Join Date: Nov 2001
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Re: Beer Keg Feul Cell Revisited
Too bad it's not the '50s again. It was real common to use the kegs for tanks. Glad to hear you're using it, that was the first thing I thought when I saw the old sig pic with the halftop.
For the vent and/or return line, you could run the line into the bottom and use a long tube to run it to the top. Aesthetics, I know.
Look into some of the old sports car parts and/or replicar sites. There were gas caps that were not removable used on A-H Sprites and maybe MG midgets. They were hinged on one side and had a latch on the other, chrome plated too. Some early Dodge Chargers used something similar, I've got one on my dune buggy, but I'd think they would be worth their weight in gold now. Tractors and lawn mowers might provide something usable too. I think I've seen these with pipe thread. Just cut a hole dead center top of the tank, tap it (no pun intended) and thread t in.
Now all you need is some Moon spun aluminum full wheel covers, cowl mounted spot lights, '59 Caddy tail lights, fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror, a piston gear shift knob on an extra long lever, static straps, pom-poms hanging from the top inside of the windshield, a jacket that says, "No Club - Lone Wolf", and a DA haircut. I don't know how you'd handle the fender skirts.[img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
I think everything but the pom-poms and the DA haircut are still available from JC Whitney.
I'm not giving you a hard time, considering how much the Green Machine resembles a Model T rod, I think the retro would look good if you didn't overdo it like using everything in my list above.