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  • #307317
    Dennis Frey
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    @denber6300

    I recently acquired a MIGI TD project.  Among many questions, my current quiz is:  Where is the best FUEL FILLER placement.  The one on mine is under the front “bonnet”, requiring opening the bonnet, and filling the fuel there.   I’ve had an idea to route the filler tube to the fake radiator /moto meter, attach the moto meter to the fuel filler cap.  What do you all think ?

    #307324
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I remember the look of horror on the crew at the station where, on our trip to VA Beach, Paul Mossberg topped off his MG by sticking the fuel nozzle in his radiator. That would be my choice, but my tank is in the back.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #307325
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Most of our VW-based cars have mounted tank mounted too high for this to work.  It’s feasible only if the tank is way down low on the floor, as in the Duchess, which has a custom fuel tank.

    #307326
    crash55
    Participant

    @crash55

    Classic Roadster replicas do it that way about 10 gallon tank mounted on the right side floor. Look under library to manuals to see how it is done.

    #307328
    Dennis Frey
    Participant

    @denber6300

    Thanks for the tips, guys.  Makes sense.

    #307345
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    I remember the look of horror on the crew at the station where, on our trip to VA Beach, Paul Mossberg topped off his MG by sticking the fuel nozzle in his radiator.

    I had a lot of fun with that over the years! Amazing how many people would try to stop my, usually with a “hey idiot, what are you doing” attitude!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #307346
    Paul Mossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Most of our VW-based cars have mounted tank mounted too high for this to work. It’s feasible only if the tank is way down low on the floor, as in the Duchess, which has a custom fuel tank.

    An additional comment on the Classic Roadsters Ltd. approach…

    The firewall in a Duchess goes straight down to the floor. The tank is mounted on the VW pan and the filler pipe runs out the front of the tank, and up through the radiator cap.

    The replicas that use a VW gas tank typically have the fiberglass molded to allow the tank to “drop in.” If memory serves, that does not leave enough flat floor space to facilitate the Duchess’ fuel tank approach.

    At the end of the day, it’s not that much of a hassle to open the trunk lid to fill your tank. I still have to do that in my Intermaccanica Roadster. I’d say live with it!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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