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    Beer barrel

    Hi I am going to use a beer barrel for the petrol tank . It’s been done loads of time. So what’s the drawbacks. Do I have to cut it to put in baffles or use the foam to stop the sloshing. Cheers for looking 👍

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    I had an alloy beer barrel for a tank on my first rod, A Jago Tee, built in '72 and never had
    any problems but you do need to secure it very well as the fuel will slosh and rock the tank back-n-forth!
    Last edited by BuffaloBill; 26-10-20 at 05:42 PM.

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    Thanks for your reply. That’s why I’m thinking of the foam you put in to stop that. Anyone know where to get it cheers

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    Fuel tank foam should be available from any any racecar type place, eg Merlin Motorsport, Demon Tweeks etc.

    Chris
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    and if you don't intend on having a fuel gauge weld a couple of 90 degree thin tube elbows in one end at the top and bottom with a clear tube between them. like rally car fuel tanks have.
    neil.

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    Cheers bud

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    Out of curiosity are they made out of Alumniam os stainless. I would have thought stainless as Ali corrodes ?

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    Ali doesn't corrode with fuel in it, most beer barrels are lined anyways as it classified as a food product

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    Thanks I’m thinking when I cut into the barrel or any welding? Cheers

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