[tcb] Re: fuel capacity

  • From: evilscientistboo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 00:45:51 +0000

Wow, this is getting fun.  I think this may be a end of year issue where you 
both are right.  Considering I have a Zwitter different parts may have been 
available, so it could be that 68 tanks were installed because production of 
the older tanks stopped.

My bus part number ref only lists one bus tank from 65 thru 67 being 40L.

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Peter Albarian" <pcalbar@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 00:31:41 
Subject: [tcb] Re: fuel capacity

Hey Sammie,
I respect your opinion, and have a feeling my tanks are somewhere between 40 
and 60 liter.  The '67 only tanks I have are not modified in any way.  Both 
came out of very original and complete '67s that were horribly rusty, and at 
least one still had the original engine that looked like it had never 
previously been removed.  I remember at least one of them having the larger 
radio hole and reverse lights (both second half of production changes) but seem 
to remember the other being a late first half without those changes.  I also 
think they were both 13w deluxes.  I kept the tanks because I liked the idea of 
higher fuel capacity without modifications, but haven't used them yet.  I 
really don't have a clue what a '68 Bay gas tank looks like, but I've never 
looked for one either.
My $0.02

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-----Original Message-----
From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 10:41:02 
Subject: [tcb] Re: fuel capacity

There is a miscommunique in there some where.  All 67 year model manuals i 
could find indicate 40 liters.  Manual for 68 model year indicates 60 liters.  
Remember that model year begins Sept 1 of prior year.  My opinion, if you see a 
60 liter tank in a split it has been changed to that by someone other than the 

Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Looks like Brian Denning is correct.
Very short time at the end of the Split Window bus, where they had the 
larger tank.
Interesting.. So from August to December sometime they changed...
I <3 Buses!

sammie smith wrote:
> Here's the facts: Bentley manual for 63 67 transporter shows fuel 
> capacity of 40 liters with no differentiation for the 67. 67 owner's 
> manual dated August 66 shows fuel capacity of 40 liters. 67 owner's 
> manual dated December 66 show's fuel capacity of 10.6 gallons US which 
> is essentially 40 liters, Though 40 liters rounds off closer to 10.5 
> gallons US.
> 68 owner's manual dated December 67 shows fuel capacity of 60 liters 
> or 16 gallons US, a 50% increase over the split tank.
> Sammie


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