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« Reply #60 on: March 29, 2022, 09:59:39 PM »

That's good to hear Peter.

It'll be interesting to compare the end product.

Cheers, Nigel
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« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2022, 11:04:12 PM »

Hi

I am hopefully going to collect the tank on Monday, so a report back on how it has gone should be soon after. I still have the HPE, so a trial fit will be part of the testing.

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« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2022, 03:23:14 PM »

Hi

I collected and paid for the tank today. The finish on it looks really good. One thing I was not expecting but on reflection is a good idea I think, is that all the pipe fittings are screw in which gives you a bit more flexibility with the takeoff direction if needed. I do not have any photos of the swirl pot at present, not sure if they took any during the build

It will be interesting to see how it looks when offered up to the HPE

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« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2022, 06:34:34 PM »

Hi Peter,
That looks very nice, and great value at that price you mentioned.

Not visible in your photos is the angled clearance section at the front to allow
access to the rear inner tie rod bolts/nuts.
When you do the test fit, I suggest you bolt in the rear 'axle' cross member, and its
protection frame, if yours has one.

Those screw-in unions do give options, and make life easy if you're not
going to use one, a blanking plug is an simple fit.

I see he found the capacity 45 litres. Surprising as I'd have thought
it would be greater than the factory 52.

Regards, Nigel
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« Reply #64 on: May 30, 2022, 08:06:53 PM »

Hi Nigel

I had not seen the capacity on the label. I did discuss capacity and had said that it was not a big issue if it was less than the normal tank as doing long journeys is likely to be a rarity.

I did check the internal fittings and it looks like a copy of what you have in yours.

We will see on test fit how access is, but looks to be a fair copy of the profile and hoping the rear view is acceptable.

Final price was 642 inc vat which I thought was quite acceptable.

More on this over the next week.

Peter
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