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Waanderlust Project--Phase II | Tuesday, June 7, 2011

With new fittings now on hand, I could extend the studs on the fuel tank hanging straps.  I used stainless steel coupling nuts and studs to lengthen the straps, after which I hung the tank in place in the existing brackets beneath the cockpit sole.

The straps prohibited any fore and aft movement, but side-to-side movement was still possible, so later I'd install webbing straps to secure the tank in the other direction.  There hadn't been any such sideways restraint in the original installation, leading me to wonder if it was the fuel fill nipple that essentially had held the tank in place all those years.  I still had to install the fuel fill nipple and deck plate, but the nipple I had on hand was too short, so I ordered a longer one and would complete that installation soon.

With the tank in its final position, I installed some additional fuel fittings and the tank drain valve. 


Afterwards, I sanded and revarnished the deadlight frames.


Total Time Billed on This Job Today:  1.75 hours

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