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    Quote Originally Posted by budetta View Post
    Now you can mount pedal box to chassis
    If only! The chassis is right where I wanted the pedal box to be under the floor. I'll sort it somehow.

    Today was an exciting day, apart from getting the chassis back under the body I had a massive tidy up of garage and yard, and managed to fire up the MGB engine, as it hangs there on the crane!
    Just put in new points and condenser to get it going. No video, I thought I was filming it but when I checked after it hadnt recorded. Went to fire it up again, but battery needs charging. Maybe tomorrow then.
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    I cant believe it's over a week since I posted on here!
    I have been busy, honest guv.
    But you know how it is, sometimes you make great progress, other times you seem to slave away for ages with little to show for it.




    The tank keeps throwing up problems, more rust holes kept appearing, had to modify a fuel sender which then wouldn't clear stuff, took it apart, put it back together again about a million times. I'm finally getting there, pic above shows how I've added capacity which should just tuck into what was previously a void behind back seat. I ordered tank cleaner and sealer today.



    Struggled to fit the tank at first, so cut out this domed area (was for spare wheel) and put flat metal in. Every mm of clearance counts back there at the moment.



    Also got some foam this week and cut out for seat bases.

    Next week I should be dropping off the half shafts for shortening, once back axle is all back together I can mount body to chassis and then see about fitting front axle etc.
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    i've had a few rusty tanks ian. i've found (successfully) that after wire brushing that painting with a coat of fibreglass resin seals any small pin holes. that is after any bigger holes were first covered/sealed with tank putty stuff. the tank in ashleys mk3 zephyr was like a teabag after i wire brushed it but i used the above 'repair' (i'll use the term loosely) and nearly 20 years later it's still fuel tight.
    neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Hey Neil I appreciate the encouragement and positive vibes.
    There were times when I really wondered whether I was just wasting my effort, but its turned the corner now




    I was worried about blowing big holes with the welder, so started at lowest power, but this was not enough and simply left blobs of metal which hadnt stuck. so bravely I upped the power, in the end I was surprised how much I was able to use. With the cautious tack on tack method I'm sure it will leak, so yes, I'm gonna do the resin trick.
    Also I was concerned that welding on the tank would cause all the solder to run out of the original joints, but I gradually got closer and closer to the solder areas without trouble.
    Apart from painting the outside with resin, I will use tank sealer to prevent any leaks and stop any remaining particles of rust on the inside from blocking up the fuel system.

    As long as its fuel tight, happy days.
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    would probably been worth learning brazing to to this no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopperHarris View Post
    would probably been worth learning brazing to to this no?
    It never even occurred to me!

    There was one hole I couldn't weld up though...




    This brass piece was where the original fuel pipe emerged from the tank. I decided that I wouldn't spend too much money on this repair.....








    Bargain!
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    Thats gonna leak......................


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgy View Post
    Thanks for that link
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    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Thats gonna leak......................

    I can see why you came to that conclusion, but....







    Here it is today with water up to the brim, and dry as a bone everywhere.
    Will also use the Por15 tank sealer.



    I got a pair of 185 14's for a bargain price, they look big next to the front tyres.




    I dropped off my halfshafts this week, one didn't have enough meat on it to be re splined, but I've got another one on the way.
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