One of the two ears that attaches the gas tank to the Tecumseh engine of my Toro mower broke. The top photo shows the break, just to the left of the gas filler cap.
I'm looking for ideas on how to secure the tank to the mower. (A replacement costs about $18, plus $10 or so shipping.)
The length around the gas tank to the front just above the spark plug and back to the gas tank is about 42 inches. At first I used three loops of electrician's tape. It held okay, but it stretches so the tank is once again loose on one side. I was thinking of some kind of band, like Velcro, 3/4" wide, or some kind of ratcheting tiedown so I can secure the tank close to the body. Or maybe a hose clamp like used under auto hoods, but with a band 42 inches long. (Maybe a plumbing supply house has such an item.)
No need to worry about contact with hot surfaces.