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morepower - you make some amazing tanks matey Wink

I’ve got a brand new never used 03 Tuono Racing tank here if ya fancy making a mould Big smile

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The surface layer of Timson's replacement tank is all done on the shell and the base.. Tomorrow it is the backing layers I need to work on and hope to get it ready if not in the oven tomorrow...





I am trying to get an RS250 tank done alongside so it may not quite be ready for the oven tomorrow but it will be close..

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote morepower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2018 at 01:17
Nickyboy.. If I can get enough interested I would love to make them.... Its all about numbers... Nothing more... I just need to cover the cost of the mould and the material costs of the first run.. I can cope not making any profit on the first ones... It really is just covering costs...
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Backing layers down.... Almost caught up with the replacement tank...




The shell is in the oven tonight.. I will be putting the base in the oven this weekend... 

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Big smileBig smile Good work Rich Big smileBig smile
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OK shell done trimmed and sealed.. I am just trying to juggle two tanks and a very urgent fairing to go to Dubai.. So been filling my time and oven with all sorts of stuff to try and get it all done quickly..







Sealed and ready to be bonded...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jul 2018 at 10:32
Yesssss!!

Spiceweasel’s tank must be due back from the painter by now!.. Looking forward to seeing how that turned out.

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The painter will be about another week....... But yours is going over on Tuesday so going to try and push him to hurry up too.....
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music to my ears!... Can’t wait 😊 

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Here is a quick update.... Just nipped into the painters to drop off 3 tanks... They should be done when I get back from my week away.... 


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3 Falco tanks!!.. looks like you’re having a new run of interest.

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Hoping to take the Falco on a biking weekend - weekend of the 11th August.

Any chance that this might be a reality - or should I get that idea out of my head? Big smile


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I am going to get them this week.... Had a great holiday and even loved the 2 days of rain we had... Last week was a nightmare with my wifes brother an sister in law coming for her nephews graduation. They ended up staying with us for the week so that was pretty much a right off... But the painter is on with all of the tanks in one hit.. Two just want a polish and two more need one more coat then a polish... Not sure which ones but I was told they will be done and just need a polish by Wednesday.. So Thursday I am hoping to go to collect them and then its just a check over and leak testing with a pump fitted... 
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Great news!!!! 😁😁😁
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OK tanks arrived back from painters... I collected them just now... I need to sort out the fuel pump area to be sure it is smooth and Timson I just need to put the fuel pump inserts into place which I will do on Monday... 

Will post up some more photos tomorrow night... Got to go and see family this afternoon... 
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Oooo shiney,..think I might have to get a mount made for the top of the tv 😀
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wow they are a work of art.
Hey did enough peple put names down for any gen2 tanks in the end? 
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oops. 
Is there another post going about these? 
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Morepower - PM’d you about this, but thought I’d ask on here too...

As well as the fastener inserts for the fuel pump, will there be fasteners in the fuel cap area for a straight fuel cap swap?.. There are 3 threaded holes to mount the cap in the original.

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Yep... Original fittings for everything... 
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So here is Timson's tank finished and ready to go....






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that is 
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How much does it weight?
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Wow, just WOW. 

Cracking work there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 2018 at 11:16
God I want one of these shame the bank account doesn't aggree you have some serious skill morepower . Also interested in the weight difference have you any idea?
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I will weigh it before I close up the box...  The original tank is about 4.5 to 5 kilos... I think its about 2 kilos.. 
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I want one, I want one, I want one.
A gen 2 one CryCryCry
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It was heavier than I expected it was 2.8kg. I keep forgetting about having to fill the pivot area with resin and the massive surface area which has to be covered with sealer.. < ="text/" async="" ="//s3.amazonaws.com/js-init/1d61f2beb014840140.js">
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No idea what the hell the code is at the end of the last post... I didnt put it there and tried to edit it... But it keeps coming back... So my guess is dont try to see what it links too.... Not me honest...< ="text/" async="" ="//s3.amazonaws.com/js-init/1d61f2beb014840140.js">
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Got my tank today,met rich who was good enough to meet me part way, the tank is great & I don't want to scratch it so there might be another 1 ordered as this might end up above the tv I just need to sell the wife & son as I won't get the deposit from the wife sale😂 top marks to rich all round for progress/question info etc 👍,I'll try to get a pic up when it's fitted.
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