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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Gas cans????

Maybe Im just spoiled, but anyone else tired of the cheapo 5 gallon gas cans used to haul extra gas to the track?

I am.

Anyone see the pitcan infomercial on Spyke TV? That thing looks pretty cool, but at only 2.5 gallons and $40, it's a little to small and much too pricey.

Then of course there are the jugs...

They are a bit top heavy for towing and the seals always seem to leak.

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Our experience is that the 5-gallon plastic gas containers purchased at the local hardware store work just fine... they have a built-in pouring spout and don't leak.

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$40 for 2.5 gallons? What is so special about it? What's the little arm on the handle for? Do you put your thumb over it to prevent gas from pouring until you're ready?

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there is a valve that you unscrew when you want the gasoline to pour. Trying to make it like the real racing thing.
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Suuuuure Kim...if we all were fortunate enough to have a SO as a fulltime crew chief to take care of that menial stuff.
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LOL, Kruz... even I can pour gas

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These are cool
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Or one of these would be nice.....
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Those look $$$ Mark....I guess I'll be sticking with my Blitz cans.
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What's wrong with something like this?? This is what I'm bringing to the track this year.

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I have a VP 5 gallon jug. Works fine. Heavy when full, but managable. Has not leaked on me yet.

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I just bought two more of the cheapo 5 gallon cans from Home Depot the other day. I'd like to buy those $40 ones, but the Barber budget doens't allow for it.

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El cheapo 5 gallon and 2.5 gallon cants from the gas station work out just fine. Besides when you have the stand you do Kruz, and a gas can with a nozzle, even you could pour your own gas. But hey, you now have a signifacant other. So put her to work

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Yeh right Pete....you know how pissed I would be if she spilled gas on my baby
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Here is another option.

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Hmmm... that's kinda neato
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yeah, i likey!

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With only 4' of hose though you may still have to hold the can off the ground.

For $17 I may try it though....
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Go to Napa or CarQuest and buy 8 feet of hose and a couple of hose clamps..good to go

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With only 4' of hose though you may still have to hold the can off the ground.

For $17 I may try it though....
buy one of those folding food tray thingies. im going to order one of those today!

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That's kinda sweet, I think I may have to get that!

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I just use old gallon milk jugs. They are free and besides, if you want some water for the trip home everyone looks at you funny when you fill up an old gas can. After the gas is gone, I can fill up the milk jugs with water and nobody gives me a second look.

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I just use old gallon milk jugs. They are free and besides, if you want some water for the trip home everyone looks at you funny when you fill up an old gas can. After the gas is gone, I can fill up the milk jugs with water and nobody gives me a second look.
Another thing is its ILLEGAL to use non compliant containers for gasoline. Just some food for thought.
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That was a lame attempt to give someone a hard time who I realize now never checks Track Talk. I'll leave the humor to professionals from now on. Sorry all.

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Hmmm. That HF 5 gallon pump has me thinking

If you use the same gas as your tow vehicle, a pump would be nice. you wouldn't even have to bother to strap down the spare container.

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That would be nice to share gas from your tow vehicle, but not many of us use 93 and higher octane.

My truck proudly uses and prefers a high quality 87 octane. My bike likes 93 or more.
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That would be nice to share gas from your tow vehicle, but not many of us use 93 and higher octane.

My truck proudly uses and prefers a high quality 87 octane. My bike likes 93 or more.
Hell if theres no race for two weeks, I just dump the 93 into the truck. 10 gal usually gets me through 1.5 weekends.
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