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leader fuel tap

Postby ken-drink » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 pm

i know there is someone on here who does new fuel taps, can they get in touch please. and are the new ones proof against ethernol?
also what thread is the fuel tap?

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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby Roger James » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:07 pm

Ken,
The name of the chap who makes new fuel taps for the Leader is Brian Hinchliffe. I know he's around as he posted a message on the Arrow/Leader forum last night, If Brian doesn't respond to your message I will contact him and bring your message to his attention.
The thread on these taps to suit the thread in the fuel tank is 1/4 bsp.

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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby ken-drink » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:26 am

many thanks for that, i see drags have some new one, looks a slightly different design, corks dont last long with this modern fuel.
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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby bh.sprint » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:36 pm

Hello Ken,

As Roger said the thread is 1/4 bsp 19 TPI.

I'm just starting to make 2/3 taps Leader and Arrow, they should be ready in a few weeks time. I make a batch of components and then assemble the taps as needed.
Re modern fuel.

I 've not noticed a significant difference in the life of the corks in the taps due to the fuel, what seems to make the most difference is the quality of the cork ie porous material and harder material. I had some corks a few years ago which were very springy and they lasted a long time.
The corks in my bike taps last from 6 to 10 years with a bit of care. The last one was changed not because it leaked , there was just a suggestion of fuel at the tap end but because it vibrated closed on a long run.
I've experimeted with' corks' made from synthetic wine bottle corks and so far they seem to be doing well. I cut them out using a home made cork cutter.

Regards Brian H.
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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby ken-drink » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:52 am

can i have a complete tap please Brian, need one that does not leak. tried new corks but they don't last long.
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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby bh.sprint » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:46 pm

Hello Ken,

I'm working on some now, I'l let you know when they are done. The bore of some of the older tap bodies are a bit rough and worn, this may also wear the cork and reduce their life.

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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby bh.sprint » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:03 pm

Hi Ken,

The Leader tap will be ready at the end of next week, I'll contact you to give price and mailing details.

Regards Brian Hinchliffe ( I may have limited internet contact for the next few days )

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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby bruce.carrad » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:41 am

I dribble hot candle wax on the cork of a leaky tap. Seems to work.

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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby ken-drink » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:50 pm

any luck Brian with the new fuel tap for my Leader?
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Re: leader fuel tap

Postby bh.sprint » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:45 pm

Hi Ken,

The tap is ready, I sent a message through on the private message board a couple of days a go, if its not arrived let me know and I'll send it again.

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