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Beetle Fuel Tanks
ibrew09 - November 6th, 2017 at 06:52 PM


can anyone tell me if the are any differences between a 1967 and 1968 fuel tank other than the filler position.

I am building a Manxter and have the later tank with the horizontal filler. A vertical filler would be better.

Alternatively does anyone know of somebody in Perth who could modify the existing tank. I have had a rough price of $400 - I can get a new tank for or less.

1303Steve - November 8th, 2017 at 07:47 AM

could you not fit a 90 degree bend on a filler neck?

ibrew09 - November 8th, 2017 at 08:37 AM

I thought about that, was worried about length/flow shutting the pump nozzle off and also fuel blowing back.

1303Steve - November 8th, 2017 at 09:46 AM

I sometimes get backwash with a standard late Beetle filler neck, it can be overcome with positioning of the nozzle in the hole