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Old 23 February 2009, 09:15   #1
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Fuel cock - where to get one?

Hi chaps,

I've been overhauling the boat's fuel system from the plastic IMS tank in the console to the engine. Had to replace the 'adapter plate for remote fittings' because the plastic has degraded around the edge, leaving the perimeter 'scalloped' between the fixing screws and therefore leaking, especially in bumpy water. A replacement is on the way. Why the plate has degraded round the edge, but not in the middle where it's subjected to fuel and fumes, I've no idea.

After reading the thread re. engine fires it occurred to me that I can't turn off the fuel feed to my engine and if the pipe breaks or burns through, fuel will syphon out of the tank with no way to stop it quickly.

I need a tap. Googled 'fuel cock' and 'boat fuel cock', but could only find two way cocks (switch between tanks). I just want an on/off cock that can be fitted in the fuel line as it leaves the tank. Major concern is that it must not drip, as it will be inside the console. I would imagine motorcycle ones will not have enough flow rate, or may leak.

Anyone know where I can find a suitable one?
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Old 23 February 2009, 10:31   #2
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http://www.asap-supplies.com/ Part # 405202
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Spot on Dirk. Many thanks.
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you'll need a couple of hose tails to go with it.
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Old 24 February 2009, 12:06   #5
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you'll need a couple of hose tails to go with it.
Thanks for the reminder. All now ordered. Cheers.
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Old 25 February 2009, 12:14   #6
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I know you have found one but as an alternative for anyone else interested.
I just ordered one of these haven't seen it in the flesh yet but looks ok -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Outboard-Engin...d=p4634.c0.m14
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I know you have found one but as an alternative for anyone else interested.
I just ordered one of these haven't seen it in the flesh yet but looks ok -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Outboard-Engin...d=p4634.c0.m14
Crikey, Lawrence knows how to charge, that's a 2.35 "mini valve", 2 x .65p hose tails and a pair of .40p mounting brackets, all available from Hype Hose or similar!
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Try B&Q
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OK, pay more and get a wee fixing plate too B&Q2
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