TankReturning home, and once I collected my thoughts, I turned my attention to the tank. The problem with the standard offering is it restricts the legroom on the passenger side for anybody over 4'8" which is most of the population of UK. I have mocked up in cardboard my latest design (MK 2).
10. The fuel tank must be positioned so that in the event of a leak the fuel could
not accumulate or find a path to the passenger compartment. (if fitted in a
compartment there must be a drain which does not exit onto a heat source)
11. A Fuel Tank must not be located in, or form part of the passenger
compartment, or other compartment integral with it and the bulkhead that
separate the passengers from the fuel tank must be free from holes through
which any escaped fuel could travel.
Grp seatA GRP seat was obtained MK Engineering the position adjuster was sourced from ebay Additional cleats were welded to the chassis as I don't want any holes in the floor for this. I checked the steering position with the donor steering items from the puma.
SteeringI felt that the steering was not at a comfortable arms length. I did not want to modify the position of the PATS sensor either so I modified the chassis (preliminary see later) to give a bit more room for the stuff around the steering lock. I am retaining the steering lock as the anti theft device for IVA.The Ford steering lock has the PATS sensor attached to the ignition switch. I intend to retain this part of the wiring.
References:1) Cadwell Park: http://youtu.be/r_IwNYjZRhU
2) AllyFab: www.allyfab.co.uk
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