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I used tank sealant after I had cleaned it using small gravel and a weak phosphoric solution. Time will tell as I hate those inline filters. There is a gauze on the pickup tube and I think there's one at the carb...I must check that
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Connie is exempt for road tax and MOT - I've applied and received the exemptions. However, as she has been off the road for 14 years, been stripped and had loads of new parts fitted it made sense to have her tested for piece of mind. It's also proof of roadworthiness (which you still need to prove), at least on the day.

One tip I picked up from the MOT station. If you don't have an MOT and need to make an insurance claim a number of insurance companies are insisting on an engineers report before they pay out - the cost of the MOT looks good value in comparison.

Another suggestion (not sure if true) is, when they do random spot checks for MOT's you are more likely to get pulled over if you are exempt (and without MOT) to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy.
All quite enlightening stuff. I will look into that further. I haven't MOTd the 500 since exemption applied. However, all the steering rods and joints have been replaced, lots of structural welding done and a complete set of tyres.
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That's what I would have thought but there is nothing in the water pump housing to bolt to. All I can think of is that there must have been a separate bracket at some point but this has been lost. The cable tie will have to do for now, I'll fabricate a new bracket in the future.
This is the new pump (sorry I didn't remove from the bag) which shows the tapped hole. The other picture is a bit hard to understand but shows where it attaches on my existing pump.
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The mounting point is missing on my water pump. Looking at the casting it looks like it should have been there at some point. I suspect that it would have been a bad casting that got through the Fiat quality control back then
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On further investigation, the mounting point has been ground off to make room for the alternator.
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