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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Two-gallon petrol cans Reply with quote

Hi,

I've never gone looking for them, but have managed to accumulate a few over the years. Does anyone else here have one or more of the old two-gallon cans in their garage, house etc?

RJ
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troutrunner



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guilty as charged, three come to mind.

Flight Motor Spirit.
Wakefield Castrol, but this was probably used for oil, not sure on that, nice to be corrected if wrong.
And Redline.

The Castrol one I bought through eBay, and cost £30 including postage from New Zealand.

I think I may have some more but not of great value.
A friend of mine Has a collection of about 30ish, he loves to clean them up and paint them Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few on the shelf, my favourite has to be the one I found in my Grandfathers garage after he passed away.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an interesting write-up regarding the history of two-gallon cans on this site dedicated to the subject: https://twogalloncan.co.uk/

I gave my old Carburine Motor Spirit tin (which sits on little Dodge's running board) a spring "oily rag" treatment yesterday, ready for the year ahead.

RJ
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year I visited fellow SS owner, Ruud de Pater in the Netherlands and Ruud took me to visit his friend Bas de Voogd who is a big name in the MG world and from whom Ruud got his SS.

Unfortunately Bas is now wheelchair bound but still retains a very impressive collection of petrol cans.

http://www.basdevoogd.nl/fuel_cans.htm

Peter
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a very good website and lovely collection.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just had a donation from a good chum, of an Eversure Fillacan.

Just checked out your article on these items!!


http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/eversure.htm

Mine is a battered grey colour....and needs the proper mushroom-shaped rubber seal...currently a large round rubber disc, and a bit of steel rod!

Seems it may have once ridden about in a Bond Minicar? Although probably spent a good part of its life in the back of various serious Land Rovers?

Donated because I managed to reverse over a plastic can, with spout....full of diesel! Luckily, the hole appeared at the top, so I saved most of the precious liquid! [seen today's fuel prices???]

Old age..forget to close the rear door too! Sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may be of interest Very Happy

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312146876742?ul_noapp=true
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1939 Austin 10.
1955 Austin A30.
1958 Ford 300E van.
1961 Austin A40.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the local B&Q the other day and they are doing A modern take on the Jerry Can in 5 & 10 litre capacities. Didnít note the price though Confused

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The local gardener was round next door today, he had a couple of the modern copy Jerry cans. They were quite small so presume they were the 5 gallon cans. He said they were cheap.
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