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Old 08-01-18, 06:51
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Both fuel tanks are completed and test fitted.
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Old 08-01-18, 11:12
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Would there have been baffles, in them originally?
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Old 08-01-18, 21:19
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Hi Neil, yes the baffle I made is the same as the original tank I have. I would like to use the original but it is just too far gone with the bottom and rear eaten out but it does give me a look inside to see what is there.
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Old 08-01-18, 22:20
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How, or were, the tanks secured, Colin?

I thought I saw an angle iron strip along either the base or back, but that might just have been a form of standoff to keep the tank separated from the hull. Or my eyes playing tricks on me.

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Old 08-01-18, 22:43
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Hi David, there are a number of brackets inside the rear well with felt padding that holds the tank in place and another one on the rear plate that when bolted down holds downward pressure on the tank which holds it securely in place. I think the strap you may have seen in some other photos would be one of two straps that hold the water tank in place in the adjoining compartment.
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Old 11-01-18, 06:24
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Default Vickers tanks.

A couple of photos from the NSW library. Vickers in Sydney.
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Old 17-01-18, 08:51
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https://youtu.be/OgIRcNjtmqQ
Here is a link to a Pathe film, the year in review 1940.
Toward the end is some short clips of Vickers Light Tanks.
Very much enjoying your posts, cheers Tim
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Old 18-01-18, 01:48
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Colin, I'm starting to worry... no posts for a while.

Hope youre OK.
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Old 19-01-18, 03:17
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Ryan, Tim. Thanks for the photos and film Tony, thanks for the concern but I am all good but the kids are on holidays, housework, cooking, you know how it is . I still found some time to get the fuel tanks finished and had my growing apprentice Andrew doing some sealing for me. (when I can get him away from the screen games)
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Old 19-01-18, 03:21
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I have also done the water tanks that are strapped at the back.
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Old 19-01-18, 03:24
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I had to make a couple of spouts which were made from an old exhaust for the bends and I machined up the tops for the caps.
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Old 19-01-18, 03:27
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Once again you just can't fold from one end as the shape requires a sequence and some had bending as well.
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Old 19-01-18, 03:32
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Both fuel and water tanks are completed as well as the internal fuel tank supports with the felt. I needed to get these parts done so I can close the back in without having to diss assemble at a later stage.
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Old 19-01-18, 05:09
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Looks great and I love following along. I jus have a technique question for you. In post 611, photo 4 what are you using the bead roller for? Is it for adding the hem? Just curious as trying to do that type of edge has been difficult for me in the past.
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Old 19-01-18, 06:11
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Hi Jordan, yes I am, I folded as far as I can go on the panbrake which is about 120deg and then through the bead roller to flatten completely and it does a great job.
Both tanks are fitted but I just need to finish making two caps for them but as it is around 42 deg here at the moment I'm going to call it a day and have a cold beer
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Old 19-01-18, 06:15
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Thanks. Any special dies to use?
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Old 19-01-18, 06:20
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No nothing special, just two flat ones.
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Old 19-01-18, 07:00
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Ok thanks. I'll be giving that a try. I've always had issues trying to get that seam to flatten out consistently.
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Terrific work going on in that shop Colin. 42 deg .........sounds brutal, what was it with the "wind chill" 40 deg ?? You certainly earned a cold beverage or two.
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