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Offline roger h

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EW petrol tank caps
« on: 05 Aug 2021 at 10:01 »
Does anyone make the tank caps for petrol and oil for the EW model (and others?) - 2 bayonet type, not the screw on type. ??
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Roger

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Re: EW petrol tank caps
« Reply #1 on: 06 Aug 2021 at 12:30 »
Hi I made these 2 for my EW,the spring is the hardest part to make.



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Re: EW petrol tank caps
« Reply #2 on: 07 Aug 2021 at 00:13 »
Maybe you could run classes on making them - or supply them readymade !?
There is certainly a demand for them.

There has been previous chitchat that the Austin 7 chappies have suitable caps available for some models of those.
But not nickel plated ...

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Re: EW petrol tank caps
« Reply #3 on: 07 Aug 2021 at 07:23 »
I think you will find the Austin 7 caps are oil filler caps that probably dont have the breather hole necessary for use on a petrol tank.

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Re: EW petrol tank caps
« Reply #4 on: 07 Aug 2021 at 23:59 »
Nonetheless, they are the caps oft recommended. ?

And it doesn't take much to add a hole. !
Much easier than removing one...

They do have 3 rivet heads, rather than 2.
Rivet counters take note

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Re: EW petrol tank caps
« Reply #5 on: 08 Aug 2021 at 08:16 »
I thought it was worth mentioning it, as, without the breather hole, the engine could run weak (with disastrous consequences!)

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Re: EW petrol tank caps
« Reply #6 on: 08 Aug 2021 at 22:28 »
Thanks everyone. This request was for a pal in Worcestershire who has managed to lose his petrol cap. I've passed on the replies.
Cheers,
Roger