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Old 04-14-2021, 11:55 AM   #31 (permalink)
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That sounds like something that would only happen once.

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Old 04-21-2021, 06:29 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Ready! Set! #&$ SNOW !

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And now some snow for testing purposes.
Well +@&!! You jinxed me!



That's today's snow. Not quite enough for a test drive, though.

But I did finish it up: patched the squirrel chew holes on the tank top & cap with a bit of bondo, (visible in the above pic).

She's ready to go for next winter, I guess!
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:42 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Bondo is ethanol resistant? Probably only need to half fill the tank anyway. If you haven't drained it you should add some Stabil.
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Not sure about ethanol... but I won't be using ethanol fuel in this tank.

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Bondo is resistant to fuel, but only after it is cured
As you point out, the patches I made won't ever be submerged in gas, but they will likely get splashed.

I figure "resistant" is good enough for that use. It's not a critical leak repair.

If it peels off, I will report back.

Tank & carb float bowl have been drained until next winter.
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last thing...

The final thing left to do is have a look at the drive belts. They're probably as old & crusty as the tires.

But instead, I will probably just go with the "ignorance is bliss" approach until one breaks in the middle of a blizzard.
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We used bondo and screen mesh for fuel tank repain back in the day when I was driving gas vehicles.

At least get replacement belts. Belt will self destruct in the middle of the biggest event.
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Darn you and your reasonable advice.
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