Bikes Blues and Barbecue is approaching quickly and I really want this CM ready for Misty to ride. The process has been slowed a bit by parts. Been waiting on chain, and coils mostly. But in the mean time I’ve made some progress. I got the tank fitted and all plumbed.
First I welded the stock petcock bung up…It wasn’t in a good place.
There are an infinite number of ways to mount/ make a petcock. For this build, I got fairly legit and bought a new petcock. I then got a deep nut (car lug, specifically) of the same threading and cut it to the right length. Then drilled the new hole where I wanted it, and welded the make-shift “bung” in place.
In the end I’m left with this!
I love the weird location, up front and on the right side. Very uncommon. The tank is off right now getting cooked to remove all the paint/ impurities from the metal. Then i can decide on paint vs raw vs something ELSE!