Double intake fuel valve

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  1. Mikey DEEEE

    Mikey DEEEE New Member

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    I want to put 2 gas tanks on my next build, i was wondering if there ar anyfeul valves that have a double intake, thanks

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  2. Dave31

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    There are 3-way fuel valves, you will just have to search for one. Hardware stores ect.....

    I think I got a marine 1/4" 3-way fuel valve at Ace Hardware one time.
     
  3. Mikey DEEEE

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    what about double-intake fuel filters
     
  4. Finfan

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    Might be simpler to have a valve on each tank then run them to a "T". From there they can feed through the filter to the carb.

    Edit: You would have to always run the higher tank empty first since liquid will attempt to seek the same level. You couldn't have both valves open at the same time.
     
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  5. Mikey DEEEE

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    Where can i buy one?
     
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    maybe at a autoparts store or large hardware store.
     
  7. Finfan

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    I really don't know but I bet there's something out there if you look hard enough. I'll try looking around for suggestions later this weekend.
     
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    thanks finfan that means alot, where in tucson are u?
     
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    Both Wicks and Spruce aircraft supply have a big selection of 1/4" T and valves. I prefer the nylon because they are cheap and fuel proof.
     
  10. Finfan

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    Over by Broadway & Kolb. There's a huge Ace, Lowes and a Home Despot all right close to me. I won't be able to get to it before Sunday though. Much holiday stress.... errr I mean festivities going on.
     
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    Yes, that would work great. But you could find one at Ace, Home Depot, any auto parts store as well.
     
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    Those are literally 1/10th the price at Wicks.
     
  14. Finfan

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    Well, I didn't ask but in a quick search around Ace I didn't see anything for fuel lines or the like. It is probably a better shot to go to an auto parts store to look. It seems like you have a grip on the concept now anyway. Just remember to not open both valves at the same time unless they are at the same level. Otherwise you'll have fuel leaking out of the lower gas cap.
     
  15. Earthman

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    What I would really like is a fuel valve with "off," "on," and "reserve" settings (just like a regular motorcycle) that fits the standard tank.

    Another thing I would like is an air-tight gas cap with a screw vent (like some outboard motors have) that fits the standard tank for a MB. That way, I could close the vent and hang my MB by the wheels from the ceiling like I do my other bikes.

    Someday I plan to build both unless someone knows where I can buy them. Any ideas?
     
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    Isn't gas leaking out of one enough for you then?
     
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    LOL,,,, laff
     

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