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Post by HarrisonL » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:17 pm

Had a bit of luck with the Ali pipes bending them round some steel tube. Handbrake is finished bar clipping the cables up and it is strong as hell can't move the wheels even with a 2 foot breaker bar on them. Job done. Photos on photo bucket. The pics are in mobile uploads. :)

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Post by HarrisonL » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:40 pm

Hi all

My 12mm pipe beder arrived today so I have bent one side of the handbrake outer tubes and I must say what a cracking little tool. I need to get more Ali pipe now to finish the other side then Harrison can put the cables in and set up the handbrake again for the final time. I will post a couple of pics of the new handbrake pipes when we are finished. There are some pics of the handbrake installation with the hand bent pipes in the post above but they will now be replaced with proper shaped ones shortly.

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Post by HarrisonL » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:12 pm

Hi all

Just blagged yet another bargain on ebay only a pair of exhaust cans off a suzuki hyabusa 1300 for 20 quid inc delivery. So that will be our next project a high gas flow exhaust, should be pretty loud. Just looking for a petrol filler hose as ours is fubarred when we took out the tank. Is it about a 45 degree angle as I found a silicon hose on ebay for £13 as I have been looking and its not cheap so this strikes me as a bit of a bargain. It is 45 degrees and each leg is 150mm so can be cut to size. Have a look and see what you think.



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Post by HarrisonL » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:57 pm

Our exhaust cans came today, oh yes this is going to be one mean exhaust. We will make the exhaust inc flanges from scratch. I have done one once before on my eagle jeep. We will have a full exhaust to fit a pinto going begging soon, it is stainless from the end of the down pipe all the way back made by longlife and its in good nick it will be going very cheap like £25 cheap as I think that is a realistic price.

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Post by HarrisonL » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:35 pm

Hello again

I went to see the nice chap who is fabbing up our petrol tank on Thursday as he rang me to go see him, anyway the tank is almost done he just needed to know where to put the return and breather pipes. He has put a baffle in the tank also as the original does not seem to have one. He is going to cut a squre hole in the top of the tank a littler larger than the sender unit the he is going to give me some plate to cut the correct hole for the sender unit then I will give him it back to weld on top of the tank. That should be fun. For the filler neck I went to see my mate in the exhaust and tyre garage and he gave me a length of exhaust pipe which is exactly 45mm outer diameter, same as the one on the wasted tank. We hope to get the tank back on Monday so will post a couple of pics then before we paint and seal it then a couple after. Does anyone know where to get a new tank sender sealing ring from?? ours has cracks in it so I am doubtful it will seal properly now it is out. I read some where that the Austin allegro is the same but we are struggling to find one. The sender unit is ok and works fine just needs a bit of a clean up. 8-)

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Post by JamesF » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:15 pm

I would have thought your best bet was to consider a Smiths, TIM or similar quality gauge which come with a matching sender (this will mean a separate dash mounting... this is what I am considering). I assume you are going to use the original sender which is fine... but are they still available should yours go u/s... is it Ford specific? (I believe the tank I have fitted has a Lucas sender and so I am hoping a TIM gauge will match with the sender). Usually separate gauges come with the sealing ring... 'fixing kit' is the term they use. Then he can just cut the hole and no welding is required. I would choose some 45mm pipe with a 1.5 or 2mm wall thickness as exhaust pipe is <1mm and also cheap nasty metal. I would avoid a long nozzle as it seems this is where they 'go'... and use some flexible rubber thin walled filler pipe like I did. The nozzle could be 25-30mm long and the breather could be that side as well. The breather is only in it's current location because it's an Escort estate one. It is a pain to put on when it's a short length which is what I had to do as I had to incorporate an adapter. The flexible filler tube will also allow you some flexibility when lining up for fitting.



As for the baffle... you are right, just checked my original one and there isn't a baffle. Unusual as it should stop the fuel sloshing about and building up pressure (I have read but with a breather pipe unlikely). The original tank gets it's strength from its shape but a baffle is normally there to keep the weight down and provide strength. I didn't think the tank was that good compared with others.



Give us a pic when you get it back. I'll be doing a proper one when I do the other Rickman. I was thinking of just a box, with simple baffles to provide strength and using angle iron front and rear to provide the mounting. I was thinking of a flat top to put the angle iron onto (forgetting the flange) but making it sit a bit deeper which is fine as there is the space.

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Post by JamesF » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:19 pm

What material is he using? I was looking at this spare tank I have got and the material is quite thin but the inside is coated with something to avoid corrosion and the outside a thin galv. It is a mild steel of some kind... but having worked in the material field there are a 1001 types of mild steel. Stainless and Aluminium are ok but Al is a pig to weld.

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Post by HarrisonL » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:03 pm

Hi mate

he is using mild steel plate not sure how thick as not had a good look at it yet but it does look thicker than the original tank. We will the get a proper tank sealing kit for about £35 to seal and protect the inside, plenty of kits out there. I must say he is a fantastic welder as that is his job and what I have seen so far the tank looks really good. He has welded a strip of 30mm wide steel all the way round the tank and drilled the holes ready to hang it back in the car. We will probably have to redo the hangers on the car to match the tank or I do have another idea but a pic will explain better. basically it is the same width, height and length as the old tank and is basically an oblong box. We put the filler neck the same length as the original to allow us the either fit it as it was or mod it by shortening it to give us that option. I thought it would be ready today as he all he had to do was weld the top on. As for the fuel sender, I have tested it through its range and it works perfectly so we would like to use it as we don't want a seperate gauge for now. time will tell with that though. we are trying to keep the dash as original as possible. but we will be putting new seats, carpets and headlining in so not quite original there.

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Jeff 8-)

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Post by JamesF » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:36 pm

7E5559514772340 wrote: What material is he using? I was looking at this spare tank I have got and the material is quite thin but the inside is coated with something to avoid corrosion and the outside a thin galv. It is a mild steel of some kind... but having worked in the material field there are a 1001 types of mild steel. Stainless and Aluminium are ok but Al is a pig to weld.
I should correct myself - is with a MIG but easy with TIG.

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