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Old 09-19-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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Mystery metal tank under bus

We have a 75 GMC Capenter Cadet. It has a strange tank in the rear.

Stamped on the tank:
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3500 cubic inches

It looks like a small metal gastank with only one line heading up to the engine compartment.

I am thinking that it must be a vacuum canister? If that is the case why was it mounted so far back bedind the axle.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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Where does the line into the engine compartment terminate? That might be the clue that solves this mystery. If I were to take a guess though it sounds like a homemade auxiliary fuel tank.
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:07 PM   #3
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:14 PM   #4
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Could be where they stuffed Jimmy Hoffa.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
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We need pics.

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That would be too easy.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:18 AM   #7
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It has a 2 chamber master cylinder and a hydro boost system. No air brakes. Ill try to get a pic. It is clearly empty/dry when I knock on the bottom of tank.

Is there a simple way to post pics without an outside image host? Thanks.
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Is there a simple way to post pics without an outside image host? Thanks.
No. Use Imgur...Google, etc.
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:43 AM   #10
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We will track it down when we have time, I just thought someone might know off hand. Ill keep you posted. My bet is that its a vacuum accumulator. Ill try to look in the AM.
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