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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:10 pm

does any one know the capacity of the ss1 fuel tank?
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Post by philhoward » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:16 pm

45 litres/10 gallons


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:46 pm

philhoward wrote:
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45 litres/10 gallons
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Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:00 pm

philhoward wrote:
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45 litres/10 gallons
i thought eight???, but not having a book to hand , I'll bow to superior knowledge. . . .


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Post by philhoward » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:05 pm

8 gallons gets you to about the bottom of the filler neck on the tank, so that's the point at which it used to come pouring out all over the wing on left hand corners..


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Post by Dave 6726 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:06 pm

Alan SS1 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:00 pm
philhoward wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:16 pm
45 litres/10 gallons
i thought eight???, but not having a book to hand , I'll bow to superior knowledge. . . .
9.9 gallons to be even more accurate......... :)



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Post by scimjim » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:30 pm

Despite being a metric car, the handbook says 10 gallons (45.4 litres) which is rounded down a tad :D


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:04 pm

thanks guys just wanted to know what size of frost kit I needed to clean and coat the inside of the tank. went for the large kit... as thats the only one demon tweeks had! :D


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Post by Alan SS1 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:53 pm

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:04 pm
thanks guys just wanted to know what size of frost kit I needed to clean and coat the inside of the tank. went for the large kit... as that's the only one demon tweeks had! :D
OK stand corrected on tank volume, when brimming fill it does tend to piddle out on corners/stood down hill to O/S!!

so strictly speaking the question should have been
'what is surface area of SS1 tank' :wink:


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:11 pm

Alan SS1 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:53 pm
Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:04 pm
thanks guys just wanted to know what size of frost kit I needed to clean and coat the inside of the tank. went for the large kit... as that's the only one demon tweeks had! :D
so strictly speaking the question should have been
'what is surface area of SS1 tank' :wink:
yes may be that would have been a better indicator as to what is needed ..... but as the "kits" sold by frost refer to tank capacity not surface area I posed the question. The standard kit was for a 34 litre tank and would have been too small. I could not remember the the kit I used on the ti.

The tanks outer shell inner surface was in good order (as was the one on my ti), the baffles though on both were in poor condition covered in rust. The kit cleaned the tank, removed the rust very well and gave it a nice silver coating ... have to wait 96 hours before adding fuel....


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:51 pm

well the tank went back in with out any issues fuel lines changed using AJL's pipes.

I fitted the roll bar, the brackets to fit between the bar and the seat belt top mount had to be remade and powder coated the ones that came with the bar would not fit.

well she is ready for an MOT, now the weather is picking up so I phoned my insurer Adrian Flux... been with them for years and I have a current policy with four cars that is due for renewal on 1st May. I have never had issues chopping and changing vehicles but today spent 40 minutes on the phone they wanted £30 admin fee and £21 for one months cover which would take me to renewal, making 12 months cover over £250 :shock:. I didn't pay much more than that for 4 cars, so needless to say I am looking for another insurer, and won't be using it for a little while longer... bit out of touch with classic insurers so will need to phone around :roll:


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Post by philhoward » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:54 pm

I’ve been happy with Classicline and RH in the past (RH have several happy customers on here too) although Lancaster are doing well out of my of late.


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Post by Corky » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:23 am

Currently using Lancaster for the Ti. £80 per year.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:25 am

If 'admin' fees and Premium rate numbers wind you up like they do me, you need to talk to RH. I don't even bother looking around at renewal any more.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:12 am

RH get my vote


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