So the next step was to mount the tank, once that was done the carb and its very awkward inlet bend could be properly looked at and mounted. To make things easier Mackenzie removed the wiring loom as the majority of it would be removed or modified.
So it happened, they finally mounted they tank with some simple lugs. Doesn't it look much cleaner? With the horrid bulky switches gone its revealed what nice bars the Van Van has.
A 5 3/4 Bates headlight will be fitted with a small vintage speedo.
Then the inlet was shortened so the carb would be as hidden as possible. The throttle cable at the top hit the tank, so with quick thinking from Luke and a bit of heat, the right hand underside of the tank was hammered to compensate.