Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby jagnut66 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:01 pm

Just make sure you still have a good metal to metal contact from tank to body shell so that the gauge still works.... :wink:
Thanks Berni.
I could always run an earth wire if needs must.
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Mike.
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby geoberni » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:22 pm

jagnut66 wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:01 pm
Just make sure you still have a good metal to metal contact from tank to body shell so that the gauge still works.... :wink:
Thanks Berni.
I could always run an earth wire if needs must.
Best wishes,
Mike.
So long as you ensure at least 1 bolt has a clean 'thread to thread' contact and bare metal under the bolt head to the body, you should be fine.
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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby Propshaft » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:01 am

Hi jagnut. I use glazing mastic which comes in a roll it's about 3/4," wide and 1/8 " thick good for bedding the gearbox cover as well available from any glass merchants

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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby jagnut66 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:58 am

I use glazing mastic which comes in a roll it's about 3/4," wide and 1/8 " thick good for bedding the gearbox cover as well available from any glass merchants
That is interesting and Byron Glass is very near me.
Probably less messy than a tube of mastic too.
I shall enquire.
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Mike.
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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:02 pm

Hi,
As an update, the original petrol tank is now out.
I am pleased to say it came out really easily, I simply gave the screws a soak in Plusgas first and had no issues as a result.
The aperture in which it sits is sound and solid, so no welded repairs are needed to the boot floor! :D :D
It even still had the old gasket attached and paint underneath. :D
I'm just hoping now that I can maneuver the replacement (larger capacity) tank in as easily as I managed to get the old smaller one out..........

As an aside, apart from being small, the original petrol tank is in good order.
There was even very little crud in the bottom of it when I drained the fuel out prior to removal.
So it will go on my 'Free to whoever needs it' pile of spares at the national.
I shall label it up as an original early series 2 tank of 5.5 litre capacity, I believe that is correct but feel free to correct me.
(Fingers crossed we're allowed to have a national this year......)
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Mike.
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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby Sleeper » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:20 pm

Mike

5.5Litre?

John ;-)

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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:35 am

Mike

5.5Litre?

John ;-)
Sorry, I meant 5.5 gallons, as the original 803 engined series 2 petrol tank capacity.

You're right John, 5.5 litres wouldn't get you very far at all, even with an asthmatic 803 fittedl! :wink: :lol:
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Mike.
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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:55 am

Hi,
I'm not sure that Byron Glass is currently open for business, so I have bought this online:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HIGH-PERFORM ... 2749.l2649
It looks like it will do the job and is even grey in colour, so will match the car.
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby MorrisJohn » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:52 pm

Mike, how did you get on with this mastic tape? I’m ready to carry out a petrol tank replacement too. Just got the fuel pipe to disconnect now and it’s good to come out.

I was pondering the same sealant question. Must admit, never have metal to metal contact a thought...glad someone highlighted that.

John
jagnut66 wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:55 am
Hi,
I'm not sure that Byron Glass is currently open for business, so I have bought this online:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HIGH-PERFORM ... 2749.l2649
It looks like it will do the job and is even grey in colour, so will match the car.
Best wishes,
Mike.
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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:23 pm

Hi John,
I've refurbished the boot now and it is ready for the new tank but I won't be refitting it just yet.
However the roll of mastic has arrived and it looks like it will do the job well, when the time comes to refit the tank.
Best wishes,
Mike.
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Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Postby MorrisJohn » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:27 pm

Sounds good. Hope it goes well when the time comes. Let us know how you get on with it.

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