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petrol tank cap washer

tractorman414

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For one, I want to get a standard petrol tank cap re-chromed and for two I want to replace the soft washer on a cap with good chrome. Either way I believe I will have to dismantle the cap, but it looks a bit like a Chinese puzzle ! with I imagine the head of a split pin protruding from the sheet metal dome under. Advise on "how to" would be welcome
 

ogrilp400

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Prise out the cork sealing washer. Then push the spring loaded diaphragm down and into the recess which is inside the knurled top edge. The opposite edge of the diaphragm should then rise high enough to be able to be withdrawn above the edge of the cap.

Phelps.
 

Albervin

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I've not seen this before, is it somewhere on this website?

Howard
This is from pre-web when the algae moved from the morass to become owners of Vincents.........;) They are called books & are wonderful things that can be moved from the house to the shed without needing to re-boot!
 

Howard

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This is from pre-web when the algae moved from the morass to become owners of Vincents.........;) They are called books & are wonderful things that can be moved from the house to the shed without needing to re-boot!

Ah yes. I had some of those once upon a time. The problem is, I think my memory's reverting to the algae stage, so I can only find things that don't move around ( and I sometimes have trouble finding some that don't move).
 

tractorman414

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40 years on

It's a compilation of tech info from MPH during the years '49 - '88. Available from the club merchandise shop , highly recommended and indispensable.

thanks gentlemen. luckily I have mph 444, so all is now explained.

I thought I might treat myself to 40 years on. The club shop are out of stock but Russell Kemp still has copies for sale

Bernard Jones
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