Lotus Elan

Fuel Tap

PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:19 pm

Whilst trying to solve my recent misfire problem, I converted to an electric pump setup.
It was something I had anyway considered, since it allowed me to fit a hidden switch,
which would increase security.

In the end, I reconverted back to the mechanical pump, but the question of security
still bugged me, So I've now fitted a fuel tap in the boot such that the "plumbing" is
hidden away under the boot tray, but still allowing room for the spare wheel - although
I don't carry one.

If anyone is interested, I will take pictures and post details.

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PostPost by: saildrive2001 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:05 pm

Please post some pictures Stuart.
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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:44 pm

Keith,

A few pictures.........

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:35 am

Hello you guys, is this post based on possible car theft?
I'm not sure what you're talking about. Where in the world are you?
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:11 am

Hi Stuart,

Can I ask what grade/type of hose you used? And do you get any fuel smells in the boot?

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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:21 pm

Eric,

I'm in the uk and yes it's just another little security attempt that might fool someone.

Robbie,

The hose is your standard petrol grade hose from most local factors.
Sold by the metre, approx ?4 per m.
Stainless steel jubilee clips - good quality.
No leaks, no smells.
Fuel tap came from http://www.fuelsystem.co.uk/

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PostPost by: Frank Howard » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:21 pm

Stewart,

Thanks for letting me know about the hidden fuel valve. Now can you tell me exactly where the car is located?:roll:
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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:44 pm

Sure thing Frank.

You do the same as me, and it'll be right next to you in the garage !

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:03 am

Thanks Stuart,

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