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Post by callum12 on Sun Oct 13 2013, 16:11

Hi all,
I picked a a petrol can from the grand buckinghamshire steam rally a fair few months ago. I believe that is is 1920's ish. as i found a similar now that was defiantly 1920's; but i haven't found on thats identical. at GDSF i picked up a spout a really nicely polished cap for it cost me £25 all in all. I also picked up two cast brass Lister plaques they where £9 each. very nice though.
anyway here are some pictures of the restoration.


^ the petrol can cost me £10. it still had something like TVO in it so the inside was in perfect condition.



^ here it is in grey primer. i used hammerite for this.


^ heres the can with all of the black paint finished i did 6 super thin coats of halfords satin black. i chose satin as gloss would show up any imperfections and would be hard to paint all of the details on.



^ here is is with all of the white details painted on. I used humbrol matt white enamel paint for this.



^ and finally here it is all complete. i think it looks really good, if i do say so my self. I will be using the can at rallies to fill up the lister d.

I hope this is interesting,
Callum:D

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Post by matt86 on Sun Oct 13 2013, 16:41

great job , better not put some fuel in it for a while let it go hard ,

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Sun Oct 13 2013, 17:08

Looks great, wouldent it be better to put a petrol proof lacquer on it?I have a few restored and a couple unrestored will go out and take some pics later on!

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Post by Villiers on Sun Oct 13 2013, 17:12

looks good, most of these cans have the date on the bottom, normally a month and year in 3 digit form.

No need for petrol proof lacquer if you leave it a month for the paint to harden off, it will stay on the can, use it before then and it will peel off though.

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Post by callum12 on Sun Oct 13 2013, 17:27

please do put up some pics lewis, it will be nice to see how mine compares against others.Very Happy The only text on the bottom of the can is a Valour number.
don't worry the can has been finished for some time now. and it won't be used until my lister is finished. It should be well hardened by the time i'm ready to use it.
i've been told that the spout is fairly rare, does anybody now how rare? i haven't seen many, if any.
thanks for all the positive comments, i may do another soon.

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Post by Foden on Sun Oct 13 2013, 17:56

The Valor number should be the date Callum.  Got a few myself somewhere, though I weighed the bad ones in a while ago as they were beyond all hope!  Saved the caps though.Smile 

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Post by matt86 on Sun Oct 13 2013, 17:59

Foden wrote:The Valor number should be the date Callum.  Got a few myself somewhere, though I weighed the bad ones in a while ago as they were beyond all hope!  Saved the caps though.Smile 

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should of cut the necks off too handy to make tanks caps as Villiers said .

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Post by Foden on Sun Oct 13 2013, 18:06

matt86 wrote:
Foden wrote:The Valor number should be the date Callum.  Got a few myself somewhere, though I weighed the bad ones in a while ago as they were beyond all hope!  Saved the caps though.Smile 

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should of cut the necks off too handy to make tanks caps as Villiers said .

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Never crossed my mind Matt, I still have a couple buried somewhere so will save them.

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Post by matt86 on Sun Oct 13 2013, 18:10

Foden wrote:
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Foden wrote:The Valor number should be the date Callum.  Got a few myself somewhere, though I weighed the bad ones in a while ago as they were beyond all hope!  Saved the caps though.Smile 

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should of cut the necks off too handy to make tanks caps as Villiers said .

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Never crossed my mind Matt, I still have a couple buried somewhere so will save them.

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i have 2 under a bench that i will cut apart one day as there like a sieve ....

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Post by callum12 on Sun Oct 13 2013, 20:14

The valor number is 1 33. so i assume that that is January 1933?

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Post by Villiers on Sun Oct 13 2013, 20:22

Reckon it is yes.

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Re: shell petrol can restoration

Post by Lewis MacRae on Sun Oct 13 2013, 21:15

here is some pictures Callum, hope you like!

1. Fillacan



FILLACAN petrol can by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

2. French motorbike Petrol tank, A.AUBRY PARIS



French Motorbike petrol can * A. AUBRY PARIS* by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

3. Shell Motor Spirit


Shell Motor Spirit by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

4. Blank 5 Litre


blank 5  litre petrol tank by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

5. Esso Motor spirit


Esso Motor spirit by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

6. Valor Paraffin #1


Valor Parrifin #1 by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

7. Valor Paraffin #2

 
Valor parrifin #2 by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

8. Aladdin Pink Paraffin


Aladdin Pink Parriffin by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

9. BP Motor Spirit


BP Motor spirit by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

10. Shell Motor Spirit


Shell Motor Spirit by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

11. Pratts Motor Spirit


Pratts Motor spirit by LewizMacRae, on Flickr


Pratts by LewizMacRae, on Flickr

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Post by Villiers on Sun Oct 13 2013, 21:23

Hmmm... Looks like I'm going to have to get the camera out again...

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Post by Foden on Sun Oct 13 2013, 22:16

I took a Fillacan (Eversure I think?) to the scrappy about a month ago, I remember buying it new in the 1960's!  Got a couple of the Valor Parrafin cans as well, didn't think that anyone would find them collectable?Shocked   Most of my two gallon cans came via ebay a few years ago, there was a guy in the next town selling six for £5 buy it now so I took a chance and three were useable and didn't leak.  Haven't got any one gallon ones, they are rarer and make decent money.  Dont want any more, they take up valuable engine space!!!Smile 

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Post by callum12 on Sun Oct 13 2013, 23:13

you've go a really nice collection of cans there. all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Villiers i'd love to see yours too.Very Happy 
Thanks for those pictures,


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Post by Villiers on Thu Oct 17 2013, 21:16

Cans as promised, nothing to special.

Shell Motor Spirit.



BP



Power Petrol



Redline



Shell MEX



BP again



Esso



My every day can



And 1 of 3 of these full of TVO


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Post by Matth92 on Tue Oct 22 2013, 20:40

matt86 wrote:
Foden wrote:
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Foden wrote:The Valor number should be the date Callum.  Got a few myself somewhere, though I weighed the bad ones in a while ago as they were beyond all hope!  Saved the caps though.Smile 

Pete.
should of cut the necks off too handy to make tanks caps as Villiers said .

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Never crossed my mind Matt, I still have a couple buried somewhere so will save them.

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i have 2 under a bench that i will cut apart one day  as there like a sieve ....

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I have a knackered one I need to dissect so I can solder the lid fitting into my new lister D tank

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Post by gary1060 on Sat Oct 26 2013, 19:44

That's a nice job you did on the can, that's a hard enough can to get I have been collecting for a long time now and only got that type of Shell can fairly lately, as for the spout they seem to be impossible to get now I haven't seen one for sale over here for about ten years the last one I got was in England.

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Post by Villiers on Sat Oct 26 2013, 19:57

[quote="gary1060"]That's a nice job you did on the can, that's a hard enough can to get I have been collecting for a long time now and only got that type of Shell can fairly lately, as for the spout they seem to be impossible to get now I haven't seen one for sale over here for about ten years the last one I got was in England.

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I had one of the flexible spouts for a 2 gallon can for sale early in the year on ebay, no one wanted it so I kept it.

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