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Fuel Tank Clearance Problem

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Aug 18, 2006
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Today I returned my fuel tank to Steen Aerolab because it wouldn't fit. Now, I have to either have a tank custom made or make one up myself that of course will have a little less capacity. To avoid this happening to you, be aware that the stock tank is a very tight fit between the interior tubes that start at the center of the lower firewall tube and form a "V" going up to station 24. When I fit and welded my tubes, they ended up joining the cluster at station 24 slightly inboard. So when you fit these 2 tubes, be sure that they join the cluster exactly on center or slightly outboard. 1/4" makes the difference between fit or no fit for the tank.

Al Rice
Skybolt 260

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