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Author Topic: Disaster strikes. What would you want on hand?  (Read 45935 times)
W8JX
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« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2011, 01:45:10 PM »

Why store gas in containers and not in the tank of your car?

Have you tried to get gas for a tank on a recent model car? Most have anti siphon valve in neck to tank. When I had to drop tank on my 2000 GM truck to change brake lines behind it, I could not siphon gas out to lighten load in it. I broke open a fuel line and used vehicle s fuel pump in tank to get most of the fuel out.  Once I got it down I could get remainder of gas from it. There was a time long ago when tanks had drains on them.  
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« Reply #76 on: May 22, 2011, 07:58:46 PM »


FWIW, MY idea was to buy a very old, but still running Chevy Suburban with the full compliment of auxiliary fuel tanks, which amounts to something on the order of 50 gallons, stock it with stabilized fuel and emergency supplies, put a solar trickle charger on the battery and park it in the driveway.  If you need to get away, you have the vehicle already loaded to go, if you stay at home, you have 10 tanks of generator fuel on board the Chevy...

I have a 1994 Suburban K2500 with the 6.5 turbo Diesel.  Came stock with a 42 gallon tank.  I normally run it on B100 bioDiesel but one time actually ran it a few miles on straight extra virgin olive oil.  With an auxiliary tank (say 60 gallon) I could run non stop to either coast or to Detroit from Houston.

With minor modifications one of the earlier models with the mechanical injection pumps can run on filtered waste motor oil or used oil from the fryers in restaurants
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #77 on: May 23, 2011, 08:48:57 PM »

hi

if you ever need to remove the fuel from your car or truck,
and it has an electric fuel pump, just pull out the wiring diagrams
locate the the fuel pump relay and remove it.

disconnect the fuel line from the fuel rail in under the hood,
run a larger dia. hose from the fuel line to your approved gas can.

with key on engine off, the pump runs a few seconds to pressurize
the fuel rails, once engine starts it runs full time.

Jumper the relay connection and you've got fuel flowing.

73 james

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KI4SDY
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« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2011, 08:50:18 AM »

If it looks like the end of the world, a Bible would be good!  Grin

Who put a nickle in W8JX. The original post was; "Disaster strikes. What would you want on hand?" How did the conversation get to how to drain a gas tank?  Roll Eyes 
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W8JX
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« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2011, 07:58:00 PM »

Who put a nickle in W8JX. The original post was; "Disaster strikes. What would you want on hand?" How did the conversation get to how to drain a gas tank?  Roll Eyes 

you cannot even be original!  BTW From what to have on hand (ie fuel stores) to how to drain a tank is a very very small leap.
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« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2011, 08:11:38 PM »

For you maybe, but not the rest of us! Caught in your own troll trap, again!  Grin
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