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Offline Russ

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Rear tank mounting
« on: 13.05. 2019 07:51 »
My 51 A10 Plunger has the earlier type tank? with the slotted rear tank mounts. Hope that makes sense. Do these brackets simply sit over a stud with spacers on the inside and a nut and washer on the outside to hold the tank in place. My parts book only shows the later style tank and also shows rubber bushes, but does not indicate on which model they are used or how they are positioned. A search of the forum mentions front mounting but not rear.
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1951 A10 Plunger.
Australia

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Re: Rear tank mounting
« Reply #1 on: 13.05. 2019 09:01 »
Russ.. Right first time. The rear mounting on the frame is the same for both types, just a plain hole. The later frame front mount has the rubber bush and  supporting sleeve within the headstock lug, and the later tank has the same slotted front mount as yours plus rubber bushes in the tank rear mounting lugs. This frame type is from 1952/53, and will also have a brazed on lug for a prop stand.

 Your early type just requires some nice spacers to prevent strain on the tank mountings. Both tanks interchange with the frame types as regards dimensions of the mounting points, but will require washers and spacers as appropriate to give a secure fitment.

 Swarfy.

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Re: Rear tank mounting
« Reply #2 on: 20.05. 2019 05:37 »
Thanks Swarfy sorry for the delay in acknowledging your reply.

Cheers Russ
1951 A10 Plunger.
Australia