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A.C. fuel tank cap/float?


macallis180

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Seem to be having a difficult time finding the correct cap/gauge. Finally decided I was tired of cutting out bottoms of peanut butter jars to use as covers, and want to buy 2 new, or gently used caps. Will be for HB112, B112, HB212, all have the approx 6 1/2" tall tank to top of neck,  1 1/2" cap. Have got a couple short ones, but would like to get ones that have the 5 1/2" total stem length from under the cap.  This one seems to be the most accurate.

Any ideas?  Price seems to vary widely, but haven't seen this dimension yet.

Thanks.

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14 hours ago, macallis180 said:

Found it on Jacks Small Engine = $30.00 each.

Anyone found them more reasonably priced?

Last one I bought at a dealership cost nearly $30 and that was couple years ago. I have a bunch of old ones without faces that I've tried to glue faces to but gasoline seems to soften most glue and before long I'm getting sprayed with it. 

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Yep, I have had mixed success with glue on these when I have cut out lens from peanut butter jar bottoms. Got a couple that worked out, but more that didn't.  lol.

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2 hours ago, gwiseman said:

but gasoline seems to soften most glue and before long I'm getting sprayed with it

 

1 hour ago, macallis180 said:

mixed success with glue on these

I've had success sealing top seams of gas tank with:

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(Homelite T-12 gas tank)  

I would think it would work for the gas cap lens seal.  

 

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I had an old chain saw that had a hole in the gas reservoir and repaired it with a patch of fiberglass and some special gas proof resin/hardener the fg supplier provided.  Works fine and saved an old Echo saw that I picked up at the disposal bin.  Had to replace a rusted bar and chain and fuel/oil lines.

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I used that fibreglass and resin patch kit on a gas tank 2 years ago, I think.  Still holding without a problem, in fact I forgot I had done this til now.  lol.

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