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Old 27-10-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hi guys which header tank have you used? & how have you mounted it?
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Old 27-10-2017, 11:55 AM   #2
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Iíve used an Elise header tank, itís exactly the same as an MGZR but the mounting lugs are on the back instead of on top which made it easier for me to mount higher up on the bulkhead.


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Old 27-10-2017, 11:56 AM   #3
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Old 27-10-2017, 12:35 PM   #4
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That must give you 10 bhp? lol. Have you any close up ones of the mount, just checked and I have one of those in a box of spares that came with the car.

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Old 27-10-2017, 05:07 PM   #5
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Just a couple of bits of aluminium angle mate.



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Old 27-10-2017, 05:08 PM   #6
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So it's a MG F one then. Getting out of hand this Lotus pineapple.

I think extending the lugs to get the tank level would help keep a check on coolant. I know in real terms this makes no difference.

I have an Audi TT one. Photo on Phoenix's build.

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No, itís a Lotus one, the mounts are in a different place.


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I know. Just winding you up.

The MG F one looks the same but different lugs. That will be what Keith has. His will work fine.

I would recommend testing the pressure it holds. Simple test shown on my build. It should hold 1 bar. Any leaks will show. Also the caps and tanks are poor.

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There is an upgrade for the caps, the early BMW MINI use the same cap, theyíre just better made.


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Old 30-10-2017, 07:07 AM   #10
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Also of note is that some of the MG-F/TF brigade swap to a VW (Polo I think) expansion tank as it's more reliable than the Rover one.
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Also of note is that some of the MG-F/TF brigade swap to a VW (Polo I think) expansion tank as it's more reliable than the Rover one.
It's not a bad call that as it is a very similar size and has the level switch on it too.
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Old 30-10-2017, 11:11 PM   #12
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Rover 400 is a handy size. Quite flat

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Old 31-10-2017, 08:25 AM   #13
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Hi Richie, do you have any close up's of how you mounted it please?
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Old 31-10-2017, 08:51 AM   #14
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Hi Richie, do you have any close up's of how you mounted it please?
Will take some for you today. These were all i had on my phone last night

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Old 31-10-2017, 01:46 PM   #15
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