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    Default Re: (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    Our sender unit un-seized after a god soaking and some careful cleaning and moving about (they're quite delicate). Not that it made much difference to the accuracy of the gauge....

    There is aright up on the banjo bolt modification here, about 3/4 of the way down the page - http://www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/useful_info.htm

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    Default Re: (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    Silver soldering will work a treat for the banjo extension.
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    Default Re: (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    Thanks Vince
    Lots of useful info on that page, as well as the banjo bolt mod!
    Cheers
    James

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    Default Re: (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    A mod of the mod!
    Couldn't find brass tube so bought a couple of joiners:



    Very light run with the lathe to trim the threads down enough for a tight fit, then hit them in with a hammer. Didn't solder or braze because they're so firmly in that I don't reckon they'll ever budge.

    Et voila!

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    Default Re: (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    Oh dear. Sent the fuel tank off for cleaning and they've broken 3 of the 4 mounting brackets. These consist of two metal plates separated by a rubber bush that is glued on, and those have become unstuck.

    Does anyone know if the rubber bush can somehow be glued back on, and if so, with what (or by whom)?

    I might be able to source some if all else fails, but not sure if they're the correct hands.

    Or any other suggestions for alternative way to mount the tank - I must say I'm not entirely sure that resilient rubber mountings are really necessary, given the small amount of driving done. Thought of putting a bolt through to hold the pieces together and maybe that would work?

    Thanks
    James

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    Default Re: (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    Superglue...Bostik, Evostik breakdown with age. They were probably vulcanised on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie View Post
    Oh dear. Sent the fuel tank off for cleaning and they've broken 3 of the 4 mounting brackets. These consist of two metal plates separated by a rubber bush that is glued on, and those have become unstuck.

    Does anyone know if the rubber bush can somehow be glued back on, and if so, with what (or by whom)?

    I might be able to source some if all else fails, but not sure if they're the correct hands.

    Or any other suggestions for alternative way to mount the tank - I must say I'm not entirely sure that resilient rubber mountings are really necessary, given the small amount of driving done. Thought of putting a bolt through to hold the pieces together and maybe that would work?

    Thanks
    James

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