Not much of visual interest has been going on the last couple of weeks, just little bits and bobs that you don't think about til they need to be done, oh and spending hours on the pc and the phone trying to get other people to pull their finger out! And why is it so damn hard to get 316 woodscrews that dont have a slotted head?? Found some now, can highly recommend Inox
, very cheap and extremely friendly and helpful.
Things should really start happening soon, in the next week or so my engines should arrive and so should my nice shiny new Neptune console from Parker Ribs
I was going to use the original seats for now but they're none too comfy and Andre's such a nice bloke I decided to order new seats to match. A pair of single jockeys for the driver/navigator and a pair of doubles behind
Fuel tanks are cleaned up now and look great (no pics at the mo), I've just welded in a 1.25" BSP half socket in the top of both, these will take the optimax compatible sender units from Wema
. I bought the new stainless model with no moving parts, they seem to be the business and only £45 each. Again I can highly recommend Stuart at Wema, very helpful and knew exactly what I needed, these senders are made to measure and only take a few days to produce.
The main job left to do on the tanks is move the filler necks to coincide with the console and seats. This is a pain as I can't do anything until they arrive and I've got 400 litres of juice to get rid of as well
Should make me popular among my friends
God knows how I'm going to make the tanks safe for welding, don't really wan't to fill them with water. Any ideas? At college we were taught to steam clean them but the tanks are so big and so heavily baffled I dont think this will get rid of all the vapour.