Lancia Beta Forum
October 14, 2019, 11:08:24 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beta Forum Key rings and car stickers now available here : www.lanciabetaforumshop.co.uk/
With all profits going to the forum, many thanks to Mark @ www.lanciabetaparts.co.uk
 
   Home   Help Contact Admin Search Calendar Gallery Articles Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Fuel Tank swap  (Read 2839 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Funkmiester
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 9


« on: June 18, 2015, 11:35:03 PM »

Hello !! I have an 1983 Coupe 2000 ie (on a carb!) I spent some time under it today looking at the horrors. It's typical Beta, I'm not fussed about the metal->weetabix reaction that is inherent in these cars, it's been off the road for 5 years with a leaky sunroof so I have no drivers floor, rear sills or jacking points. That's pretty much as expected. To be fair above floor level it's in remarkably good order. However, my fuel tank has a hole. Yes I know I can get it refurbed or do it myself with the Frost stuff or open it and weld it close (yes I understand the risks). However when parts have failed in the past I've replaced them with modern parts. EG my fan is half of a double fan from a espace, why? well it weighs about 1/4 of the weigh and is probably 10x more efficient and cost 5. So following that logic through I'd rather replace the fuel tank with a modern plastic one from a modern scrapper. It's easier for me to fabricate custom mounts than repair a rusty tank. No rust ever again. Does anyone have any thoughts, anyone tried it or have any recommendations on a suitable donor vehicle for a plastic tank. Does anyone have accurate measurements of the beta tank or do I have to take mine out? Before anyone gets upset about being a purist, this car will never be at pebble beach, it has been rescued twice in it's life already, it proudly wears it's spotty orange peel hammerite black paint (previous owner by the way) and anything I do to the car I'd rather only do once. Parts are getting scarce as are beta donors. A fit and forget tank makes sense. Thoughts o experience would be welcome.
Logged

83 2000 ie coupe,
78 2000 S2 coupe,
Audi S8, Merc R320
Former-1982 1600 Coupe, 74 124 Sport coupe, 77 128 3P, 84 Alfa Sprint coupe, 94 164 2.0, 01 166 3.0V6
Neil-yaj396
Legendary Member
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1451


1979 1300 Coupe 1983 2000ie Coupe


« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 07:05:31 AM »

Generally, plastic tanks sit further forward in a car so are a different shape (usually deeper). None come to mind that would sling in the Beta space?
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!