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Finally after a bit more 'revision' the beer barrel or keg-tech fuel tank is actually ready to fit !!

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4 bits of metal fuel pipe were cut to length, then brazed into 8mm holes, and finally covered in epoxy to protect them.

There are 2 different length pickup pipes so that  when the higher one starts sucking air, I can switch to the low one and run on the 'reserve' while looking for a petrol station ! (Ok, maybe a gauge would be more sensible!). The other 2 connections are for the fuel return, and a vent to allow air in.

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For test purposes, 1 feed has been looped back to the vent, and the pump output goes straight back into the return. This allows the pump to be checked without p155ing petrol around.

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A couple of strips of steel were cut to make straps to hold the tank down, these have a loop at the rear end, which goes round a bit of 20mm box across the boot, and the other end has a sleeve for a tensioning bolt that will go into the floor somewhere.

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The tank bolted in place. I was not convinced about the over centre clips on the access hatch, so I welded a jubilee clip on to make it more secure.

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When fully tightened the keg is very solid, and looks quite nice across the radiator when the boot is open !

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Finally, I lobbed in the battery and connected the new radiator fans, and have provided evidence of them working :-)

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Diy fuel injection by MEGASQUIRT www.msefi.com

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