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Offline Mick D

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2015, 07:47:01 PM »
Lyta tanks as used by the Husky factory riders ;)



What a cool pic(amazing content)
So good that these artifacts are still being preserved and their stories told.
"light weight, and it works great"  :)

Offline Rosco86

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2015, 08:16:08 PM »
Sent pm Mick.

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2015, 08:40:51 PM »
I expect I am wrong, but I think I  have seen some Cheney tanks with those bolt holes at the front and the Ribbing all the way round on both sides.
nice tank whoever made it.

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2015, 11:23:00 PM »
It's not a Lyta, it's a Cheney! 100%

I'm interested if you want to sell... ;)

I could need it for my Cheney Honda



The tank is early/mid 70's style, seen them on Cheney Bultaco's and Cheney TM400's. The 60's tanks usually had a "flat" bottom, like a BSA Victor or Firko's Cheney Yamaha.

And yes, Eric Cheney was an absolute craftsman!
« Last Edit: May 31, 2015, 09:16:07 AM by ola_martin »

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2015, 01:16:09 AM »
This tank has a very wide backbone tunnel. Haven't measured its volume, but it would not be a lot.

Wide backbone tunnel would almost suggest a cantilever Yamaha Mick.
Those ribs that you and Geoff are thinking of may have been CZ roadies - pretty sure they had them.
Nice score on the tank anyway,
Pete.

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2015, 02:42:48 AM »


I saved this photo of a Cheney tank off of eBay a while back.  It has some similar features.

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Michael

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2015, 09:01:31 AM »
the cap is Bultaco had one on an ally tank an ausy guy made back in the early 70s
When in DOUBT GAS IT!!!

Offline Mick D

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2015, 11:02:26 PM »
Many thanks to all for your willingness and efforts to help me to Identify the tank.

It does has similar features Michael.


This tank has a very wide backbone tunnel. Haven't measured its volume, but it would not be a lot.

Wide backbone tunnel would almost suggest a cantilever Yamaha Mick.
Those ribs that you and Geoff are thinking of may have been CZ roadies - pretty sure they had them.
Nice score on the tank anyway,
Pete.

Makes a lot of sense Pete.

Ola Martin, I really like this tank and I was and still am pretty excited about it.
But since it is a key missing component for you, I am thinking about it. If it goes anywhere, it will be to you. I need to think on it first though.
The reason I was wanting identification, was so I could set up searches for more of them ;D ::)
Probably not likely now though.

Thank you everyone, Mick.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2015, 11:23:43 PM by Mick D »
"light weight, and it works great"  :)

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2015, 11:10:24 PM »
An interesting history about the origins of the "MONZA FUEL CAP"

http://www.batinc.net/aston.htm
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Offline VMX247

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2015, 11:55:51 PM »
An interesting history about the origins of the "MONZA FUEL CAP"
http://www.batinc.net/aston.htm
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Getting that cap off .....   :)  :P
http://forum.ozvmx.com/index.php?topic=12214.15.
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Offline Brian Watson

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Re: Early Alloy Tank Identity Help
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2015, 04:27:01 PM »
I believe this is the sort of tank Mark is talking about .. I had one on my 450 when I first restored it.. pommy tank.. monza cap.. little breather spout in front of the monza.. the pic isn't really clear.. but the general shape is obvious.. NOT a Cheney tank tho..