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Johnmor

posted on 10/8/20 at 08:44 AM Reply With Quote
Viento Fuel Tank

Hi All

Anybody got a reccomendation for someone to produce an alloy fuel tank for my Viento

Im in the NE Scotland so somewhere up here would be usefull but not essential

Given the size of the car and its V8 engine i was hoping for something around 40l , the standard fuel tanks are a bit small, ive got the space in the rear of the car.

I got one made from a guy in Peterhead for my last Viento but that was 14 years ago and i cant find him

Thanks in advance

john

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big_wasa

posted on 10/8/20 at 05:08 PM Reply With Quote
I was surprised how small they are as well. Looks smaller than the one in the Locost.

Iíve bought a Locost sized one from this guy on eBay eBay Item
Cheap and cheerful with no leaks.

There are other firms.

There is a guy on here, user name deno.

There is Obp near me that originally made the Viento.

I would be interested in what you go for as I will want one for mine. Itís been butchered a few times with different senders.

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knight19770

posted on 11/8/20 at 08:52 AM Reply With Quote
HI John,

Where about in the North east are you? i'm in Inverbervie and currently building a Viento. I dont suppose you have done a dash panel yet? Was wandering if anyone has bought any of the grp blank panels from the kit car sites, and if they will fit the larger Viento?

Thanks Mike

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big_wasa

posted on 11/8/20 at 09:38 AM Reply With Quote
My local fibre glass guy said he would have a go at a wider one for me. But the standard sized locost / mk one is know where near.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312804029360



[Edited on 11/8/20 by big_wasa]

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Johnmor

posted on 11/8/20 at 03:29 PM Reply With Quote
Hi , I'm near Alford

This is my second viento ( glutton for punishment )
The last dash I built used 6mm marine plywood and covered with foam then vinyl , came out ok and met the requirement for the soft edge around drivers knees, it's also easy to work and if you screw up it's cheap to replace

You got a fuel tank yet?


John

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big_wasa

posted on 11/8/20 at 03:46 PM Reply With Quote
Can I ask what seats you guys are using ?
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jollygreengiant

posted on 11/8/20 at 05:08 PM Reply With Quote
I made a buck up out of chipboard and Trev Davis made the tank out of alli for me. chipboard buck :-
Locost fuel tank ?
Locost fuel tank ?


Finished Tank :-
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Fuel Tank pornography 1


It did just fit in through the top of the boot and was about 12 gallons. with an anti surge pot on the bottom with the fuel take off.





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Johnmor

posted on 11/8/20 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
That looks the business,


My engine is not fuel injected so just need an 8mmm outlet and a level guage hole,

12 gallon is plenty big enough

John

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jollygreengiant

posted on 11/8/20 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Johnmor
That looks the business,


My engine is not fuel injected so just need an 8mmm outlet and a level gauge hole,

12 gallon is plenty big enough

John


The fuel out from the bottom via an extra little pot, just means that IF you are throwing the car around enthusiastically, then the car wont splutter through fuel shortage in prolonged lateral "G". regardless of injection or carb.

I formed the buck using (if I remember correctly) using 12" chipboard for the base and top, 15" chipboard for the back, front and sides. Then recessed the back piece by about 1/2" and flushed either side of the back panel upright tubes (to provide some later fixing of the tank, plus straps). when buck was built in the car in position, then just lift out.

For the fuel sender I used a standard sierra/Granada unit mounted into a fuel tank sender mount recovered from a scrap tank, this mounting plate was then bolted (with a gasket) to the alloy tank. Injected senders have the fuel outlet sealed. Then fit fuel return pipe and filler neck.

With the description above and my pictures you should be able to work it all out.





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knight19770

posted on 12/8/20 at 08:04 AM Reply With Quote
Hi John,

I got mine from a guy on ebay that made them to order, I just gave him my dimensions and where i wanted the outlets and he did a great job at a reasonable price. I will keep searching through my emails to see if i can find his details. Wasa i haven't bought seats yet, was going to be getting the set from Scottish kit car centre, they have some real smart ones at good prices. I would prefer to buy a dash panel rather than make one, if anyone knows of one that will fit? also what headlights have you bought for your kits? Not sure what size of headlights were on the original kit?

Thanks Mike

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Johnmor

posted on 12/8/20 at 08:47 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Mike

I have a pair of black Mamba Seats with adjustable runners as theres plenty of room in the cockpit ,

The headlights I used last time were black bowl 7" headlights, they had the appropriate markings for IVA test and were ok to fit, not sure if I'll use the same as the last car was 14 years ago and lights have moved on a bit with LED options.


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