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Thread: Berlinetta fuel tank

  1. #11 Re: Berlinetta fuel tank 
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    If the Ford Escort estate/ van mk 2 petrol tank was fitted as the build manual described then it was fitted from under the car and after removal of fixing nuts and bolts can be dropped and removed from underneath. This tank has a flange all the way around it and this is bolted to the two cross angles. I have no knowledge of fitting the tank you mention. However you know the saying, if it fits the hole!! You may have to consider a different mounting method, perhaps hang it in on metal/ stainless straps.
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    There are photos of a Spridget tank fitted in a Roadster in this thread: https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...this-fuel-tank
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    Hi Scott, thanks for the reply. have you got any tips for ordering and specing a tank seeing as you ve been there and done it? how long has yours been fitted, have you had any problems. what fuel sender did you use. i have the ford sender and would like keep the same gauges so wondered if the tank manufacturer would replicate the ford fitment. many thanks for any advice peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by kronos1664 View Post
    Hi Scott, thanks for the reply. have you got any tips for ordering and specing a tank seeing as you ve been there and done it? how long has yours been fitted, have you had any problems. what fuel sender did you use. i have the ford sender and would like keep the same gauges so wondered if the tank manufacturer would replicate the ford fitment. many thanks for any advice peter
    Hi Peter, as I mentioned in a previous post I had a tank made by OBP, and I was pleased with their prompt service and the finished tank. I also previously mentioned the debate about Biofuel and it's affect on aluminium, which I personally think is a small risk, but I just checked the OBP website and I see that they also work with stainless steel, so if you are worried then perhaps they could make a tank from that material.

    I also mentioned that I started a thread on fuel tanks but there is a bit more detail in my build diary "Berlinetta build and restoration" which can be found in the build diary section of this forum, the fuel tank stuff starts on page ten of said diary.

    Things to consider when designing a tank:
    How will it be mounted? Consider ease of removal in the future.

    Position of filler, breather, fuel outlet and their diameter. Should they be push on or tapped with a thread - probably push on for road use? Your car is probably a carburettor rather than fuel injection, but I would suggest having a fuel return fitted to make future fitting of an injection engine easier, you can blank it off for use with your engine.

    As for the fuel sender, I would specify a hole of an appropriate diameter that you can drill mounting holes in to mount your sender. Your sender probably has a lock ring fitment, so what about cutting that section (taking appropriate fire risk precautions) from your old tank and bolting it to the new tank? Think about access to the sender in the future. Again my build diary shows how I mounted my sender.

    Another thing to consider is do you want a sump in the tank at the fuel outlet to prevent starvation when the fuel level is low. I didn't bother, instead I have a swirl pot which supplies the injection pump to deal with momentary interruption of the supply.

    Hope that helps.
    P.S. I note that the OBP website is not as comprehensive as I remember it to be, perhaps due to corona virus working practices?
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    many thanks scott most helpful
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