Author Topic: A10 Spitfire Scrambler Tanks  (Read 4877 times)

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Re: A10 Spitfire Scrambler Tanks
« Reply #15 on: 26.05. 2009 21:45 »
I can't verify that this is the correct tank, but I have found a decent bit to be retained on the bike, so there's a chance.  yours looks a little different, but it may just need more rubber bumper under the front to raise it?  my frame and numbers were confirmed 57 spit by dpaddock.


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Re: A10 Spitfire Scrambler Tanks
« Reply #16 on: 26.05. 2009 22:16 »
Hi SnowBeard,

Yes thats a mighty fine looking tank you have there, I am aware mine's not right but it will have to suffice till I source one like yours!. You are also right that the photo shows the tank sitting low on the bike, it wasn't actually fitted with any rubbers so was just plonked on top of the frame.

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Re: A10 Spitfire Scrambler Tanks
« Reply #17 on: 26.05. 2009 22:18 »
 I might be the odd man out here,

 But I love the look of a swingarm with a solo on it.

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Re: A10 Spitfire Scrambler Tanks
« Reply #18 on: 26.05. 2009 22:52 »
thanks, some like it, some don't, but it took a bit of rigging to get it on there.  then while I had her apart for a couple months, I moved it back just a couple of inches and added rear springs.  makes it more cushy, but also changes the control when you can't pressure the seat in a corner!!

that tank looks good at a distance, but has the obligatory ding on each front corner from the bars hitting it sometime before I got it, and a few more to boot.  then there's the fact that it should be painted thru the middle, so the chrome was never very smooth from the start, and it has marks from the DPO scraping off the paint!!  just a hint of the original blue right around the tank mount hole.  it all just adds character in my book. ;)
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Re: A10 Spitfire Scrambler Tanks
« Reply #19 on: 26.05. 2009 22:57 »
Looks great Snowbeard! Tank especially, minor warts and all. But I fear for those of us who dwell in countries which don't espouse the notion of the service economy . . . where gas is hard to find on a Sunday . . . it's better to have the full 4 gallons' worth!
Even then, sometimes, a precautionary stop at a supermarket pay-by-plastic pump is a wise plan if there's one handy . . . .
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Re: A10 Spitfire Scrambler Tanks
« Reply #20 on: 27.05. 2009 19:23 »
thanks, I plan to attempt a larger tank on the super rocket I rebuild.  I don't have a right tank already, but I have a line on a rough 4 gallon.  hoping to trade a late 60's unit tank in better condition for it.

sorry to drift your thread Bruce!
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Re: A10 Spitfire Scrambler Tanks
« Reply #21 on: 27.05. 2009 20:40 »
No Worries Snowbeard  *smile*, it's interesting reading all the same.

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