Pickup restoration part three

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon May 09, 2011 5:41 pm

This looks wrong, then again Ive not seen inside a fuel tank and seen if there's a downward scooping pipe to allow fuel at the bottom of the tank to enter the brass/copper line.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon May 09, 2011 5:47 pm

Ive been sent two of these black exhaust brackets, but with no tightening bolts, can anyone advise[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon May 09, 2011 6:07 pm

aha, the inside view of the petrol tank shows the end of the fuel takeup. that is why the brass fuel line goes in at the top of the tank and not the bottom, if the line gets broken, only fuel in the line leaks out, instead of draining the whole tank onto the road.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon May 09, 2011 6:11 pm

still need help to fathom these pieces, why are there only holes on one side of the short piece, if that goes against the rear chassis cross piece, how do you bolt on the tank. and why is the long piece so long.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby chrisryder » Mon May 09, 2011 6:26 pm

you will want a gasket for that sender. whether you make one or buy one. and use a proper sealant like blue hylomar, definately not just grease... as fuel denatures grease :oops:

orientation-wise, i'm not sure about LCVs, but in my saloon i normally fit it with the float arm pointing towards the nearside.

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon May 09, 2011 6:46 pm

float arm toward the nearside, or the passenger side for our international Friends, thanks Chris. I guess with the short piece bolted on to the rear of the chassis, I can drill my own location holes. The old original front piece has holes that line up with the one's in the tank flange leading edge, old piece your hired, new piece, now what is Lord Alan Sugar's catchphrase...
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby chrisryder » Mon May 09, 2011 6:50 pm

davidmiles wrote:the nearside, or the passenger side for our international Friends
LEFT HAND SIDE, for out international friends! and even then, that's left when you're sat in the drivers seat.

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon May 09, 2011 7:02 pm

yep, complex aint it, its a worldwide car and we drive on the side of the road that lets you get your sword cleanly out of it's sheath on horesback to attack those pesky Romans. anyway thanks for the tip on the sealant, I wonder if Halfords sell that?
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby chrisryder » Mon May 09, 2011 7:13 pm

i presume so. just read the label to make sure it says 'fuel resistant' or something along those lines.

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby MarkyB » Mon May 09, 2011 7:13 pm

the nearside, or the passenger side for our international Friends
LEFT HAND SIDE
I think what they are saying is drivers side on a LHD car.

I was going to suggest pointing to the back of the tank, but my memory has failed and I'm uncertain now.

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Tue May 10, 2011 2:17 pm

this gummy gudge is oil and petrol proof, my homemade gasket has a smear on both sides. Halfords only did an oil proof gasket sealant, I had to go to my local autofactors for this fuel proof one.
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Tue May 10, 2011 2:21 pm

the fuel tank in its final position. Note the offset of the pipe from the tank, and the filler pipe coming down, I need an S bend in there somehow. The ferrule on the right is wrong for this pickup, it must be one for a saloon, it came with the boxs of bits with the basket case.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Tue May 10, 2011 2:25 pm

the filler pipe connecting piece is too short by a couple of inches, every time I tighten up the jubilee clip, the rubber pipe slips off the metal filler pipe. The fuel proof sealant works great, except when parts don't go together, then it's a sticky mess that gets all over your hands and anything you touch.
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby d_harris » Tue May 10, 2011 3:06 pm

Just to check, is that definately an LCV tank? They are different to the saloons


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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby janstolp » Tue May 10, 2011 3:42 pm

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1952 ... 012ta3.jpg
A bit late perhaps but this link gives you an inside vieuw of the tank.

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Wed May 11, 2011 12:22 am

thanks Jan, very useful, I was considering using one of ESM's traveller petrol tubes, they look longer and flexible enough to cope with my odd fuel tank, I think its a converted saloon one, Wibble puppy kindly gave it to me when she was having a garage clearout.
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby les » Wed May 11, 2011 9:57 pm

If it has been converted it's converted wrong! Possible conversation in the workshop.---- 'We've got this saloon tank to convert Fred, where do you think the filler should go? What's that Harry?---Oh stick it about there, we don't want to get into this measuring lark'

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby Matt » Wed May 11, 2011 10:15 pm

I have a good exhaust in a shed near Burgess Hill David...
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Thu May 12, 2011 1:26 pm

Thanks for that Matt.Ive already ordered one from ESM, brand spanking new and under fifty quid, can't moan at that. My non standard spec petrol tank has got a non standard position and connection. The traveller hose fitted perfectly.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Thu May 12, 2011 1:29 pm

the blue petrol proof sealant, though sticky and messy to work with, went in fine. only time will tell if it does it's job right. squeezed between the metal pipes and rubber hose with a jubilee clip and this one in the picture, not a lot taken for granted there.[frame]Image[/frame]
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