Lotus Elan

LOTUS ELAN PETROL TANK FROM ANDY WILTSHIRE

PostPost by: ttaunton » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:44 pm

I have just bought one of these beautifully made aluminium tanks, and consider it a thing of beauty! Superbly made, speedily despatched, beautifully welded...what more can I say?
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:07 am

I bought one to.... EXCELLENT. And the fixings are better for securing the tank. A tapped boss underneath rather than studs. Recommended.

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PostPost by: SADLOTUS » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:29 pm

Me too
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PostPost by: msd1107 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:55 pm

Andy will add a return line so later you can convert to FI. Just ask him before he ships.

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PostPost by: curly type 26 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:14 pm

Yep me too bought F/I tank lovely job shame to put in boot :D
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:24 pm

I am currently in discussion with Andy about a FI tank.

I asked him what he has in the way of fitting an in-tank pump ? to which he replied in a very negative way due to major issues relating to Caterham problems. Does anyone know exactly what the Catreham problems are?
My main issue with a built-in swirl pot for an external high pressure pump is the space to put two pumps.

If anyone has done this change I would be pleased to have details.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:40 pm

Brian

You have a PM.

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:08 pm

I just had Andy fabricate a long-range tank for my Elite. This is a copy of the competition tuning tank supplied by Lotus in the period. I can't say too many good things about Andy, a real pleasure to work with. I didn't think to ask about a return line though. Do you think a Megasquirt system would be out of line on my FWE/FWB? :twisted:
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PostPost by: jkolb » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:15 pm

Beautiful work! Anyone know whether he converts his tanks to fuel cells for racing?

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:10 pm

jkolb wrote:Beautiful work! Anyone know whether he converts his tanks to fuel cells for racing?

Jerry


Andy says he can supply foam-filled tanks with various filler options at his web site: www.andywiltshire.com
You would to well to contact him directly with your requirements.
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:15 pm

Jerry I asked Andy that exact question a couple of weeks back - he does not do bladder/fuelcell work.

However, if you like the tanks , send the can to ATL and they will fit a bladder, but really, it would be a shame to cut one of andy's tanks.....

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:14 pm

I just thought to let you know I just received my new tank from Andy - as has been said before it is a thing of beauty and should go on show and not hidden when fitted in the car. See picture

The design was specified by me in order to fit a Mondeo high pressure in-tank pump for the fuel injection system I'm fitting.
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PostPost by: johnsimister » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:51 pm

I've just bought and fitted one of Andy's tanks too. Absolutely lovely and extremely comfortably packed. No more petrol smells in my Elan.

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PostPost by: curly type 26 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:05 pm

Could we be guilty of starting andys alloy tank envy? :lol:
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