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Water tank for Blitz

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by rstucke, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Todays progress pics
    You can see where I originally welded up the holes Sopru put in thinking I didn't need or want a tank.

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  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Old Valiant's had longitudinal torsion bars for front springs. Before doing a wheel alignment front guard height had to be adjusted via the torsion bars with someone sitting in the drivers seat (can't remember if the w/shop manual specified a particular weight)

    I guess I'll be checking guard heights as well considering the weight on the driver side.
    I've organised a drive over a Platetronic when I'm finished which will give me the weight on each wheel, toe in on each axle as well as axle parallelism.
     
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  3. David H

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    Damn I wish I understood that:(...well I do (a bit) . I like the nth degree you do Rick:). It's a pleasure to watch:D.
    I'm a bit 'that's close.........that'll do':p. Mine's got an 'in line electric pump' activated by a kick switch to the standard camper pump. Left foot forward...water out of tap. Has an inline reverse flow to hold head for pump.
    Worst part of 'instant water' is educating camper partner that it's not 'never ending' like at home:(.
    Cheers
     
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  4. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    =Todays effort

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    One more strap to go.
    Hopefully finished underneath tomorrow. Friday for plumbing.
     
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    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Hang in there David
    All will be explained when it happens
     
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  6. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Tank's finally in
    Plumbing tomorrow

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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Nice:). I'd love to chat with you about the engineering decisions on this re the support. Just 'cos I like to discuss this sort of stuff....the why we make different choices etc. Not being critical at all but the standard approach was a frame around the base of the tank bolted up thru the floor. One frame , 4 bolts, one off each corner. Why did you opt for straps? Just very interested Rick. What thickness & grade s/s did you use?
    Just respectful enquiry;).
    BTW both mine vent to behind the stove/fridge on the LHS up thru the excess gas drainage holes.
    Cheers
     
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  8. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I think the frame was an easy way out.
    The straps were a nightmare to get right
    I didn't use the frame because of the angle at the bottom of the tank (to induce a low section).
    Anyway I like a challenge and this was one moth#r f@#&ing one of a son of a b$#ch of a one.
    More pics tomorrow
     
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    David H Well-Known Member

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    Frame would just need different length bolts. I know you love a challenge & we all design stuff & it doesn't always match what we have in our head:mad:.
    We must share this journey over a glass or two;).
    Cheers
     
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    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    More than pleased to have a glass with you and Lauren
     
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    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Funny, the mechanic down the end of the complex I'm in asked what all the swearing was about this arvo
    I told him I hate kombis (I didn't mean it)
     
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    I love kombis even when I'm swearing at them;).
    I've a son-in-law (diesel mechanic heavy trucks) whos favourite work phrase is " overkill is underrated". You should meet him:). I think you'd have something in common:p.
    Cheers
     
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  13. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about going to Bretti for a few days when this is over
    Are you interested?
     
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  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Keen as if it ever rains to get water into the Barnard. You still going to Old Bar? We've got a 2 beddy 2 bathroom unit at Meridian. You & Kim welcome to stay. Mr Beckstar in the same complex.
    You can only stay with us if you like wine;).
    Cheers
     
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    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Any other time I'd take you up on your offer
    The weekend before is my youngest daughters wedding
    The weekend after we're booked on the Spirit of Taswegian for a few weeks of sight seeing on the apple isle.
    I'm gonna need the time in between to sort out bike carry racks.
     
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    So if you go thru Burnie check out 19/21 Bay St. My parents built that place. Dad gouged the garage out of the rock;). Whilst in Taswegia say hi to all my relo's:p. They all are:oops:!
    Cheers
     
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  17. KahunaKombi

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    The good old bulldog/foldback clips :eek: so versatile ;)
     
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    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    It's all about how you use what you've got.
     
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    You learn quickly to keep your fingers out of the way :confused: with them in the open position just in case you lose your grip.
     
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  20. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    nearly done
    finished tomorrow
    Then a run over Plantronic

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    Looks more complicated than it is.
     

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