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Handy Idea for Refilling Fuel Tanks
Darel Todd, Hillsdale, Mich.: Here's a handy idea for refilling fuel tanks on lawnmowers, chainsaws and other small engines without using a gas can. Darel installed a "T" fitting in the fuel line on his 1982 Ford F-150 between the fuel pump and carburetor. He attached a flexible length of fuel line hose to the fitting and put a small shut-off valve at the end of the hose. With the 300 cu. in. engine in the pickup running, the powered fuel tank filler will deliver between 1/2 and 1 gal. of gas per minute, depending on engine speed. Darel says the idea works great for filling any small fuel tank. "It's much easier than handling a gas can or trying to fill small tanks from a fuel storage tank. On many occasions, I've used the fill hose to help stranded motorists who have'run out-of gas.


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1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5