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Twins / Spitfire tank breather
« on: 23 November, 2017, 12:10:52 »
Hi folks, may seem like a daft question, but has anyone got any idea of what colour / type the hose should be that attaches to the breather on top of a spitfire fiberglass tank. Is it plain, braided, clear or black? Seeing as the tank has cost an astronomical price to make good and beautiful, I may as well be an anorak about the correct hose.
Thanks

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Twins / Spitfire colour
« on: 17 June, 2017, 19:24:07 »
Hi folks, I'm about ready to paint my Spitfire fiberglass tank and have been told that there are two colours. Apparently, the mk11 was initially launched in peony red but later could be had in a brighter red that I don't have the name of. Anyone know what this brighter red may be called?
Regards Bob

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Twins / Indian tanks
« on: 04 June, 2017, 14:20:13 »
Hi guys, I'm new to this forum but I would like to express my findings on "Indian alloy tanks". They don't fit and they leak. The tube in the centre had so much weld cleaned off, it had a hairline crack, so had to be rewelded. Forget using any of the BSA standard mountings they are miles to big. It took two days to level the tank on the frame and is higher than standard because the tail ends of the tank are a different length. The underneath mountings needed to be built up by approx 1 inch and the bracket had to have the holes e longated for the bolts to fit. I actually changed the bolts to studs. One of the mountings holes underneath had been drilled to deep and was leaking fuel there to. Having said that the tank is now looking reasonable but is coming off as soon as my fiberglass one is repaired. By the way it's a Spitfire. Do these problems sound familiar? Anyone else had the same problems?

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