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    What Kind of Cub Fuel Tank Is This?

    I am hoping to learn more about the fuel tanks shown in the photos below. I am considering to use these in my experimental Cub, however I'd like to learn more about these prior to committing. I know nothing about these including the manufacturer. If these pass a leak test, I'll consider using them, and I will need to figure out how to install them. I set one of them in place on my wing (photo below). The tanks fit nicely, and they have the tube for the aileron balance cable and the tube for the diagonal brace member. I did a quick calculation, and they appear to be 24 gallon tanks. I'm assuming these might be secured in place using straps with a turn buckle of sorts, however there is not much room. I will appreciate any information regarding all of the above.
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    thank you,
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    Atlee dodge 31 gal
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    it NOT an Atlee tank, no lips for mounting.... kinda similar though.... almost looks like what came with BackCountry kit....

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    they were 24 gallon also.

    here's how they were mounted/straps

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    Maybe I should have mentioned that these are aluminum and they are 29" across, 34" long, with an average height of about 5-1/2", which translates to 24 gallons. There is no indication that tabs were attached.

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    Similar to BCSC but the fillers are different. And I don't recall stitch welds at the baffles on mine.

    My fillers were so low I had to have Atlee's make filler risers.

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    Mike,
    Thanks, this looks right. Do you know if the straps are simply straps, or is there a beam of sorts along the bottom to suspend the tank, and do you know how the upper strap is tightened? I appreciate it
    john



    "here's how they were mounted/straps"

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    Quote Originally Posted by stknrddr View Post
    Mike,
    Thanks, this looks right. Do you know if the straps are simply straps, or is there a beam of sorts along the bottom to suspend the tank, and do you know how the upper strap is tightened? I appreciate it
    john



    "here's how they were mounted/straps"
    bottoms were a U channel if i remember right,

    top strap hinged at front/top, rear of top strap went down to bottom strap and was screwed to it with an allen head bolt

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    better picture with wing upside down
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCyr View Post
    I don't think so, just like an atlee tank, the -12/-14 J..... has lips front and back that the tank lays on

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    i would say smith cub or javeron which turned into BCC, looks like the ones i used in my exp cubs for the headerless fuel system. 24 gal

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    Looks like a Smith Cub tank to me. Used aluminum straps with sections of hinge to hold in. Very heavy and the straps break at the hinge in an accident popping the tank out.
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