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steamyrotter
19-03-14, 07:34 PM
Finally done something....

"ordered" my petrol tank today......

Well designed it and sent drawing to mate to manufacture :)
approx 65 - 70l so should be a reasonable compromise between stops and space in the boot...

cue Kev.......

Deck
19-03-14, 10:39 PM
Its chip by chip Dean! Sounds like you're working up some momentum?

If you're getting the tank made, get them to put on an extra flange where the sender is going to go. I;m afraid to take mine out and recalibrate it as the
threads are weak to say the least! just tapped the ally wall and its not really enough... goes from 0 to 2/3 full so not too bad.

Have you got any of those nasty bastard jobs that you've been avoiding? I had to cut out a section of the drivers footwell to clear the manifold and get access to plug 6 and 8! left it
for about 3 years once I decided it was inevitable. Upside down in the footwell with an angle grinder...yum...
Really glad I did it though. Can take the plate out in about 10 mins and left loads of space to work through.

cheers

slogger
19-03-14, 10:58 PM
Finally done something....

"ordered" my petrol tank today......

Well designed it and sent drawing to mate to manufacture :)
approx 65 - 70l so should be a reasonable compromise between stops and space in the boot...

cue Kev.......


Fuel tank?????

With all the electronics fitted to that thing I would have thought you would have been using Dilithium Crystals!!..............

Chimeara
19-03-14, 11:19 PM
I thought it would have a flux capacitor.

steamyrotter
20-03-14, 02:19 PM
Sounds like Flux......lol

Dilithium Chrystals are too modern and straight forward me thinks....
Have to add some "normality" in to it somewhere.. maybe.... :p


Deck..
I have added a "strengthener" plate to be tacked inside to bring thickness to 5mm around the sender. Then can tap away to my hearts content..
Gettig it done in stainless so will be a right royal pain...

All jobs are on the nasty side...

Got the front wing to modify so the wheel fits..
Windscreen to source and attempt to fit..
Doors to modify as they don't line up very well..
Bonnet & boot to fit..
Dashboard (Which i am looking forward to actually)
Interior & seats (inc figuring out how to do the head rests....)
Finish off the wiring (Fit lights etc..)
Remove engine again and rebuild as it has been sat too long....(Hopefully will just be able to flush with oil and turn a few times by hand then fire up, but for ever the optimist!)
Suspension mods to complete.
Prob have a re-bash at the exhausts as think the headers are going to be too restrictive..

I have already modded the engine bay prior to fitting the body so can get to everything, No 8 cylinder exhaust manifold bolts are a right pain, but doable..

And that is just the list i can think of.
Then there is all the IVA stuff to check and re-do...

steamyrotter
29-05-14, 12:27 AM
Well I now have a nice shiney Stainless Steel fuel tank.

Poss overspecced on the material as it is a tad heavier than the steel one i obtained with the chassis...
However for the price I am not complaining.
Lets face it a little weight over the rear axle is not going to cause too much concern...

Just one minor issue to look into though...
I designed it to fit in the hole prior to having the filler spout fitted....
May have to modify it a little to get it in but that's is for another day me thinks......

All i need to do now is get the fuel level sender to fit.

slogger
29-05-14, 12:30 AM
Well I now have a nice shiney Stainless Steel fuel tank.

Poss overspecced on the material as it is a tad heavier than the steel one i obtained with the chassis...
However for the price I am not complaining.
Lets face it a little weight over the rear axle is not going to cause too much concern...

Just one minor issue to look into though...
I designed it to fit in the hole prior to having the filler spout fitted....
May have to modify it a little to get it in but that's is for another day me thinks......

All i need to do now is get the fuel level sender to fit.

Well done Dean. Finished by the end of the year then!;):D

steamyrotter
29-05-14, 12:40 AM
Yeah right......

lol


:)

steamyrotter
09-07-14, 12:12 AM
Last weekend was a minor success.
Got my suspension system pretty much sorted and tested.
Just awaiting one more component prior to full insitu testing
A bit of fettling required and that should be sorted :)

Had my steering boss shortened as it was a tad long and uncomfortable when sat at an appropriate position.
My mate machined a new boss and attached it to the old boss splined part.
Works a treat and is much more pleasant position.
Only needed 1 1/2" taking off it but it is surprising how much difference that makes.

I have some concerns about the seat position though..
Have it on adjustable runners, but it seems to be up a little too high for my liking, and may impact with the harness points.
Need to review the IVA manual and dog out the test dimensions to check.
Bit academic as the seats are just the shells at the mo.....


Now got all the gubbins for the fuel system bar the breather....
Think I'll do the DAX trick with a bolt and a hole drilled through it....

Have obtained an Aero filler (lockable but will need a restraint lanyard me thinks as the key comes out when unlocked)
Think I am correct in that don't need an unleaded restrictor plate (?)

Looks like this weeks job is to fit all the ancillaries to the tank (Level sender after i have tested it and some isolation valves) then (try to) fit it in the 'ole. Will need some major mods to get it in, but nothing that cannot be overcome....
Then plumb it in to the swirl pot.

Might even put some petrol in it and try it out??!???


Purchased some new glass mat and resin so am ready to try fitting the doors, bonnet & boot. I Know the passenger door is ready for some serious remodelling, and am assuming the drivers side will be the same.
Bonnet looks like it is OK.
As for boot, not tried it yet.
Still unsure which hinge arrangement to go for?? External or internal?
Can't be any worse than the "hinges" that came with it!!


It feels like things are happening, but know I have a rather long way to go yet..

steamyrotter
02-08-14, 09:32 PM
Well suspension sorted..( See other post)

Trial fit of fuel tank took place but needs a bit of fettling to get it in. The filler pipe is too long so will need chopping back a bit.
Also got it made to fit the hole, but didn't take into account the rear mounting tabs and filler height... D'oh...

However can get them under the boot lip by prying the lip up a bit so all should be OK.
Just hope the fuel sender never fails as that will never be able to be removed due to lack of space!!!
But on that score I need to modify that now as the hole in the tank is just a tad too large for the sender blank plate.
Will need to weld up the mounting holes and drill some more me thinks!!!

Then to top it off the filler hose will not fit, and there is no way to get it to fit, so will have to order some 57mm pipe to suit..
(Unless someone has approx 6" floating around anywhere???)

ho hum, but progress none the less.

langbond 15
02-08-14, 10:14 PM
Dean I may have some I will check tomorrow , steve

steamyrotter
02-08-14, 10:16 PM
Hi Steve

That would be great if you have..(Obviously will re-emburse you)
Been looking on all usual sites and the choice is limited somewhat!!!!

Cheers
Dean

langbond 15
04-08-14, 10:17 AM
Hi dean found it measuring 57 od 54 I'd 1200 long any good to you ? Steve

steamyrotter
04-08-14, 04:22 PM
Hi Steve
Will have to measure my filer neck first
That might do it??

Cheers

steamyrotter
04-09-14, 09:28 PM
Well here are a few piccies of the offending item!!
It is internally baffled.
I have 2 outlets as i have 2 feeds to the swirl pot under the boot floor.
"should" avoid fuel not getting down there!!

The 2 silvery things with the copper pipe is my attempt at a breather..
2 pressure relief valves set at 1-2psi and in opposition to each other.
Should stop vapours, but allow expansion & contraction......