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Fuel Tank Sender

by vec 160 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:14 pm

Following on from Big Daz and Phill in the post started by big Daz (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=51487), i have got a price for a minimum order of 20 at a price of £29.40 +vat each.
They would be made as per the drawing put up by Phill with the recess in the holes for the fuel pipes to be bonded in( these would have to be made and put in by yourself).

I will give it a couple of weeks to see if there is any interest and i will let the company know if i want them made or not,

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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by Phill » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:38 pm

I don't need one but to try and get this made i would take 1 :)
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by Allys Cally » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:05 pm

I'll take one
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by vec 160 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:12 pm

I have posted this up on the .com site to see if there is any interest there. If not, i will have to call the company and cancel order,

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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by Phill » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:25 pm

Would they be able to mill this from a plastic or nylon billet as it may work out cheaper per unit. Just a thought to maybe get more orders bud.
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by LE16 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:47 pm

I want one for the LE but then I dont want to have to do any work to fettle them
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by Phill » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:37 pm

Seen this on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Calibra-Fuel ... SwruxbIWOw
It's looks good for the price he is asking £150 but i think the flange Vec 160 was trying to get made for 29.40 + vat with some assembly required looks a better option for the pocket. It's a pitty it never got the numbers required to get it made.
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by Allys Cally » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:40 pm

this whats wrong though Vec 160 was offering a solution to the problem yet nobody wanted to jump on it. that is until it does become a problem and they cannot get a new tank topper and then they end up scrapping the car. i would rather have a part lying there that i could need in the future now than not be able to get that part at all. but maybe thats just me :roll:
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by cal16v » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:10 am

It's not for me to say but I will anyway... :lol:

Had a few interested parties at the time paid say double the asking price, then a minimum run quantity might have been achievable :?:

Any left over parts could have been sold off to subsequent owners looking for these.

£60 odd quid and peace-of-mind with a potential spare to sell off has got to be better than shelling out £150 in a time of need, no?

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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by Phill » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:00 pm

I would have thought vec160 would have had more than 20 orders for this when you think about the number of members we have and know about this issue. I also think it would be better to be made out of a plastic or nylon billet as whatever fuel pipes, unions, glands etc you may use to connect to the fuel lines may be thicker than the hole on the flange, i would rather drill through plastic or nylon than alloy. It may even be cheaper to make. Just my opinion.

Just an idea, can anyone get access to a 3D printer :wink:
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

by Cliff » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:31 am

I reckon you’re right but traffic to the site can be quite low, so perhaps many didn’t see the post. I just noticed the one on eBay was reduced £20 this morning. Still a heck of a price...
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