The grinder got involved, new midget edition dipstick should clear now
Finally got round to leak testing the fuel tank properly. Had some leak detection spray left over from capping off a gas line at home (couple of quid from Screwfix, well worth having in the shed just in case!), with 4-5psi in the tank it allowed me to find these...
No way I'd have found them without the spray, and sod welding a tank after its has fuel in, so this was well worth doing.
Ummed and aahed about how to lay stuff out on the scuttle panel, decided it would be much easier if there was actually a panel there
My favourite material, of course! Makes drilling holes easy, no guesswork or fancy tools...
Slots into the back of the scuttle, and I figured the bent lip acts a bit like a labyrinth seal and will keep wet stuff out nicely.
I'll cut the whole front of the scuttle away and replace with a sheet of lexan
All this plastic panel making and chat of scrutineers made me feel a bit nervous, so I decided to get all caveman on a few test pieces. I'm happy the fire resistance is hotter than fibreglass and it will withstand more heat than any of the fluids will ever reach, but to confirm impact resistance... this is 2mm polycarb.
And thought I'd better test some of the old panel material too, 1.2mm aluminium.
Good enough for me, would be tempted to ask a scrutineer to get his hammer out if ever there was an issue!
Also finished clips for the fuel line, getting busy in the tunnel now. Still more clipping to do!
Ordered bits to build a fuse / relay board, hoping I can then just connect some switches in and plug feeds to the live out and the engine will magically fire up. Or something like that.