Galvanized Fuel Tanks for Classic British Cars







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: March 4, 2012
Categories: General News

ORIGINAL SPEC. GALVANISED FUEL TANKS FOR CLASSIC BRITISH CARS NOW AVAILABLE FROM BRITISH MOTOR HERITAGE

Galvanized Fuel Tanks

Galvanised fuel tanks are now available from British Motor Heritage (BMH) dealers for most Minis, Morris Minor 1000s, MGBs, MG Midgets and Triumph Spitfires, and further additions to the range are planned for later this year.

The new tanks are made to the original specification (including baffles where appropriate) on the original press tools, jigs and roller welder. It is the recent major refurbishment of the latter – the machine that creates the all-important seal for the main body of the tank – that has allowed BMH to make the milestone move from un-plated steel to the infinitely more corrosion-resistant galvanised stock for these replacement items.

Lack of corrosion resistance is the Achilles heel of most classic car fuel tanks, and a particular headache with MGB ones, which tend to rust from the top down due to the water trap between the tank and boot floor. The use of galvanised steel eliminates such problems entirely and is therefore a major product improvement.

BMH also manufactures a competition fuel tank for the MGB that is both baffled and foam filled.

The full range of tanks currently in production is:

Model                             Part Number    Suggested Retail Price (incl. VAT)

Mini ARP1043 £215
WFE106090 £255
Minor 1000 ARA472 £195
MG Midget NRP1199 £175
MGB NRP1174 £195
NRP1176 £195
NRP2 £195
NRP4 £195
Triumph Spitfire TS311589 £215
TS3395 £215
MGB Competition HMP113201 £225