Oxygen Tank Oil Reservoirs
Welcome to our new aircraft hydraulics section! We hope you find this section
we have put together informative and interesting. You may notice that some part
numbers and so forth are blurred out. One reason we didn't want to post full
part numbers because it has taken us months of searches to get the information
we have. It wouldn't be fair to us to just give up our hard work and research.
Not too many people know about this stuff and the ones that do don't want to
talk about it. We feel this is just the right amount of info so we don't upset
anyone on either side. The biggest reason for not giving out full part numbers
is because we don't need every lowrider to call up aircraft surplus places looking
for things. Most warehouses don't want to sell to lowriders and the ones that
do are raising their prices beyond a reasonable amount because people are willing
to pay to much for stuff the warehouse considers junk. Lets keep prices down
and think about it before you offer a insane amount for a used pump that needs
a rebuild. If you are going to track parts down don't say that it is for a lowrider.
Know what the full part number is, what aircraft it goes in, the proper name
for the part and the function of that part. Take the time to research the surplus
industry and know the lingo they use. Remember not to use lowrider lingo when
talking with them because odds are they have a different term for the part you
are looking for. With a little research and some luck you'll be able to find
what you need.
Here are some breathing oxygen tanks used in W.W.II planes. Lowriders use these tanks as oil reservoirs on their aircraft hydraulic pumps. In this section we will show you some tanks and also how to modify these tanks for use in your lowrider.
Above: Here are two tanks we will convert into oil tanks for our pumps.
Above: Here you can read the original markings on the old tanks.
Above: The small threaded openings will be where oil returns to the tanks.
Above: This weld in steel fitting was a reducer bushing that we turned on a lathe.
Above: A hole was opened up for the oil filler and one for the pump inlet bushing on the opposite side.
Above: The oil filler bushing is welded in.
Above: After welding the bead is cleaned up and checked for imperfections.
Above: If the weld is good then it will get smoothed out with a grinder.
Above: Here is a Pesco unit with the tank mounted to it.
Above: Another view of the Pesco unit with Tank.
Above: Here is one tank after being chrome plated.
Above: This pump is almost finished. It still
needs the dump installed along with a check valve.
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