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Offline Daren W Australia

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Post war fuel cap what are they off ?
« on: 23 Apr 2020 at 03:53 »
Hi Post war fuel cap what are they off ? where can I get 1 they must fit other bikes cars

Ta Daren
« Last Edit: 23 Apr 2020 at 23:17 by Daren W Australia »
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Re: Post war fuel cap what are they off ?
« Reply #1 on: 17 Jun 2020 at 09:09 »
So is it Douglas only or is it Rudge ect ??
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Re: Post war fuel cap what are they off ?
« Reply #2 on: 17 Jun 2020 at 16:19 »
As I know, the fuel tank cap on the t35 models fit only this models.
Im also looking for one.

Michael

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Re: Post war fuel cap what are they off ?
« Reply #3 on: 17 Jun 2020 at 18:29 »
I have a cap (Its not for sale) but with a magnifying glass I can make out
WESTWOOD  there is a firm still making garden tractor spares but there are references to WESTWOOD vintage caps on google
the only other clue is a partial (or full!)  number I think is  291941
it has two arms inside to mach the tank pegs and a chain on a bracket
if you find a source PM me as mine is a little rusty inside :-)

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Re: Post war fuel cap what are they off ?
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jun 2020 at 18:06 »
Have a look at the eBay link below. According to the seller the fuel cap is 2 1/2 inches OD. The internal diameter is 2 7/16 inches. The measurement across the locking plate is 1 7/8 inches. That seems to be very close to what we need for post war bikes. The locking plate may need a bit of tweeking but with any luck it could fit. Worth a try for those who are desperate for a fuel cap.
OK I know its off a Harley but I have washed my mouth out.

Roy


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MCS-HARLEY-REPLACEMENT-CHROME-OEM-STYLE-EARLY-GASCAPS-1936-73-VENTED-BC35272-T/271652384097?hash=item3f3fbe6d61:g:xw4AAOSwcu5UUoi8
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Re: Post war fuel cap what are they off ?
« Reply #5 on: 21 Jun 2020 at 21:05 »
They look like they may fit my Aero too.
Does anyone know if the oil tank cap need to be vented, or would a non-vented cap work fine?

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Re: Post war fuel cap what are they off ?
« Reply #6 on: 22 Jun 2020 at 06:42 »
I have a cap (Its not for sale) but with a magnifying glass I can make out
WESTWOOD  there is a firm still making garden tractor spares but there are references to WESTWOOD vintage caps on google
the only other clue is a partial (or full!)  number I think is  291941
it has two arms inside to mach the tank pegs and a chain on a bracket

This cap was made by Westwood Rim and Patents Ltd., from 1928. They were still making a range of caps for tanks, radiators etc in the late 1950s.

Leon

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Re: Post war fuel cap what are they off ?
« Reply #7 on: 22 Jun 2020 at 08:21 »
Hi Aero

The chap selling these does both vented and non vented in the same style and same price. As far as I know the oil cap on the Aero should be vented unless someone knows different. The two Aeros we have both have vented caps.

Roy