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MountainGoat
10-20-2011, 08:22 PM
Last fall just before the Maze run I had to scramble to get gas cans. I know that the nato style is preferred but I ended up getting plain old red Blitz cans from 4WPW due to time constraints. The only problem is that I could only find them with this type of spout:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/general/enviroflo.jpg

This spout is an annoying pain in the rear, besides being made of breakable plastic. Thanks to the EPA for such a wise use of my tax dollars in mandating this "solution". I scoured the web for a metal spout, but Blitz discontinued them so they are apparently like gold to some people :eek::

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/general/12040.jpg

One day this summer I noticed a metal spout on the Blitz can in Stevinson Toyota's parts department. It is on the wall to the left of the counter as part of a display. I asked the parts guy how much it was because I wanted it. He went on line (because it wasn't in their system) and found the website above. He offered to sell it to me for $75.00. That was with the club discount. I deferred, since I had only paid a little more than that for 2 complete cans.

Well, recently I stumbled across a source in Colorado Springs that is selling them for $9.99 each. I ordered 2 yesterday and it came to $32.97 with shipping and tax. They arrived today(!) and they are exactly what I wanted. If anybody needs them, here is the link:

HQ Company (http://www.hqcompany.com/index.php?theme=7&chapter=102)

The only minor disappointment is that they came with a little plastic cap instead of the screw on metal cap shown on their website. Didn't really matter to me, I am happy as hell because I get to throw out that pathetic EPA mandated plastic junk. :hill:

Romer
10-20-2011, 09:25 PM
Nice find Dan and solution

I have been searching as well and found what I wanted at Grainger. I bought two cans

The spout fits in the can with the cap on tight

Briggs and Stratton http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/BRIGGS-STRATTON-SpillProof-Metal-Gas-Can-4FZE6?Pid=search

http://images.grainger.com/B344_41/images/products/450x450/SpillProof-Metal-Gas-Can-4FZE6_AS01.JPG

nattybumppo
10-20-2011, 11:04 PM
Nice find, both of you! I think I'll go by Grainger tomorrow and order a couple of those cans.

Rezarf
10-20-2011, 11:51 PM
Make sure to avoid the temptation to tighten the spout by twisting the nozzle... it will rip off the base of the spout. DAMHIK.

Good to know, I am in need of another one. :D

Woodsman
10-21-2011, 06:30 AM
If you can't find spouts don't shy away from the Super Siphon which will transfer 5 gal in less than two minutes.

I don't even have a spout for my Nato cans and for some weird reason my Scepter spout leaks when used on one of my Scepter cans so I often don't even bring the Scepter spout on trips.

Convert
10-21-2011, 10:59 AM
The Army Surplus store at Pecos and HWY 36 has new NATO cans with locking pin. BVB bought 2 last weekend and notice today when I was there they had 4 more. 40 bucks I paid that much for my used ones

wesintl
10-24-2011, 08:02 PM
I would buy the old style nato cans or the scepter. You can still find them. I would stay away from those new plastic spouts and nozzles. They are just waiting to leak..