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Posted by alan_thomas at August 27. 2017

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me what the internal washers are made from in the fuel taps on my 1955 ES2. These are the washers that the push-pull mechanism slides across to line up or close the holes in them. They look like leather but difficult to tell because now are mostly dust. I'm assuming I will have to make some, I doubt I can buy some.

Many thanks,

Alan

Re: ES2 fuel tap wahers

Posted by Michael Rettie at August 27. 2017

See:    36A_PT/CORK/F      in NOC Shop

Re: ES2 fuel tap wahers

Posted by michael_sullivan at August 27. 2017

Alan:

Can you post a photo of the fuel taps in question?

Over the years it is possible that a previous owner has changed the taps from what was originally supplied.

You could have the round bodied Ewarts type which use cylindrical pieces of cork or something else.

Mike

Re: ES2 fuel tap wahers

Posted by ian_soady at August 28. 2017

When you fit the new corks, immerse them in boiling water for a few minutes. This makes them very soft and pliable.

 

For the round bodied Ewarts taps, I found it was easiest to cut the cork longitudinally on one side to avoid forcing it over the locating lip.

Re: ES2 fuel tap wahers

Posted by alan_thomas at August 28. 2017

Previously Michael Rettie wrote:

See:    36A_PT/CORK/F      in NOC Shop

Thank you MIchael. Will do.

Re: ES2 fuel tap wahers

Posted by alan_thomas at August 28. 2017

Previously michael_sullivan wrote:

Alan:

Can you post a photo of the fuel taps in question?

Over the years it is possible that a previous owner has changed the taps from what was originally supplied.

You could have the round bodied Ewarts type which use cylindrical pieces of cork or something else.

Mike

Thank you Mike. Hope I've done this correctly and it reaches you.

Alan

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Re: ES2 fuel tap wahers

Posted by alan_thomas at August 28. 2017

Previously ian_soady wrote:

When you fit the new corks, immerse them in boiling water for a few minutes. This makes them very soft and pliable.

 

For the round bodied Ewarts taps, I found it was easiest to cut the cork longitudinally on one side to avoid forcing it over the locating lip.

Thank you. I'm learning so much!

Alan

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