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