I think I’d mentioned briefly in an earlier post that the fuel tank was weeping in a couple of locations along the seam welds.
I had misdiagnosed the smell of petrol in the cab being down to the tank. It was in-fact the main jet holder being loose on the carburettor. But the tank does have a leak… It’s not a bad leak by any means, but it will become a bad leak eventually.
It’s not the original tank (I’m pretty sure of that) and more than likely an inexpensive replacement.
From the condition and cleanliness of the tank compared the rest of the vehicle when I stripped it down, this tank was fitted relatively recently… it didn’t last that long then!
I’ve opted for an Allisports aluminium tank. It wasn’t cheap but it will never corrode and unless I manage to put a hole in it, it will never have to be replaced. The customer service at Allisports is also second to none.
Lets get on with changing it…
Nothing is an exact science…
I’m pretty sure the chassis outrigger which the tank hangs off is slightly in the wrong position on the new chassis. I had a problem refitting the old tank during the build whereby the filler tube was fowling the back of the seat box. This time I have the same issue with the breather tube.
I offered the tank up and marked where I had to slot the hole.