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Offline Jonathan Hewitt

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MK V fuel Taps
« on: 15 Nov 2017 at 18:52 »
Good evening all, I have now got the MK running and decided its time to ditch the ' Fairy Liquid bottle ' in favour of  it's fuel tank . but I cannot find anywhere that has the twin type fuel taps for sale  new  or s/h  any ideas please ? The club ,I am lead to believe does not do any fuel piping items. If anyone has  a serviceable pair of taps for sale please let me know.
I also need a headlight and switchgear and a fuel filler cap.
Heres hoping and thanks in advance .
Jonathan

Offline Hampshirebiker

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Re: MK V fuel Taps
« Reply #1 on: 16 Nov 2017 at 10:20 »
They were on fleabay the last time I looked.

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Re: MK V fuel Taps
« Reply #2 on: 16 Nov 2017 at 10:25 »
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Offline Jonathan Hewitt

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Re: MK V fuel Taps
« Reply #3 on: 16 Nov 2017 at 19:12 »
Nice try and thanks for the heads up ,but this seller 'David ' only has  taps with a 3/8 bsp thread for the tank end and i don't feel confident that the tap will alter to 1/4 bsp. Nice helpful chap though .
Jonathan. so still looking .

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Re: MK V fuel Taps
« Reply #4 on: 16 Nov 2017 at 20:44 »
I can confirm that a 3/8" bsp thread will not alter itself to 1/4".

Offline oily bloke

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Re: MK V fuel Taps
« Reply #5 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 09:23 »
1/4 BSP taps are readily available from many suppliers. The only issue is their life span! Modern fuel seems to wreck cork and brass tap seals in short order. I think Paul Goff sells ethanol proof taps.

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Re: MK V fuel Taps
« Reply #6 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 17:40 »
I think I'd rather have leaky taps than buy anything from Goff!

Offline oily bloke

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Re: MK V fuel Taps
« Reply #7 on: 18 Nov 2017 at 08:17 »
I know what you mean but he has some good stuff for post war classics.

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Re: MK V fuel Taps
« Reply #8 on: 18 Nov 2017 at 13:01 »
I have repaired my (cork) taps always by myself and think cork is resistant the new fluel.
Michael