Fuel tanks

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#1 Fuel tanks

Post by Bigcatfrankie » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:59 pm

Does anyone know if the series 1 and series 2 fuel tanks are interchangeable? My ex US 2+2 has a leaking tank, which I believe, has a slightly larger capacity than the UK version.

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#2 Re: Fuel tanks

Post by tim wood » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:04 pm

Have a look on the SNG website and check out part numbers. This will give you the info
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago when I was young. Sold
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#3 Re: Fuel tanks

Post by mark10337 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:59 pm

From the info that I have, on the Series 2 there was

C.19801 Petrol Tank Assembly (vented petrol cap)
Fitted up to Chassis Nos.
1R.1067 1R.7992 OTS
1R.20118 1R.25523 FHC
1R.35797 1R.40667 2+2

and (about March 1969) the top part of the Petrol tank was changed.

C.24760 Petrol Tank Assembly (vented petrol cap)
Fitted from Chassis Nos.
1R.1068 1R.7993 OTS
1R.20119 1R.25524 FHC
1R.35798 1R.40668 2+2
up to Chassis Nos.
1R.1392 1R.11051 OTS
1R.20485 1R.27050 FHC
1R.35642 1R.42849 2+2

and

C.32888 Petrol Tank Assembly (non vented petrol cap)
Fitted from Chassis Nos.
1R.1393 1R.11052 OTS
1R.20486 1R.27051 FHC
1R.35643 1R.42850 2+2 onwards


The "Operating, Maintenence and Service Handbook" E.154/5 p. x gives the tank capacity as 15 imperial gallons or 16 3/4 US gallons or 63.64 litres. This might be the source of the confusion.
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#4 Re: Fuel tanks

Post by Bigcatfrankie » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:27 pm

Thanks Mark.............most useful. Looks like I need a C.32888 tank (non-vented cap). My car was manufactured on 16 April 1970, chassis no. 43982. Thanks also for clarifying the capacity confusion. :thankyouyellow:

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#5 Re: Fuel tanks

Post by JerryL770 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:03 pm

1 gal (imp) = 1.2 gal (US) = 4.55 litre
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#6 Re: Fuel tanks

Post by mark10337 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:58 pm

The C.32888 is quite easy to identify as it has extra pipes on it for the vapour return. Could you add the car to your signature, it will make it easier to identify what is correct for you in future. There were a number of changes for the 1970 cars.
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