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Old Yesterday, 15:51
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Hi all,

Just a quick update. I was waiting for nearly 4 weeks to receive the flexi brake hoses which were on back order at Rimmers. They have now arrived and I have installed them together with new cupronickel brake pipes.

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In the meantime I have done a few jobs. The chassis paint I used previously was not the best one in my opinion, so I have repainted the chassis and the frame with Hammerite.
I know that I won't drive this car much in the rain, but now I have good access, I have wax-oiled the cavities and exposed bits of the chassis before the floor panels are glued and fixed to the chassis.

I have also bought a new 1/4" cupronickel petrol pipe to replace the old one, which is the next job.
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Old Yesterday, 16:09
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Also, I need a bit of advice from you guys please.

I am toying with the idea to install the petrol tank behind the seats, instead of behind the rear axle where it is meant to go now.

The reasons for it are:

1 - I assume that placing the tank in front of the rear axle (between the axles) the weight distribution would be better?

2 - I'm not sure if this is very important - as the petrol tank does not have any baffles inside, the petrol movement inside tank while driving would be less drastic at this position?

3 - Access and maintenance in the future would be better.

4 - I do not have enough space to put the spare wheel in the compartment behind the seats. In that case, I could maybe make a little boot and a compartment in there for the spare wheel.

That's it for now.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this.

Cheers, D.
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I wouldn't worry too much about the weight distribution, it's going to be pretty front heavy no matter where you put your tank!

From a safety perspective, behind the seats would put the tank closer to the occupants, which is a bit disconcerting, but it would then be further away from the risk of intrusion damage in a rear-end shunt which is a good thing.

Your choice, really
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Thank you Mister Towed, much appreciated.
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