Fuel tank straps

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Rdav1s
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Fuel tank straps

Post by Rdav1s »

Hi all,

A forced restoration begins!!!

So, Aidan (many thanks) has sorted out the transaxle and front diff. Easy..ish job now, just refit and enjoy. Problem is the fuel tank strap ( on the fuel outlet side) has fallen foul to rust, to the point it has departed the chassis and the damn bolt on the front has sheered. So obviously that’s gonna stop me fitting the transaxle until it’s sorted.
The plan is to use the stainless straps from Brickwerks.
Questions are, what are these straps like to fit and the real big question is, should I drop the tank to investigate any rust issues that’s hiding? When trying to release the forward bolt, a fair amount of debris came out from behind the tank.

Many thanks for any guidance.

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Re: Fuel tank straps

Post by silverbullet »

If you've got the transaxle out, drop the tank and renew the breather and fuel hoses. You'd be mad not to do it.
Worst bit is the fuel filler neck pipe running along the top of the chassis.

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Re: Fuel tank straps

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Straps are pretty easy to fit, but pulling the tank makes the engine bay side ones much easier to replace , as above pull the tank and replace all dodgy breathers

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Re: Fuel tank straps

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That was mine underneath the tank and the breather pipes had broken

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