one of the mechanical/restoration issues the car has had, is with the fuel tank.
when we first collected the car, the stock tank leaked pretty badly, so we arranged a replacement from Peter at alfaparts.
we collected it actually, and on the surface it looked pretty good, just a few patches of flakey paint, but on the whole soild.
Sadly, it proved not to be the case.
I thought i'd remove the paint so that i could refurb it, not wanting to bolt it back in with flakey bits, but it revealed a number of holes!
not good eh? the holes were big enough that if you put your mouth round it, you could blow into the tank! NICE!!
now i'd never done the next bit, and i didn't fancy it too much either, but i decided i'd have a go at welding it up to see if i could do it?
its not nice, thinking about the consequences of an electric arc in a gasoline vessel, but i had nothing to lose except my hair, oh, wait, no thats gone already, ok, my eye sight perhaps, no, wait, errrrrr? ha ha!!!
it was tricky, and very often just blew thorough on lowest of amps, but i think i got there in the end, and to be doubly sure, Matt has the tank back at present to refurb the insides using a tanking solution from Frosts Restoration products, which is essentially what i used to use on damaged/ repaired bike tanks too, but back then it was called Petseal, its really good stuff, but £50+ and quite tedious to do too.
so although costly, and peter has promised us a refund too seeing as the tank was no good, but hopefully the sender unit is, we should eventually have a good tank again.
once the tank is back with me, i can refit it, along with the rebuilt and powerflex kitted rear axle!