Hi, new topic for the restoration of my Mini, this time on the mechanics.
I have always thought my tank had a small shape for being the 7,5 gallons version.
Now I could get a 7,5 spare, and putting them side-by-side I realized it's the 5,5 gallons which was built in my car (it's the paint stripped one).
However, mine has had a diagonal strap mounted in the car, which as far as I know did not exist on the small tank. It definitely looks as an original feature as the shape for the strap is very neat.
Is that an exotic version? Or an evolution from the old to the new one?
My car has been first registered in april 1979. Beleiving Minispares the change to the bigger tank happened in 1980.