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Old 08-08-2014, 10:31 PM
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No, you weren't the only one Ray. Peter Chilton had a filter failure and Warren split a bottle but those are the only ones that come to mind.
Enough potential problems to put the idea aside until I come up with a better filter attachment design.
The bottles still stand up to fuel okay, either glow and high nitro fuels at that plus diesel too.
If the bottles get split by accident over time they're available as Decor brand sauce bottles from Big W here in Oz and are around $5 from memory.
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For actual storage I still prefer metal cans. I have found that Teflon plumber's tape works well to seal the cap.

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I guess I will take very good care of the Davis Diesel cans I have, now. Will be saving them for future formulating.

What about taking the spent (empty) John Deere ether can, using a hole cutting drill and cut a hole down thru the top of the can where the nozzle was, and use a rubber stopper (cork) to seal it?

I like the idea of using Teflon tape, too, to mask off any other material that might be fuel intolerant.

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Metal cans for me for field use. Still like dark glass 'Winchester' bottles for home storage.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:06 AM
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Empty acetone cans work well. I would
expect denatured alcohol, pain thinnner, etc
cans to work well also, but since they are not
as volatile as acetone, the seal could be of
lower standards.

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Nice plane Fiery , its unique , alright , I m waiting for the warm weather

and I have a few planes made up

and will cobble together some diesels

I have been building some rough parts that may work

Im like you
I like the olden radial port types with no crankshaft balancing that chug

at low revs , 50 's type diesels,

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Old 08-18-2015, 03:08 PM
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Default Sturdy, available can that originally carries gasoline...

Here's one that is really available in the US - home centers like Lowe's and Home Depot sell this. It is 50:1 Gas/Oil mix for 2 stroke weed wackers and leaf blowers.
It is a really sturdy can - twice as sturdy as the Davis Diesel cans.
My neighbor gave this to me a year ago and I just saw it sitting in my garage - now it has a purpose.


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Old 10-15-2015, 10:01 PM
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Those 'of a certain age' from Downunder will remember this
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:16 AM
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Default Gee thats a 60's bottle Fiery

Originally Posted by fiery
Those 'of a certain age' from Downunder will remember this
From back in the good old days

I dont know about super blast

I get super clog with black muck

when I take my engines apart

Its diesel days now , she practically starts by herself , if I leave it in the sun,

oh yes I use a tin that had styrene thinners in

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