Now a few weeks back I bought an oil tank, in fact not just any old oil tank, but the real thing, Manx/Inter oil tank, now as you can imagine, these things are like rocking horse poo, and don’t come up for sale very often. So when they do you can’t really be to fussy about what you get. Sure you could hold out in the vain hope of finding a nice shiney one that needs no work, but hell, where is the fun in that?
So here is mine, just a couple of pictures before it goes to be repaired, actually it looks worse than it really is, and having the hole gave me a chance to clean out the inside of years of baked on oil residue.
If you look in the tank, you can see a previous repair, and while the tank looks rusty, it is actually very strong. And the hole, well that was where another tank was added for extra capacity when racing? Also while it is in this condition, I shall be adding a drain plug to the bottom, as they never had one fitted.