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  1. #1 Help needed to identify the fuel tank in my roadster 
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    Hi

    I am trying to identify the fuel tank currently in my Marina based Roadster. I believe it should be a Mk1/2 escort estate, but looking at pictures on line and in the build manual it doesn’t look the same.

    hopefully someone can identify it.

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  2. #2 Re: Help needed to identify the fuel tank in my roadster 
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    That looks like a custom tank to me
    Mk2 SWB Marina Roadster with a 2.0L Pinto built in 1986
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  3. #3 Re: Help needed to identify the fuel tank in my roadster 
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    That’s what I was thinking, similar to the one I had made for PKK.
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    Custom tank, not a Ford standard.
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  5. #5 Re: Help needed to identify the fuel tank in my roadster 
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    Thanks guys or should I say tanks, I thought it looked special, I guess I will need to get another made. Anyone know a good supplier, I don’t want an aluminium one as I trial so it need to be steel. I’m in Gloucestershire so anywhere near would be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siliconman View Post
    Thanks guys or should I say tanks, I thought it looked special, I guess I will need to get another made. Anyone know a good supplier, I don’t want an aluminium one as I trial so it need to be steel. I’m in Gloucestershire so anywhere near would be good.
    Is there something wrong with the tank? Can it not be repaired?
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  7. #7 Re: Help needed to identify the fuel tank in my roadster 
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    It’s got some rust on the hangers but the main problem is a big dent in the bottom, which may be possible to correct through the gauge hole. I would also like a gauge that works fitted
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    Now you want the fuel gauges thread. I cut the sender out of a Marina sender and silver soldered it to the ford pipe. Bending the float wire to suit. It reads right FSD empty to full.
    Last edited by HairyDave; 07-05-2021 at 09:56 AM.
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  9. #9 Re: Help needed to identify the fuel tank in my roadster 
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    P M sent...look top right under "Notifications"

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  10. #10 Re: Help needed to identify the fuel tank in my roadster 
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    Quote Originally Posted by siliconman View Post
    Thanks guys or should I say tanks, I thought it looked special, I guess I will need to get another made. Anyone know a good supplier, I don’t want an aluminium one as I trial so it need to be steel. I’m in Gloucestershire so anywhere near would be good.
    I have had a couple of tanks repaired over the years by Cropper & Jones 0151 356 0159 may not be ideal for you as they are in Ellesmere Port
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