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Postby anderson121 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi,

Does anyone have an alloy tank for sale with fuel sender that uses original fixings, or a Supplier of new ones?

I am told these are better than mounted on a stand as fitting to the original mountings keeps the front stiff.

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby bazzateer » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:49 pm

If you PM Actuarius Impetus he may still have the details of the guys who made one for an old Imp he had. It was very good and retained the standard mounts.
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby capriman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:15 pm

Hi,

Talk to Tim at Amber Racing in chesterfield as he has made a few now.

I hope this helps

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby anderson121 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:40 pm

Thanks Darren,

Tim at Amber is making me one

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby pubcrawler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:41 am

I'm looking to get an alloy tank made and came across your post :o .........were you pleased with the tank and was it expensive?
Any chance of a photo?
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby Lotus-e-Clan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:06 am

Don't Think Tim will be making anymore as he's still missing as far as I know?
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby pubcrawler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:32 am

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Don't Think Tim will be making anymore as he's still missing as far as I know?


Oh, thanks. Sorry to hear that, back to searching :)
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby ImpManiac » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:26 am

You could try a PM to Greetham on here. I believe that he could get alloy stuff made but I could be mistaken. :)

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby lukesoanes » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:34 am

alloy racing fabrications made some of the one that are floating around

i had a quote for a customised version of the ones they do a year ago but the funds ran out :( so never got around to getting it made.

if you email them @ sales@alloyracingfabrications.com im sure they will be able to help!
hopefully attached the pic they sent me a year ago!


maybe if theres a few of us there could be a chance of a bulk discount? as im still interested.

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby ImpManiac » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:37 am

lukesoanes wrote:maybe if theres a few of us there could be a chance of a bulk discount? as im still interested.


I could be persuaded, if the price were right. :wink:

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby pubcrawler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:02 pm

Thanks Luke,
I've sent an e-mail to see if they still supply.
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby colimp66 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:57 pm

I'm not at the stage of fitting a fuel tank to The Pest yet but I do have intentions of fitting an alloy one just like that.
So I will also be interested if there needs to be a bulk buy.

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby SimonBenoy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:29 pm

If you haven't been successful, try Ron at Impspeed - he has just done a race tank for me and can do alloy tanks to use the original fittings.

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby ImpManiac » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:15 pm

^^ That's also good to know. :D

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby pubcrawler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:51 pm

I made an initial enquiry and had the following reply...........

Hi
Thanks for your enquiry


Yes we can still make these tanks
However we are very busy at the moment
You are looking at 3 weeks turnaround.
We are in the middle of moving workshop at the moment
I can come back to you with a price
Cost is approx £200
Would you need a fuels sender unit ?
What fittings would you like ? Push on or screw type?
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby lukesoanes » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:44 pm

price sounds fair, i wonder whether there is a chance of a group discount if there was enough people interested?

as far as the tank goes i think id prefer threaded fittings myself as ive never been keen on using jubilee clips also as im planning to run fuel injection id be interested to know whether the sump area at the bottom is baffled at all? i assuing this is where the outlet is?

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby pubcrawler » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:24 pm

I've replied to his e-mail :shock: and asked if say 6 Imp club members order one then can he do a discount, as yet nothing heard :o
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby Lars Hagermark » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:59 pm

I may be wrong now, but I think the original fuel tank to some extent is a structural component.
If so - is the alloy tank designed and built with this in mind?
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby SimonBenoy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:05 pm

Lars - I don't think it would be considered structural - on the race cars, we take the original tank out and don't add any replacement strength.
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Postby Lars Hagermark » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:52 pm

SimonBenoy wrote:Lars - I don't think it would be considered structural - on the race cars, we take the original tank out and don't add any replacement strength.

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby 67cali » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:33 am

What's the benefit/point on a road car? Surely the weight lose is minimal not to make any notice. I can understand on race cars where its the combined weight lose of all the factors and competing against other cars to give you the edge, but on the road you are not racing anyone or making enough difference to gain mpg significantly. Or I'd it to gain a higher capacity tank for road use?
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby bazzateer » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:53 pm

67cali wrote:What's the benefit/point on a road car?

Maybe it's just because? :roll:
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby lukesoanes » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:55 pm

in my case im simply after a baffled tank for use with a high pressure efi fuel pump the cost is offset buy not having to faf with surgetanks and 2 pumps etc also it guarantees that there is no crap in the tank :D and that there never will be :D

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby Impudence126 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:22 pm

bazzateer wrote:
67cali wrote:What's the benefit/point on a road car?

Maybe it's just because? :roll:


.......they do not corrode internally.
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby bazzateer » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:59 am

Impudence126 wrote:
bazzateer wrote:
67cali wrote:What's the benefit/point on a road car?

Maybe it's just because? :roll:


.......they do not corrode internally.

Good point Val,

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby pubcrawler » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:59 am

Latest e-mail reply.................

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I'm sure we can sort some thing if you get back to me with numbers
I will look at a new price.




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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby ImpManiac » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:47 am

Well I am still interested at that price. :)

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby pubcrawler » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:03 am

That's 2 of us so far.....any more???
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby lukesoanes » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:07 pm

Yep im in, as long as its bafled and has threaded inlet/outlets etc

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby ImpManiac » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:19 pm

For the record, I'd prefer a foam-filled tank with a baffled sump for fuel injection. I see from the photo that the tank appears to incorporate such a thing, though. Also I do not need it to have screw-in fittings. Unless I am mistaken, they jack the price of fuel system plumbing up a lot. :(

If the tanks all need to be identical to get the low price, I'll have to decide whether or not to proceed. But for now, I am still very much interested. :mrgreen:

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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby gulf imp » Fri May 01, 2015 4:55 pm

Did you guys end up getting these Fuel tanks made?
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby pubcrawler » Fri May 01, 2015 9:46 pm

gulf imp wrote:Did you guys end up getting these Fuel tanks made?


I just went ahead and ordered one on my own, very pleased with it 8)
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby The Nun » Sat May 02, 2015 7:30 am

pubcrawler wrote:
gulf imp wrote:Did you guys end up getting these Fuel tanks made?


I just went ahead and ordered one on my own, very pleased with it 8)


Looks too nice to cover over with the cardboard trim. 8)
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby oli » Sat May 02, 2015 4:12 pm

From reading through this thread , I think some of you guys have got the wrong end of the stick when it comes to the fittings of the tank. Wasn't the original suggestion for the screw in or push in fittings talking about the Fuel SENDER unit - not the inlet or outlets?
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Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

Postby bazzateer » Sat May 02, 2015 4:32 pm

oli wrote:From reading through this thread , I think some of you guys have got the wrong end of the stick when it comes to the fittings of the tank. Wasn't the original suggestion for the screw in or push in fittings talking about the Fuel SENDER unit - not the inlet or outlets?

I read it as the fuel pipes and not the sender. Then again, it was nearly 3 years ago when they discussed it............
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