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Old 03-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #11
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Check this out. Easy way to make the cans useable.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:23 PM   #12
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In my humble opinion these were the best cans ever made, they were manufactured by a company called Chilton, were very stable and thus hard to turn over, and the spouts worked nicely. They were bought out by Blitz a number of years ago and this design was scrapped. It came in 6 gallon sizes as well as 5.







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Old 03-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #13
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Gas cans with new style pour spout...

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In my humble opinion these were the best cans ever made, they were manufactured by a company called Chilton, were very stable and thus hard to turn over, and the spouts worked nicely. They were bought out by Blitz a number of years ago and this design was scrapped. It came in 6 gallon sizes as well as 5.







Agreed.

My dad still has one of these, it is great!

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:58 PM   #14
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Double agreed. I have one of the smaller ones (1 1/2 gal) and I never thought twice about how good it was until seeing the new style. I sure never thought of it as unsafe.

... another case of the cure being worse than the disease. We seem to do that quite a bit lately.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:14 PM   #15
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Those are the ones we also have in our barn
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:09 AM   #16
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Right on Crabman!! I have 6- 6 gallon reds, 1- 2.5 gallon red, 2- 1 gallon reds, 1- 6 gallon yellow...and NO they aren't for sale!! My FIL gave me a blue one with the push-to-pour spout that I use for diesel occasionally.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:13 AM   #17
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mcfarmall, I like to vacation in Michigan, and I like to think of myself as an honest man. But don't leave them out where I can see them.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:45 AM   #18
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I originally had six of those tanks and they are great. One I gave away years ago and I lost another one, but I still have 4 and I'm guarding them with my life.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:48 AM   #19
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They are selling on ebay for 60.00 or more if in good condition. Even the blitz cans with the older open spouts are bringing good money. I don`t want any more that badly yet. I really did like those 6 gallon cans, in the old 2 stroke outboards a pint of oil to 6 gallons of gas was the ratio so the 6 ers were nice for that.... We used them for so many years the spouts would break, but at that time you could buy replacement spouts cheap and the can itself was still good...
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One of the things the EPA is concerned about is evaporative emmsions from gasoline (hydrocarbons). These are the vapors that waft from your gas tank when filling your vehicle at the gas station. All gas cans now have to be self closing, including the vent. During the diurnal cycle the gas expands and contracts pushing out hydrocarbons into the atmosphere, this is no longer allowed. Thus the event of the difficult to use gas can. I bought my first one unknowingly last year, broke the fancy spout already. The problem with just buying a old style spout is that the tanks themselves no longer have a vent, it will be hard to pour without one. Wait until you buy a new boat or outboard motor and see all the new fancy fuel system parts attached to it.
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