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Old 10 February 2013, 07:52   #1
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Honda tank connector problem

I have acquired a Mercury Fuel tank for nowt, bargain!

However I need to replace the Mercury bayonet with one for my current fuel line, Honda bayonet.

The tank boss is none standard so I need to use it to make the connection. I have bought a Honda type connector with a NPT thread (only ones available)

Trouble is the hole in the tank boss is slightly too large to take the Honda connector. I am referring to the inside diameter of the inner drilling in the picture difficult to explain). The gap between the connector and the flange hole is only about 0.5mm so quite easily filled with epoxy.

Tank side is alloy and adaptor side is steel (possibly stainless).

I thought of helicoils, or epoxy.

I also thought of just scrapping the whole thing and just buying a new tank (circa 35). Could probabaly use the adaptor in the new tank.

But before I do

Any ideas?

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Old 10 February 2013, 08:49   #2
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Use a Mercury male out of the tank, short piece of hose with a Honda female end on, hose now fits
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Old 10 February 2013, 14:18   #3
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Exactly. Did the tank come with a hose? If yes, just wack a new connector on the end of it at the engine end. If it didn't, use the old connector, connect a new hose up to it with the correct connector on the end. I wouldn't mess around gluing the new connector into that fitting as it will invariably fail.
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Thanks for the idea, but

Because I thought I could get the Honda connector to fit I removed the Mercury bit. But because it was well seized, I had to destroy it to get it out.

Doh........

Anyway, got a really tidy tank from the Chandlery Barge for 15. Honda adaptor fits perfectly

All sorted.

Now, next task...............

Cheers again
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Old 11 February 2013, 11:25   #5
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Forgot to add...

Mercury tank is going in the bin, unless someone PM's me, free to good home.

I'm at SP5 2BY

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Is it pretty knackered? If not I'll have it - you're a few mins down the road from me.
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Old 11 February 2013, 12:38   #7
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Level indicator is missing, outlet bayonet has been removed.

Tank itself, pick up, and top fitting all OK.

You are welcome to throw it in the bin for me, if you see what I mean (0:

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