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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:53 am 
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no baffles inside as my metal tank has none either,so tried to keep it the same
did original dolly tanks come with baffles? ive got 77 and 80 both have no baffles
not sure on volume of tank but cant be far off 57L/12.5gallons,il be happy with 50L tank,saves on carrying excess fuel

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:00 pm 
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just measured the tank,and calculated on website convertor that the tank is 44.6L,so lost 12L,that includes the mod to be done

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:55 pm 
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There aren't any baffles as such but there is a small container within the tank where the sender sits which acts as a baffle for the sender unit.

It does look quite nice though I think if I were fitting an alternative tank I'd look to fit a foam filled jobbie for safety, the tank is in just about the worst position in the event of a rear bump.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:28 pm 
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in my tank there no container at all,tank from the 77 dolly i got

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:12 pm 
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in my tank there no container at all,tank from the 77 dolly i got
The reason you would have small container inside the tank by the pick up,is when you get low on fuel,it will slosh about and could loose the fuel around the pick up pipe,and the car could cut out as no fuel would be pumped

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:13 pm 
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AS OE the tank capacity was 12.5 gallons....nice long range at 40 mpg.

There should be baffles around the tank sender flat arm, which makes fitting it a bit of an art, but worthwhile to stop it
flopping up and down too quick as the level drops and the fuel sloshes around.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:33 pm 
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thanks for comment,,nice one
drop tank off for mods last night,just phoned now-explained,he`s on it

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:59 pm 
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thanks for comment,,nice one
drop tank off for mods last night,just phoned now-explained,he`s on it
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what's it made from alli or stainless ? It looks nice

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:04 am 
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alloy 3mm

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:03 am 
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got the fuel tank back. needs fettling to fit

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Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:24 pm 
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yesterday,bought a new in box fuel sender unit(2pin)now got a spare,not done nothing to alloy tank as its needs work,may have to buy tig welder :D thinking of selling the red dolly on :( but browny is still good,rear window demister works 8) now done 63600`ish since i got it

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:35 am 
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well,its been a while since last post
not much has happened since still the same,but over the past month few problems
steering knuckle lower part rubbers were gone,cracked and few have gone somewhere :shock: got new poly`s ready to fit,but for now carmine-dolly has no steering,browny spot on now 8)
then...the drivers bottom ball joint start making a noise,changed that from carmine-dolly and all mint,got new ones here ready to fit,but first...mod to fit grease nipple

thats it for now :bluewave:

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:36 am 
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Any luck with your alloy tank?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:59 pm 
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yeah got an alloy built,not to original spec even tho a spare one was given as template but it the shape`ish of one,no pick up tube but there is a feed out and its flat bottomed.....so all in all its a start of something

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:43 pm 
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just tidy`d up the driver side bottom doors and rear arch,need cutting back to blend in


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