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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Apr 2017 :  08:13:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Old ones rusting internally seems to be an ongoing problem. I wondered why a fuel tank from a kit car could not be used. E.g.

http://n.stuccu.co.uk/s/Car+Fuel+Tank+Kit

More on this site, larger ones have baffles and come in at 250 ish!

http://www.compbrake.com/product-category/tanks/fuel-tanks/page/4/?_vsrefdom=p.15163

Some maybe smaller than a 96 one and we would need a baffle perhaps in ours but I may look into this further when I have more time. I will take some measurements today and make some enquiries. I will also wait to see what Steve (Malbrads) come up with

Edited by - Zagato on 04 Apr 2017 08:19:36

Betsy67
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United Kingdom
400 Posts

Posted - 04 Apr 2017 :  09:06:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I bet they could make one specific to size. Apologies if they do, I had a very brief look at the link.
Have you tried the POR kit/stuff ? I did the tank on my Splitty a fair few years ago and all still appears well.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
809 Posts

Posted - 04 Apr 2017 :  09:41:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
No I have not, my tank so far has been ok, no idea about the red one

I have left my tank full for two years now not on purpose, I had just filled it before the clutch or something started clattering and although it will probably be bunging up the fuel pipes it hopefully should be stopping air getting to the tank inners and rotting it.


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skog96
Starting Member

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 07 Apr 2017 :  14:37:03 Show Profile Reply with Quote
they're on the wrong side of the pond, but Mark Ashcraft offers new stainless steel tanks for 96's. http://markashcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Catalog-web.pdf

'72 Verona 96 v4 "Amfibie"
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RhysN
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United Kingdom
411 Posts

Posted - 09 Feb 2020 :  09:04:11 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I met with a superb alloy welder a week or few back who makes alloy tanks, for among others Aston Martin, TVR racers... I mentioned the Saab project which seems to have stalled. Shall I progress questions to him?
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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1578 Posts

Posted - 14 Feb 2020 :  19:06:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
RhysN.
I would certainly ask your alloy welder what it would cost to build an alloy tank.
I know Alistair Philpott was getting stainless tanks priced, and quite a few of us said we were interested, but if I remember correctly the price was somewhere around 600 quid....Way toooo much.

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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