Cheap fuel filler and cap

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    harry76 New Member

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    A while ago i found an old hotwater system being thrown out at work, i took some copper piping from it along with fittings and two end caps. I had never seen these before but they looked perfect for a fuel cap.

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    So i found some old pipe and put a thread on it, very easy and IMO a very nice filler and cap.

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    So i used this on my tank for my Villiers build

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    So i had 2 caps, used one on the Villiers but unfortunately lost the one meant for my Briggs build, so i went to a plumbing supplies to price one of these endcaps, thinking they would probably be around $20- $30....... i was pleasantly surprised to find that they are only $5. So i bought 3 for that price. I think thats a very nice yet very cheap fuel cap, so i thought i would share. If there is something cheaper that looks as good id love to hear about it.

    The new $5 cap is on the left, the right one is the one i found. I asked if he had different ones as well. He didnt but he said they will vary depending on the manufacturer....

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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Like dis......

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    harry76 New Member

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    That is nice... no doubt. Mine cost $5.... How much was yours?

    Is that the end of a torch? If so good thinking.... if not that would be an idea
     
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    Thats pretty cool now ive really looked at your setup.... the tank is in the toptube right? Did you cut the toptube and put in endplates? Very neat setup dude!!!
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Thanks man;)
    Mine cost about the same, I use a rubber grommet to vent the cap. Didn't have to cut the top tube, just have to plug the weld vent holes which can be very tricky.

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    Scotto, so what actually is the cap on your tank? Is it an end cap like mine then?
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Yes Harry, that's exactly what it is.....a brass cap for a hose bib and a fitting to match with tapered pipe threads that tap into the aluminium top tube of a tank.

    It took me a second when you said the end of a torch.....meaning the end cap of a flashlight lol. The brass fittings cost me about 6 US doll hairs.

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