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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #15 on: 19.01. 2018 13:46 »
Make sure you put a blanking plug or old duff taps in the outlets though!
I bought some blanking plugs for the tap spigots but still needed to buy a thread tap to clean the threads further in.


I'd be happy to lend out the plugs and tap if anyone here needs them.

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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #16 on: 19.01. 2018 16:00 »
I've got a melty liner in one of my tanks.

If you do go with one it needs to be able to cope with at least 10% ethanol in petrol.
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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #17 on: 01.07. 2020 02:19 »
Make sure you put a blanking plug or old duff taps in the outlets though!
I bought some blanking plugs for the tap spigots but still needed to buy a thread tap to clean the threads further in.


I'd be happy to lend out the plugs and tap if anyone here needs them.

Hey GB
Having just got a new replica tank, I'll need to to run a tap through the fuel tap threads before I fit them. Very generous offer on the loan but I'd prefer to buy the necessary tap but could you tell me what size I'll need to order please.
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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #18 on: 01.07. 2020 09:13 »
Make sure you put a blanking plug or old duff taps in the outlets though!
I bought some blanking plugs for the tap spigots but still needed to buy a thread tap to clean the threads further in.


I'd be happy to lend out the plugs and tap if anyone here needs them.

Hey GB
Having just got a new replica tank, I'll need to to run a tap through the fuel tap threads before I fit them. Very generous offer on the loan but I'd prefer to buy the necessary tap but could you tell me what size I'll need to order please.
Cheers
Jase
I think it's a BSP thread. I'll need to find the tap before I can tell you the size. If no one gets back to you, I'll tell you later.

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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #19 on: 01.07. 2020 09:38 »
If that's an Indian tank then it may be nothing like GB's original. Am pleased with my tank but the taps took some fettling. Can't remember what the thread was sorry to say but i did fit an off the shelf adaptor and forced it in with lots of tank sealer and it's been good for years and lots of miles now. A more patient or sympathetic owner would probably/definitely baulk at this.
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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #20 on: 01.07. 2020 11:04 »
Cheers GB and Jim, I can definitely see some fettling occurring over the weekend!
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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #21 on: 01.07. 2020 18:59 »
Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I've only just remembered to look for that tap.
It says BSP 3/8 - 19 on the side.

The offer of a loan of the tap is still open.

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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #22 on: 01.07. 2020 19:05 »
Thanks GB, that's very generous of you. If I message you my address how do you want paying for postage? I'll post it back the same day it arrives.
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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #23 on: 01.07. 2020 23:00 »
Really needs to be BSPP, BSP is tapered whereas BSPP is parallel.

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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #24 on: 01.07. 2020 23:03 »
Really needs to be BSPP, BSP is tapered whereas BSPP is parallel.

Are you thinking of the tap spigot maybe?

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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #25 on: 01.07. 2020 23:11 »
I am thinking about the thread in the tank.
I am not in the shed at the moment and I am thinking about swinging arm tanks which have a reducing bush which screws into the tank and if my memory serves me well the bush is 3/8 BSPP to 1/4 BSPP.

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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #26 on: 02.07. 2020 08:32 »
Really needs to be BSPP, BSP is tapered whereas BSPP is parallel.

No it's not. BSPT is the tapered thread fittings (of which there are none on a BSA) but the tank spigots are BSP (which is a parallel thread) not BSPP.
BSP and BSPP are not the same.

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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #27 on: 02.07. 2020 14:05 »
Thanks GB, that's very generous of you. If I message you my address how do you want paying for postage? I'll post it back the same day it arrives.
Cheers
Jase
The tap is in the post, First Class.

I don't want you to pay me anything. If you would like to donate an amount to this forum of at least your return postage charge, I will be happy.

No need to rush it back; I'm not planning to use it for the foreseeable future!

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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #28 on: 02.07. 2020 15:21 »
Thanks GB.
Ill look into how to make a donation
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Re: A10 plunger fuel tank
« Reply #29 on: 02.07. 2020 23:36 »
Rex, According to my thread chart, you are wrong.
I will grant you that I should have called the tapered form BSPT but the parallel form is BSPP, unless my thread book is wrong.