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F: Frame Who paints Vincent petrol tanks and how much ?

kerry

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Could anyone recommend a good petrol tank sprayer and how much, anyone had one done lately please ? Kerry.
 

Comet Rider

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Kerry,
I had my long range tank done by Bean at Bassingbourn garage.
He normally specialises in Harley stuff, but will do anything. Mine cost £250 and I supplied the decals
 

bmetcalf

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We can’t even answer that!

Seriously, I tried to look on Whitakerpedia, but didn’t see it; I know the dimensions are available.
 
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Ostendorf

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Hello Kerry,
my tank was painted in 2019 by Kieron at
I paid 300 Pounds.
He placed the decals with a laser following the club recommendations
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kerry

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Looks good, thanks for that, I got the bike running for it's first time in 2 years, the rubbish petrol causes problems, green inside the rear carb but front was not bad. I hope to get an Avo coil over this week to lower the bike, take on road then get the tank done, would be nice to get a spare tank but I guess they are very rare, no Indian ones for D's. I will put a wanted ad for D tank.
 

bmetcalf

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There has been a thread or two here on the Forum regarding a special technique for clearing over the transfers/decals. Very worth finding and sharing with your painter.
 

Bill Thomas

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Kerry, If you were stuck, Couldn't you do a job with a "C" Tank ?,
Solder or something a plate over the oil hole ?, With a bit of filler ?.
Just a thought. Cheers Bill.
 

kerry

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Hi Bill, I did think of this but the D tank has a larger capacity so I am not sure if it would fit ? if it did the hole could be filled I suppose Kerry.
 

Bill Thomas

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Yes you would have less petrol, But I like to stop Before 100 miles,
I fitted a "C" tank on a "D" , But can't remember if I had to do anything tricky,
Don't think so.
 

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timetraveller

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As far as I can tell the big difference between the earlier and 'D' tanks was that the earlier tanks had the two downwards facing lugs at the rear to stop them fracturing due to vibration. The larger capacity of the 'D; tanks is due to the narrower tunnel to clear the UFM which on a 'D' is a tube and on all the earlier ones is the oil tank as well. Those are much wider than the 'D' UFM so a tank which will clear a B/C will certainly clear a 'D'.
 

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