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keys55
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Right side gas tank line fitting

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Post by keys55 » Sun May 29, 2005 2:37 am

I have a 56 pan. The right side gas tank fitting [petcock] is shot. I tried heating it up to remove. NOPE. I tried undoing the tank bevel around it. NOPE. Nobody seems to make a replacement or I could see how it is put in there. I think the threads are 7/16x26. That sounds like a nightmare in itself. But I find that a lot in the old American Standard. I thought about building up metal an re-tapping. ANY IDEAS?



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Re: Right side gas tank line fitting

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Post by VintageTwin » Sun May 29, 2005 3:55 am

right side OEM gas tank is a flared nipple. The gas line crossover is a female flared fitting on the right side. Are your tanks OEM?

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Re: Right side gas tank line fitting

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Post by keys55 » Sun May 29, 2005 9:18 am

I used the wrong word. Yes they are oem. The nipple is shot. Kinda like the EX's, only she had 2 of em. ;)

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Re: Right side gas tank line fitting

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Post by VintageTwin » Sun May 29, 2005 12:51 pm

Brass flared are abundant, but you'd need steel. Probably a lathe- made item. Call Custom Chrome and see if the have petcock bungs first. Then if not, take the female flared to a machinist and have him make a male nipple for it. Careful with those gas fumes Eugene!

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Re: Right side gas tank line fitting

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Post by keys55 » Sun May 29, 2005 6:24 pm

I washed it out first. I had a friend that was cutting up an old fuel oil tank. He was old enough to know better. 3 Months in the hospital may have taught him though. Thanks for the info. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARLEY PUT THEM IN? 2 piece or weld?

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Re: Right side gas tank line fitting

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Post by VintageTwin » Sun May 29, 2005 6:30 pm

I think the bung was one piece consisting of a nipple and collar. Try Custom Chrome on Tuesday. Washing the tank out isn't enough, I'm sure you know. You need to put dry ice in there for carbon dioxide. Don't try this at home. Find someone to do it that does it everyday.

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Re: Right side gas tank line fitting

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Post by keys55 » Sun May 29, 2005 6:44 pm

I thought 2 piece. That is why I took out the little bend of metal surrounging it and tried twisting it. Then heat and try. By the way, if your tanks are sealed, be careful. Yes, I found out the hard way. BAD fumes. NOW I have to re-seal. DOES ANYTHING take that stuff off, now that I have fried a small portion of it?

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Re: Right side gas tank line fitting

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Post by mbskeam » Sun May 29, 2005 10:13 pm

hello,
try acetone, it will take out the sealer . but it will kill a paint job if you get it on it. what out for the fumes as they are strong. do this out side.
mbskeam

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