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Re: Propane Build Details?

January 10 2018 at 7:40 AM
Troy T  (Login mudrunner)

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No page sorry the build list is in my head. Nothing special in anyway, any questions just ask. Unfortunately its has to come out due to rod bearing.

I will be using a "motorfuel" tank which is heavier and certified for road use, same as what ever RV has under them even tho this tank was made in 1959! Its in great shape, I really lucked out there as it fits in the truck bed like it was made specifically for it. It holds about 30 some usable gallons. I had another larger tank I planned on using but it was rusty, I'm bummed about the lost capacity but the other tank fit so well and the fill location and valves are more user friendly. A friend gave it to me years ago I never even considered using it, It was built funny I thought it was an upright style until I was forced to take a second look and a giant light bulb went off in my head! Only issue I had was sourcing a new fuel level gauge, somehow I got lucky and Squibb-Taylor custom made me one for 80 bucks!
BBQ tanks are a vapor withdrawal only, in this system propane is supplied as a liquid up to the vaporizer/convertor then it converts to vapor with aid of engine coolant to keep from freezing solid. To supply that much fuel as a vapor I would need a 500gal tank.

I just recently got the tank mounted so I haven't purged and filled it yet so I use forklift tanks.

This message has been edited by mudrunner on Jan 10, 2018 8:05 AM

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