The second issue was that the petrol tank is mounted through a hole positioned at the rear of my body shell. The issue here is that the tank would need some form of protection to make sure that rocks and rough roads can't damage it or worse still put a hole in it.
The solution to this is actually quite easy and you will see from the design posting we plan to place this where the rear seats would have been folded into.
With a little help from Jonathan the design we came up with was a 160 litre alloy tank which is filled with safety foam to make it safe and prevent the build up of fumes.
|The actual drawing for fabricators|
The internal pipes (shown in green) will allow the petrol pump to suck up petrol from either side of the tank straddling the prop shaft tunnel. This tank when full should hopefully give me a range of around 1,000 miles at 30 mpg. I'm estimating a low mpg as when the tank is full it'll be the same weight as two people in the back seat and I don't suppose I'd get much more than that. If I do it'll be a bonus.