? Worth it?

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  • Beno


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    #262469
    1. I’m taking just a few minutes to clean out this Johnson metal tank and give it a once-over before moving it on to its next owner and I pulled the top (see pics) and the gasket was pretty brittle I probably could have saved it

    but I didn’t

    so I’m going to cut a new gasket out of a bunnan or neoprene but then I started thinking maybe somebody has a bunch of these gaskets laying around economically?  Should I even bother restoring this or should I just chuck it?

     

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    tinkerman

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    #262474

    I think it’s worth saving if all it needs is cleaning and a gasket

    It's a jungle out there.


    wedgie


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    #262477

     

    Don’t chuck it !  $50.00 for the fuel connector alone last i looked .

    $30 for the gasket  kit.  Might have to modify the diaphragm by punching another hole, depending on which diaphragm yours takes.  vintageoutboard.com

    Dual fuel line is available. You might even be able to get some reasonably from another club member .

    Fuel fitting can be rebuilt with new o-rings if needed.

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    Beno


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    #262486

    And any advice on this part? Should I wire wheel? Sandblast? Vinegar dip?

    I can make a new pump knob out of a piece of aluminum a my lathe .


    frankr

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    #262493

    Who knows what’s inside that sack?  There is supposed to be a filter.  Inside that is a check valve,  Won’t work without the check valve.  You may also need to make a new push rod for the primer button.   Bottom end of the rod has to be flat where it contacts the diaphragm support washer to prevent leakage.  You’ll see what I’m talking about when you get in there.


    reivertom

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    #262498

    If it isn’t full of rust holes, it’s worth saving. The parts are worth saving if the tank isn’t.


    ede

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    #262502

    Beno, Have all of the parts you need,  Send me an email:  eddelliott@cox.net  Ed Elliott, member AOMCI


    Beno


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    #262521

    Thanks Ed, maybe later this week I will try to get back to the gas tank restore. operation.

    Ben


    boscovius

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    #262545

    From what I can see that tank isn’t all dented up.  I’d say it’s a keeper.


    Beno


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    #262597

    Sorry guys. I’ve got way too much other stuff going on that to deal with this tank.  Sadly I uploaded pics of what I have and I listed the lot you know where.

    Hopefully someone who want to restore it will get it and happiness will restore the world..  or not.

    Shipping is going to be the killer.

     

     

     

     

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