Ammo's Ute

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Wrongway Roger
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Thanks Greg for the information as I was sure someone had done this before.
I did massage the side of the tank to clear the spring shackle bolts also.
The up over the diff and through the springs would require me to re-make the exhaust pipes.

I checked out the sedan I started to build way back, where I used a VL tank that fits neatly between the rails.
No room for exhaust down the side so I'm not sure where I will run the pipes.

On the hunt for a suitable tank or I may modify the original one by cutting in half and adding to it.

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Wrongway Roger wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:40 pm
I trimmed up the hole today so I have fairly straight edges to work with.
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Thanks Clay on the heads up on the exhaust. I would be spitting if I have completed the XB tank and then fitted the driveline and exhaust.

Cheers,
Roger

here's a tip :thumbsup: tail pipes from an XB (something makes me think i remember wagon :think: but could be all XB) depending on your ride height will bring your exhaust to the outside of the spring :wink:
sometimes yor just better off shitting in yor hands and clapping

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Yes, I had xb tailpipes on my EH with sbc years ago. Only needed minor tweaking.
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Same here,

XB tailpipes, they do need some cutting and shutting but will fit.

They end up tight but ok as with everything once you start modifying.

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My exhaust is ceramic costed so do not want the change it now.

I have been looking a replacement tanks, Mustang etc and they are not baffled ???
With a EFI, I can understand but do I need this for a 2 barrel carbied car ?

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Commodore tanks have a swirl pot in then Rog were the pick up sits in so acts as the baffle I suppose.
I would think that with any of these tanks you are going to have the same width problem, didn't Brett with Project 2 have a standard Ute tank made from somebody??? that would solve your issue of the exhaust I suppose.
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Martin made mine.
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I have the new 16 gallon, 64 - 68 Mustang tank now for Custom Mustang in Melbourne.
Including the pickup and mounting screw $384 delivered to Adelaide.

I needed to fill the big hole I cut from the XB tank so I built a frame.
A bit of cutting, a little rolling and folding followed but a bit of welding.
Then a heap of grinding.
With no shrinker / stretcher I had to do the old pie cuts on the front edges.
The rear corners were a bugger but happy with the results.
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I did a slight trim on the corners of the tank to get it to sit down.
The next one I do will be for Retro Richard but so much easier now I have had a practice.
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Cut the inlet off and will patch then add a new one to match the in tub setup I have.

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Very nice, are you still planning on having it ready for the Toowoomba nats ?????? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Where dos the time go ????
Working on my brother in-laws farm, organising our All Holden Days, setting up a Nationals.
Kind of lucky I do have full time work any more. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Now I can claim it is too cold to paint the ute :esad:

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Tank is looking the goods Rodg!
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That's a great outcome Rog very nicely done as is the rest of Ammos Ute mate.
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Happy to say I have finished the fuel tank.
Relocated the inlet to the side.
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Started playing with 2 speed wiper motors from early Corolla's after seeing Phil Grima's setup at the Nationals.
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Not sure where this will end or if I need wipers at all. Just keep the ute in the shed when it rains :lol: :lol:

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You have paint !!!!!!! And shiny things !!! Looks sweet, what colour is it ???


Looks like you have made some nice progress ???
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Subtle mod on the wheel tub Roger, deleting the filler recess.

Reckon that is Phil’s car blacky.


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