Is this a G3 petrol tank?

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Is this a G3 petrol tank?

Postby AyJayBee » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:01 pm

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Restoration 1961 G3 came with this tank attached by various bolts and brackets designed by Heath Robinson! No matter what I do, it will not allow the front mounting holes to line up as the frame tubes seem too big. Measurements as best...
mounting holes 4inch centres, tube gap there 2 1/2 ", length of tube hollow 18" depth 7", oval cut out 10" x 8 1/2". Odd mounting design by seat end. Any suggestions please?
Thanks, Tony
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Re: Is this a G3 petrol tank?

Postby clive » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:07 pm

Does not look like AMC to me unless loghtweight. What year is your bike?
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Re: Is this a G3 petrol tank?

Postby Duncan » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:09 pm

It is a lightweight tank I believe, the rear fixing gives it away.

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Re: Is this a G3 petrol tank?

Postby AyJayBee » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:39 pm

Thanks chaps ..... did wonder about the lightweight possibility. Back to Heath Robinson for a suitable design! MInd you, goes with the rest of the problems the bike has come with.
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Re: Is this a G3 petrol tank?

Postby Strausman » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:16 pm

Didn't know there was such a noticeable difference when it comes to lightweight tanks. Good to know.

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