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  1. #191
    Based on the second photo gives you some space to put other "stuff" on top of the front of the tank under the rear deck, which may come in handy

  2. #192
    Ah, good call Brett. I was just picturing mounting ears/tabs and not even reading the strap part.

  3. #193
    I would go for straps with rubber strips, that Subaru tank looks just right for your job.
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    Where's my mate Brett gone? Missing you Brett.
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    Hi Peter

    I check the site a couple of times a day

    Still working on the car, just haven't had any motivation to post.

    Been working on the tank. Got it installed. Once I get the connections finished I'll line the inside with a sealer.
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    I took a Subaru tank and modified it to fit, that way I retain all the fuel system sensors. The after market one I bought didn't work out as planned.

    It worked out for the best, the Subaru tank sits lower than the stock VW tank lowering the mass closer to the ground.

    Just need to Finish the filler and vent connections
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    Used the Subaru back splash fitting
    Flaps move freely so it has to be mounted horizontally to work properly.
    Picture of it open
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    Picture of it closed
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    Power brakes and hydraulic clutch

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    Because of the locations of the master brake and clutch cylinder this is the only spot that was higher than the master cylinders
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    Started the install of the rack and pinion steering

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    OK now you know where I'm at on the build.

  7. #197
    That's quite a lot so great progress. Are you doing as I did, put the rack where it needs to be and then sort out the mounting or have you already done it?
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    Nice update, loving the box-section steel.
    Interesting to see how the rear-end hangs together.

  9. #199
    Wow.... A few observations / questions then.

    1) So the tank is effectively sandwiched in cradle then so no need for mounting tabs that could fatigue.
    2) What is the steering rack from? You've ditched the idea of power steering and this is a manual rack?
    3) I love the idea of servo assisted brakes, will have to think about if I can fit a remote servo for my set-up


    Keep up the great work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    That's quite a lot so great progress. Are you doing as I did, put the rack where it needs to be and then sort out the mounting or have you already done it?
    Location was determine after experimenting with several different sets of equal length tie rods and getting the best angle to the steering arms to get the best steering geometry possible for the install.

    Rack and pinion is at the install location but I'm waiting on material that is on ordered to finish the install.

    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    Wow.... A few observations / questions then.

    1) So the tank is effectively sandwiched in cradle then so no need for mounting tabs that could fatigue.
    2) What is the steering rack from? You've ditched the idea of power steering and this is a manual rack?
    3) I love the idea of servo assisted brakes, will have to think about if I can fit a remote servo for my set-up


    Keep up the great work
    1) Yes I decided this would be the best way to go for mounting the tank. In the front I used the flange thats created where the two halves of the tank come together as a place to use 2 bolts and a mount (that runs the length of the tank) to hold the front in place

    2) Steering rack is out of a Geo metro and so is the servo for the assisted brake. I still have power assist steering. Its in the steering column(electric).

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