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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by IanPaskin View Post
    That's very nice work, think you've done the right thing taking the 2 inches off.
    Thanks Ian fingers crossed 2" is enough..

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by CB GTE View Post
    Actually Benn its an 8 gallon tank. I dont go far to be fair so i'm not to bothered I'l measure it, how much for the pipe?
    Sorry just seen this, 8 gallons is about 32lts... And erm... 30? Not sure really what it's worth now..
    I dare any of you to tell me you wouldn't let this upstanding young citizen slob on your knob like corn on the cob.

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benn View Post
    Sorry just seen this, 8 gallons is about 32lts... And erm... 30? Not sure really what it's worth now..
    A gallon is touch over 4.5l so the tank is just over 36l

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Over the wk end I made this, fidley and frustrating i'm glad its done



    Then after I had finished the tub I put the fixings into the frame, then marked the floor where it was going to sit and drilled the holes clamped it up and welded it in place. Still need to weld it in underneath.













    I put the tub in place

























    I dropped the tank in, although it wont be this low when I finish, but it does look sweet









    Thanks for looking

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Looks spot on, good work!

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

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    Looks spot on, good work!
    Thanks mate

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    I bet your finding it much better welding the new steel together? and the spit jig must be making life loads easier?

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by IanPaskin View Post
    I bet your finding it much better welding the new steel together? and the spit jig must be making life loads easier?
    Fresh clean steel is much easier to get on with. And the jig well what can I say heaven sent

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Hi, i'd like some input on how to go about my next move? Here's where i'm at



    The tanks jacked up about 20mm on a couple of blocks, I dont want to rush in and make brackets / a frame and get the tank in so i'd like to have some idea's from you guys.
    I'm concidering a swirl pot on the drivers side and I want to mount a battery on the NS. I'd like to make some kind of universal battery tray. The battery in the boot is on its last legs but will give me some rough dimensions, i'd like it to be adjustable so I can fit different sized batterys.





    Eventually i'd like to cover the boot in minus the battery.

    Thanks for comments

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    If you have clearance underneath then i'd be tempted to sink the battery to the same level as the tank.
    I'd also run the swirl pot, pipes, pumps ect. external as its so much neater and user friendly
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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rs1 View Post
    If you have clearance underneath then i'd be tempted to sink the battery to the same level as the tank.
    I'd also run the swirl pot, pipes, pumps ect. external as its so much neater and user friendly
    The fuel pump will be in its original position under the car on the drivers side, I'm not sure whether to use a swirl pot as yet. Anyone recommend a reasonably priced swirl pot? pipes fittings and a pump.

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    I would be tempted to use a small gel race battery and sink it into the floor. Try Ebay for swirl pots. Think that's were i got mine. Ull need to decide what fitting u want on urs. Top work on the tank. Kinda miss doing that stuff to the astra.

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    hi some champion work there , when do you think the project be ready for the road ? also where did you source your jig from ?
    Last edited by mk2astraturbo; 08-03-2013 at 18:15.

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    if you are using a std battery I would probably sink a small tray into the floor even if just an inch (I guess exhaust runs under that part) this will give you a solid edge to then clamp up the battery and if it did leak it will trap it... to hold it down I would find a clamp from a car where it clamps on the chamfer on the bottom of the battery some lock in the gaps to stop sideways movement probably just need to go to a breakers yard and have a look around.

    but as Gaz says a gel battery would be better but then they're not the cheapest...

    for swirl pots have a look here demon motorsport ltd Swirl-Surge-Tanks products look good and have seen some good reviews, most likely getting my tank from them.

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    that looks spot on that matey! glad the tank issue is drawing to a close lol

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by mk2astraturbo View Post
    hi some champion work there , when do you think the project be ready for the road ? also where did you source your jig from ?
    Hi mate thanks for comments, I have no time scale, but hopefully early 2014.
    Heres a link to the jig
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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by gazturbo View Post
    I would be tempted to use a small gel race battery and sink it into the floor. Try Ebay for swirl pots. Think that's were i got mine. Ull need to decide what fitting u want on urs. Top work on the tank. Kinda miss doing that stuff to the astra.
    Hi Gaz thanks for the comments I know of a second hand swirl pot locally I may buy it. If you miss it that much it must be time for a new project,lol or come and help me with mine. We have a spare room, but you have to bring your car with you it's the law....

    Quote Originally Posted by IanPaskin View Post
    if you are using a std battery I would probably sink a small tray into the floor even if just an inch (I guess exhaust runs under that part) this will give you a solid edge to then clamp up the battery and if it did leak it will trap it... to hold it down I would find a clamp from a car where it clamps on the chamfer on the bottom of the battery some lock in the gaps to stop sideways movement probably just need to go to a breakers yard and have a look around.

    but as Gaz says a gel battery would be better but then they're not the cheapest...

    for swirl pots have a look here demon motorsport ltd Swirl-Surge-Tanks products look good and have seen some good reviews, most likely getting my tank from them.
    Hi Ian, I want to cover the tank over so battery will be enclosed aswel giving the illusion that it's sunk in, i'l have a look at the swirl pots thanks for the link

    Chris

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by wudgey_sr View Post
    that looks spot on that matey! glad the tank issue is drawing to a close lol
    Well the floor's done ish still allot to work out but at least I can get some paint on it and get the white GTE in for its engine re-fit


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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    nice matey if if there is still things to figure at least its getting there! and at least that ^^^^ stunning machine can have a heart fitted =)

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    Been contemplating an alloy tank recently but need a big one otherwise ill live at Shell :lol:

    I don't have that rear subframe mount: mines been fabricated like this

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    jim is yours still rubber mounted on the front? That could cause some issues..... Standard they're rubber mounted front and rear. So yourswill be flexing up and down at the front and welded solid at the rear, could cause cracking in the weld.

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Hi here's today's effort
    Eventually after allot of thought and faffing about doing other things, like.. Bolting the tub thing in I made last wk but before I did that I put the suspension cradle thing in place just to see if all's ok.
    I'm glad to report it is













    After playing about doing that I decided to make this, I haven't decided how to mount it yet, it is very heavy duty 4/5mm steel maybe slightly ott it is 175mm wide and 278mm in length and 160mm high, the battery I have in it at present is 210mm in length so it would need packing out.

















    It's still work in progress

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: 4X4 MK2 Astra GTE, Was in MAXPOWER in 1996.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo87 View Post
    Been contemplating an alloy tank recently but need a big one otherwise ill live at Shell :lol:

    I don't have that rear subframe mount: mines been fabricated like this
    How much room do you have? Or will you be putting it in the boot?
    I have a few shares with shell so get a juicy motor and a small tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc View Post
    jim is yours still rubber mounted on the front? That could cause some issues..... Standard they're rubber mounted front and rear. So yourswill be flexing up and down at the front and welded solid at the rear, could cause cracking in the weld.
    Oh I was wondering if that would happen

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