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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by philhoward » Mon May 04, 2015 7:35 pm

Personally I'm wary about tank sealers although POR is probably one of the best ones. I'd go for JB Weld or Araldite (not the Rapid type though - it's not petrol resistant from experience).


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by scimjim » Mon May 04, 2015 7:55 pm

Some of it is questionable with the ethanol too - POR reckon theirs is oaky IIRC.


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 04, 2015 8:14 pm

just a thought: what about using marine spec plastic tanks in place-or (PhillHoward?) used a ford focus- i am sure with ingenuity with sender and filler could be adapted?



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Tue May 05, 2015 1:28 pm

well i just spoke to the tank guy- he is insistent that he pressure tested it, he said just drop it off -- i will be purchasing a SS in due course but still want mine repaired - principal i guess!!



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 18, 2015 7:58 am

morning all

i have now dropped my fuel tank and radiator to the same 'tank' expert - i know, i know...but better the devil you know!!!!- he is a nice enough chap....
I'll take some after pictures- if another boo boo is made!!



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon May 18, 2015 6:22 pm

good news: the rad was cleaned, tested and given a clean bill of health--cost £10--- excellent!!

bad news: the chap phoned me and stated "the fuel tank is leaking from three different places" - including the first repair that he missed and asked me if i did it!!!!!

WT....

going to see him on thursday...for the final time ( four times so far 15 mile round trip!!)



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by AJL Electronics » Mon May 18, 2015 6:43 pm

Well my man says that his sample tank could be finished at the end of the week. Once I have it and checked it for fit, I will take some photos and start taking orders.

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I am hoping to have your sample tank complete this week for you.

In regards to the price I've made many tanks this kind of size in the past so labour wise I know they are quite time consuming and involve quite a lot of materials, alloy sheet, argon gas and alloy tig welding wire.

Your equivalent stainless tank off the shelf will weigh twice as much and I am guessing does not come with the recess for the fuel pump to sit on , that part alone makes the tank a little more time consuming to make.

Materials are 1050A 2mm aluminium sheet

I do of course welcome any like for like quotes off of any other company for the same work , but I do believe my price will be hard to beat by any decent fabricator in the uk.


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Thu May 21, 2015 2:12 pm

met with my 'tank' guy- he has repaired the original.. missed leak point and then stated....probably better of getting a new tank!!.....oh how i laughed! £70 and five trips...so will use por tank sealer until i can purchase a new tank.

its a nice day



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by AJL Electronics » Thu May 21, 2015 2:25 pm

;-)


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:00 pm

:) I finally have heat in the car!!! very nice it is too...no fuel tank in the car yet though (nudge, nudge Andy..) :( :( was quite happy that no leaks were present after i had connected the heater pipes....lower - water pump and upper to the rear manifold inlet...



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:13 pm

I will shout at him tomorrow AGAIN!


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:06 pm

Finally ....I have a leak free tank ( well no leak at £10 fill) ....yeah,!!!!, I primed the fuel bowl, on the first attempt it turned over but did not fire..stopped turning...gave it a few pumps ..try again..no starter noise..I heard a faint click ( relay I assume) but no starter..oh my sainted short trousers!!!! Will diagnose tomorrow.



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:51 pm

I have now paid a week ago for the new tank and still no show!


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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:42 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:I have now paid a week ago for the new tank and still no show!
oh dear.. I hope your quest does not end....did you get\request a quote for a 'like for like' SE 6a tank? without the corner cut out



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Re: Manny's 78 GTE

Post by manny » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:59 pm

got it started!!..the starter relay brown\red ( looked black to me?) wire - had come loose at the starter positive post- a 10 minute fix and all was well....still no leaks :D :D

next the driver seat\rails will be removed and refurbed and the passenger seat\rails re-installed



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