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Old 08-29-2017, 04:53 PM   #326
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Re: Ian's Tennessee Honey '64 Short Box Step-side - England

Update Part B

I have long tube headers which are 1.5” primaries running to a 2” collector, these should give good flow whilst reducing back pressure, this then runs to 2.5” mufflers. So my theory is, as the exhaust gradually increases in diameter this causes a low(er) pressure area at the rear drawing the gases away from the engine??

The first real challenge was routing the exhaust around the panhard bar

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Old 08-29-2017, 04:58 PM   #327
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Re: Ian's Tennessee Honey '64 Short Box Step-side - England

That's me you and Rian running with a 67 rear bumper then . Looking forward to seeing the exhaust fitted . That's one of the jobs I will be doing in the winter nights , once I get the cab sorted and put back in the garage so I can work on the chassis in the carport.
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:00 PM   #328
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I'm watching with interest! This really should be job I tackle sooner rather than later and definitely before I put the bed on!
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:02 PM   #329
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That's me you and Rian running with a 67 rear bumper then
Well I'm sticking with a 62 rear bumper. 1 because that's what I bought and 2 these 67 bumpers are becoming as common as muck
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:04 PM   #330
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That's me you and Rian running with a 67 rear bumper then . Looking forward to seeing the exhaust fitted . That's one of the jobs I will be doing in the winter nights , once I get the cab sorted and put back in the garage so I can work on the chassis in the carport.
Yes roll on the winter when there's nothing else to do

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Well I'm sticking with a 62 rear bumper. 1 because that's what I bought and 2 these 67 bumpers are becoming as common as muck
Yes Bill they're everywhere
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:18 PM   #331
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Tank Install Part 1

I decided a while back to relocate the tank from the cab to the rear of the chassis Iíve started the exhaust but the exhaust and tank install kind of go hand in hand. Ideally, I wanted a tank that was not too deep so that I could still get a spare wheel slung underneath but I couldnít find anything that would work here in the UK, I know there are loads of options in the US but shipping costs proved too much. I also looked at have one custom build but again the cost was more than I could justify. I bought this 15-gallon aluminium tank off the shelf for a little over £100 ($125),

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Itís not actually a bad fit (albeit a little deeper than I would have liked) and comes fitted with a GM sender, sadly 0-90 ohm not 0-30 and AN-10 feed and returns. Itís top fill like most fuel cells, I am going to fit the fuel filler in the wheel well somewhere with a filler door on the rear fender, so Iíll need to convert it to side fill. Oh life (and truck building) is just full of compromises.

Job number one was to get it roughly in position so that I could measure up the brackets, a plank and two jack stands worked out just fine.

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For the brackets picked up some 1 1/8Ē x 1/8Ē strapping at my local metal super market

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To be continued.....
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:25 PM   #332
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More weight over the rear end is always a good idea . Mine is already fitted that's why I am keen to see how you do the exhaust
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:31 PM   #333
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Very very neat Ian.

Unlike Martin, I will stick with my old rear fitted tank.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:13 PM   #334
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Very very neat Ian.

Unlike Martin, I will stick with my old rear fitted tank.
Rian you were lucky, yours was already relocated to the rear when you got your truck. Mine like Ian's was in the cab , not a good idea and like I said I wanted more weight over the rear tires . Mind you I think Bill is going to need the most weight over the rear (454) comes to mind
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:24 AM   #335
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Tank Install part 2

The beauty of having the tank in the right position is the measuring and the test fitting the bracket is really easy. I've made a "H" shaped bracket to support the underside of the tank

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and simple "U" brackets to hang the tank, this means that there is no load on the aluminium brackets, all bracket were bent up using a bench vice and a 4lb hammer.

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I'm going to use this noeprene tape between the steel brackets and the aluminium to prevent any "rub", its cloth backed, super strong and expands between 1/8" and 1" so takes up any gaps.

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Tank Install 2 Ĺ

Iím converting the tank to side fill, I bought this 2Ē aluminium tube from a local store that does tuning parts, mainly for German imports and rice rockets, it has a really small dent so I got it for £5.

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The plan is to run through the tube through right-hand chassis rail and Iíll put a filler somewhere in the rear fender.

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Marked the hole position on the side of the gas tank (measure twice cut one) and cut with a 2Ē hole saw.

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The swage on the tube creates a great positive location. The tube a quite long so my plan is the fit three gussets for support it (better safe than sorry) seen here at the carboard template stage.

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Joining the tube to the tank is going to be breaking new ground for me. Firstly, the tank is T6061 which should really be heat treated after welding to prevent cracking etc and secondly, I donít have access to a TIG welder anymore. I rang Henkel chemicals helpline (they used to supply paints, adhesives and sealers to Nissan and Rolls Royce when I worked there) and spoke to a really helpful bloke called Mike. He recommended 3 options, I am going to used Loctite 3450 mainly because of its resistance to petrol (sorry) gasoline. On the test data after 5000hours of exposure to gasoline it still retained over 90% of its original strength. I have some on order, Iíll let you know how I get on!!
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:49 AM   #337
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Re: Ian's Tennessee Honey '64 Short Box Step-side - England

These super adhesives really are game changers.

And a helpful, knowledgeable help desk..... priceless.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:21 AM   #338
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Tank Install 3

Well my "super epoxy" arrived.

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Surface prep was straight forward, key the surface (I used 800 grit) and degrease with a laquer thinner. Its a twin tube dispenser so you can't go wrong with ratio's either.

It's thick enough to form a nice bead, but runny enough flow out to a smooth finish so actually looks ok,

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Probably overkill but I knocked up three "braces" for additional support (using the cardboard template) and attached them using the same epoxy

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Many moons ago I had the misfortune to have a fabricated oil pan holed by a stone (or something) while out driving, really spoilt my day One concern I do have is potentially suffering similar damage to the tank from stones and the like. It's 11 gauge aluminium so should be OK but it is hanging under the truck. Anyway I had some 16 gauge aluminium lying around so I've folded up a stone guard (very much a work in progress at the moment).

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