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by BJ1
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: Fishing in the fuel tank

jayvanman wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:34 pm
How are you getting on with this Brian ?

Jason
It's on the road now Jason - but can't go anywhere! Just the wheels to paint and interior to finish - curtains, coolbox unit, spice rack to go in. Fortunately this SO42 came with everything intact - except the bodywork!
by BJ1
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What is that?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: What is that?

This is probably a factory fitment.
by BJ1
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bumpers
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Bumpers

You can do this Phil but be careful as drilling the holes in the right places can be a tad challenging! I've just built up a US spec rear bumper using new parts from Schofields. The over-riders and towel rails (WW) are spot on for fit and quality. I used the HD slash cut rear bumper which is the rig...
by BJ1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: Fishing in the fuel tank

Well I tried the endoscope which gave me a nice view of the bottom of the tank but couldn't see the fuel can nozzle which had migrated to the spout end of the tank - the invisible end. I did see some weird dark shapes on the tank bottom though. So bit the bullet this morning and pulled the engine an...
by BJ1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: Fishing in the fuel tank

What camera did you order in the end? Good luck. This one Jim https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2M-3-5M-5M-USB-Endoscope-Borescope-Snake-Inspection-Camera-Android-Smartphone-UK/254410609584?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=554020173716&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 Haven't tried it in the tank yet but it ...
by BJ1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: Fishing in the fuel tank

Have ordered a borehole camera and drained the tank. Fishing should start on Friday - wish me luck!
by BJ1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: Fishing in the fuel tank

All good ideas - thanks guys!
by BJ1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: Fishing in the fuel tank

You can get pretty cheap inspection camera devices that connect to a smartphone. I think you'll never grab it unless you have a camera to guide you. You'll have to drain the tank, but that'll be easier than removing the engine + tank. Thanks Jim - not sure how one of those cheap cameras would react...
by BJ1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: Fishing in the fuel tank

This would be completely hit and miss and would genuinely need you to go fishing with the chances of catching being limited but it was the only thing I could think of. Perhaps combined with above it may work?! https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht605/?da=1&TC=GS-040210605&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv5bQsr6t6A...
by BJ1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Choosing repair panels
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Choosing repair panels

Be careful reading threads from a couple of years ago. Panels have changed a lot for the better recently. I buy most from Schofields (mixture of WW and Autocraft) and find them pretty well spot on in terms of fit and quality.
by BJ1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Fishing in the fuel tank

It's not often I ask for help on here but when I was filling the tank on my newly restored SO42 the other day the rubber nozzle from my 20l army can fell off and went straight down into the tank. I was mildly irritated and used about five minutes of seriously vile language! Anyway: 1 Do I leave the ...
by BJ1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New engine issues
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: New engine issues

vwJim wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Missing o-ring..... Rookie mistake, but it's getting sorted apparently.
LOL - we've all done it!
by BJ1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Servo

Fit a dual circuit system, not least because fitting a servo can put more pressure on the master cylinder. Single circuit m/cs are not designed to work with a servo whereas the dual circuit conversion cylinders are specifically designed to use a servo. These are your brakes - the most important syst...
by BJ1
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New engine issues
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: New engine issues

I set the end float on my engines at 4 thou. Why on earth would you do anything else unless it is a full on race engine? With a new flywheel and seal you should not have any leak issues - unless someone either mashed the seal putting it in and/or forgot to put a new O ring in the groove! The oil lev...
by BJ1
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Refitting heat duct 'Y' over torsion housing
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Refitting heat duct 'Y' over torsion housing

I did it years ago by slitting the Y duct horizontally, getting it in place and welding it up. It was a PITA.