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Offline Stephen Foster

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Ethanol resistant fuel tap washers , etc ?
« on: 01.07. 2012 19:19 »
I am ready to source new fuel taps for My 1956 Swinging Arm "Golden Flash" & am wondering if Anyone can help Me ?
Im uncertain if there are any special seals , washers , etc for the Ethanol fuel ?

If so where are these obtained & which is the original fuel tap for My machine ..manuals , parts lists are very ambiguous ?

Also wondering if siamese pipes were originally available to order in 1955 /56 for the Swinging arm "Golden flash" from the B.S.A factory ?

Im planning on fitting these and wonder if the carb jetting may need adjustment to suit ?

Thanks in advance ,

Are there any forum members in the Preston , Lancs area ?

Steve ...
I own a 1955/56 B.S.A Swinging Arm "Golden Flash" , had it since 1976 .

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Re: Ethanol resistant fuel tap washers , etc ?
« Reply #1 on: 01.07. 2012 21:22 »
Hi Stephen
I used 8mm gas taps from b&q as petrol taps for my A10. They've now been used for over three years with no leaks. Ethanol doesn't affect them. If you do a search for "petrol taps" and look at my posts there are some pictures and details of the fit.
I hope this makes sense and is some help.
Cheers
Frank.  *smile*

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Re: Ethanol resistant fuel tap washers , etc ?
« Reply #2 on: 02.07. 2012 12:32 »
Hi Stephen, I fitted taps from Paul Goff , they were reasonably priced  ,ethanol resistant and have worked well for over a year with no leaks, 01494 868218 likewise he does LED light bulbs and halagen headlight bulbs , no connection other than a very satified customer BobH
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Re: Ethanol resistant fuel tap washers , etc ?
« Reply #3 on: 02.07. 2012 12:53 »
Thanks Everyone !
Ill contact Paul Goff then .

Regards,
Steve ..
I own a 1955/56 B.S.A Swinging Arm "Golden Flash" , had it since 1976 .