Restoration diary / 03-04-2005

03-04-2005 >> TIG welded fuel tank, pressure tested and a bit of cleaning up.

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03-04-2005 - Before, I tag welded the fuel tank. Here we (Mark and me) are at Mark's father in law's shop TIG welding the tank. While I was welding, Mark made some pretty photo's.
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03-04-2005 - Pretty photo nr. 2.
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03-04-2005 - Pretty photo nr. 3.
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03-04-2005 - Pretty photo nr. 4.
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03-04-2005 - Pressure testing the fuel tank. I put a bicycle air nozzle in the fuel line and put tape on the filler pipe. This way I found 5 leaks. In this photo two on the right (look for the green arrows) and one where the fuel line enters the tank.
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03-04-2005 - Tiny leak near the filler pipe.
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03-04-2005 - Another tiny leak at the bottom.
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03-04-2005 - Welded the 5 leaks (will test it again later this week), cleaned up the outside with the sander and polished the top. The top isn't 100% smooth, but I don't think I care. Once the tank is mounted, you'll never see the top again...