Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Monday, February 07, 2011

Fuel tank and fuel gauge

We decided to work on the fuel tank because I wanted to permanently mount it in the fuselage. Two gaskets were cut from some cork gasket material purchased at the local auto parts store.

The gasket between the tank and the spacer was coated with Permatex #3 to ensure a good seal. Because the fit between the spacer and the fuel gauge was really good, the upper gasket was installed dry.

Here is the fuel gauge in place. Also notice the fuel cap - the vent was attached to the cap using JB weld.

Now, the big test! We took the tank to the fuel farm and filled it up.

No Leaks !! I was really happy. I wanted to make sure the tank was sealed because later in life, if the fuel tank had to be removed, the upper wing would have to come off and the center section removed.

Oh, yea. And the fuel gauge worked too.

We spent the rest of the day working on the cabane struts. More about that later.




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