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The tank fits nicely through the middle of the rear subframe, and will be mounted as far forward as possible to leave plenty of room for air to the radiator.  

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While getting the position sorted the tank I sat the tank on a couple of bits of 2"x2" resting on the exhaust pipes. This should leave a suitable gap for some heat shielding between the tank & zorst. 

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The back of the tank will be left uncovered so that the cold air sucked from under the car and through the side ducts will cool the tank. Shame it's stainless !

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Spag-art impression of the fuel tank innards. 

The pick up pipe sits in a large baffle tube in the bottom of the tank, the baffle tube has small holes around the bottom to allow fuel to flow in as needed, but it should restrict the flow away from the pickup on hard cornering with low fuel levels. Warm fuel returning from the fuel is directed onto the rear side of the tank, which should be cooler due to the air flowing to the radiator.

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Looking down into the tank you see the baffle tube and pickup pipe.

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The rear quarter panel needed a bit of attention with a mallet to make it flat enough for the nice new filler/funnel thingy.

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Then a bit of 2" bore filler pipe leads to a bit of 2" exhaust pipe welded into the barrel.

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Metal loaded epoxy was used to stick new fuel pipes onto the tank, and to provide a bit of protection. The hatch allows access to the feed and return pipes and means that I can alter the baffle arrangement if necessary.

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