I have found suitable rope hooks for the 1954 Morris Minor pick-up's tail gate and have fitted the new petrol tank. At long last as you might remember I ordered a new van/pick-up tank but received a saloon one, this was replaced promptly by a van/pick-up one (it's the filler neck that is different between saloons and commercials). The new tank looked alright but when fully un-packed it was found it had been made incorrectly.
I have now fitted the new replacement tank and new sender unit. Slight faults were found on fitting this tank, the outlet union thread were slightly "mashed up" and it was hard to get the threaded petrol pipe union to "start".
Also one of the threads on the sender mounting ring was stripped. The final slight problem was the breather pipe from the top of the tank to the filler pipe, this copper pipe was in place but the soldering around the pipe ends was poor and hardly held the pipe in. Also if the tank was very full I'm sure it would start to leak as the petrol sloshed about.
Anyway the tank is now in and wired up. I hope to continue with the door repairs at the weekend.
|New rope retainers fitted, not that they will ever be used but it does fill up the holes where the missing hooks were.|